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Posted by: Perkins Coie LLP

Category: Overall Management

Position: Legal Staff Supervisor (Intellectual Property)

Posted: October 30, 2014


Posted by: Davis Wright Tremaine

Category: Financial Management

Position: Billing Supervisor

Posted: October 22, 2014


Posted by: Marten Law

Category: Human Resources

Position: Chief Operating Officer - Firmwide role, located in Seattle

Posted: September 22, 2014


Perkins Coie LLP

Position: Legal Staff Supervisor (Intellectual Property)

Job Summary: Will coordinate the daily non-lawyer functions of Seattle office Intellectual Property group including assigning secretarial/timekeeper (attorney/paralegal) pairings, balancing departmental workload and assigning backup secretarial coverage.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Will attend Legal Staff Supervisor meetings and serve as communication link between department and other departments within the firm
  • Will also coordinate office moves within the department and approve PTO requests, arranging for coverage as needed
  • Responsible for conducting interviews for new or replacement staff in coordination with Human Resources including conducting or facilitating the training of new staff, monitoring proficiency and providing feedback on performance during initial 90-day evaluation period
  • Will facilitate annual performance evaluations and provide ongoing coaching and counseling for support staff regarding disciplinary actions and work-related concerns, resolving differences or seeking support from Legal Staff Manager, Director of Human Resources or lawyers involved to rectify concerns


  • Must have effective oral and written communications skills, demonstrated ability to direct the workflow of employees, and the ability to establish effective working relationships throughout operational groups
  • Must have demonstrated administrative skills such as organizing, coordinating and listening for effective supervision of clerical support
  • Requires the ability to counsel with employees, demonstrating confidentiality and resourcefulness


  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is preferred


  • Previous supervisory or lead experience is required, along with knowledge of Patent and Trademark procedures

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Contact Dominika Krull
Address: 1201 3rd Ave, Suite 4900, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-359-3857
Fax: 206-359-4857

Davis Wright Tremaine

Position: Billing Supervisor

Job Summary: Supervises the Billing team to ensure they are meeting the needs and goals of the firm by producing timely, high quality work product and cust. service; serves as expert for billing applications, and works with the Client Accounts Manager on initiatives.

Essential Job Duties: 

  • Provide day to day supervision for the billing team, including managing staffing levels, coaching, and hiringlations issues
  • Monitor billing work product
  • Act as resource with regard to billing applications, policies and procedures


  • 7+ years accounting experience with an emphasis on billing and a demonstrated record of increasing responsibilities
  • 5+ years supervisory experience with a staff of 6 or more


  • College degree in accounting or finance


  • Proficiency with Elite Enterprise Billing & Reporting Module or similar comprehensive or enterprise-level accounting software
  • Ability to perform advanced spreadsheet functions in Excel
  • Understanding of Accounting policies, procedures and applcations

Salary: DOE

To Apply: Please apply online at

Marten Law

Position: Chief Operating Officer - Firmwide role, located in Seattle

Job Summary: Marten Law is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to manage the Firm’s operations, technology, and human resources across its five offices in four states. This position reports directly to the equity partners, and works closely with the Firm’s management.

Essential Job Duties: Responsible for the back office operation of Marten Law (with the exception of finance and marketing) including:

  • Establishing and implementing policies
  • Vendor and budget management
  • Oversight of non-attorney staff
  • Hiring and related personnel matters


  • Minimum 15 years managing complex professional services businesses, preferably across multiple offices
  • Minimum 5 years experience in human resources
  • Experienced vendor and contract management expertise
  • Significant IT management experience


  • Advanced degree in business administration or public administration preferred


  • Strong team building and people management skills
  • Strong business acumen and sound judgment
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative problem solving

Salary: Market competitive; based upon experience

To Apply: To apply, qualified candidates may view the full job description and complete application process at:

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