Staff

Overview

Bilzin Sumberg is dedicated to providing a challenging work environment, competitive compensation, and progressive workplace policies. The firm believes that teamwork is an essential component in providing high quality legal services, so we value the talents and skills of our entire staff.  Staff contributions are recognized throughout the year with various staff appreciation programs. 

Furthermore, the firm sponsors various extracurricular activities, including several sports teams and annual summer and end of year events. 

Bilzin Sumberg offers a comprehensive benefits package and an environment which encourages and supports professional growth. Our beautiful offices feature amenities which include an employee lounge, document production center, training facility, state of the art technology and a fitness center. 

We invite you to explore the sections below, as well as the rest of our site, to find out more about the resources and opportunities available to you at Bilzin Sumberg. 

We are an EEO/AA employer and we value diversity in our workplace.

Benefits

Bilzin Sumberg values its staff and offers an excellent benefits package to meet individual needs. All regular full-time employees are eligible to participate. Dependent and domestic partner coverage is also available. Below is a list of benefits available, with varying eligibility requirements: 

• Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans 
• Group life insurance & AD&D
• Short-term disability insurance
• Long-term disability insurance
• Flexible Spending Account
• Health Savings Account
• Employee assistance program 
• 401(k) plan
• Parking/public transportation 
• Paid time off (PTO) 
• Paid holidays 
• Supplemental voluntary plans, such as: 
     • Term life insurance 
     • Additional AD&D 
     • AFLAC cancer indemnity plan 
     • Whole life insurance 
     • Critical illness insurance  
     • Accident insurance

 
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Training

Bilzin Sumberg prides itself in hiring the highest caliber individuals and retaining those individuals by offering challenges in their jobs and providing ongoing training. Our in-house IT department trains new employees on standard software functions or specific applications as needed. 

In addition, professional development training is provided to individuals through in-house classes. The firm recognizes that employees need to grow and develop to be successful with the firm. The firm embraces training and feels it is a vital element to everyone's success.
Open Staff Positions
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Conflicts/Intake Analyst
November 07, 2022
Bilzin Sumberg is seeking a highly skilled individual to handle conflicts searching and reporting and client/matter intake. The duties include searching for potential conflicts in the firm's database, as well as organizing and interpreting search results. Responsibilities include handling large volumes of data, and preparing and proofreading data and reports. The position also entails communicating with attorneys in the firm in an effort to clear potential conflicts and obtaining information for client and matter opening. 

Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Proficiency with MS Excel and familiarity with online research tools is required.  Experience with InTapp Open and Conflicts, Aderant Expert and iManage is preferred, but not required. Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and an ability to work under pressure are imperative. Major law firm experience preferred.
 
Interested candidates should submit a resume to Jackie F. Gallego, Chief Human Resources Officer.
Knowledge Management Attorney
September 27, 2022

Reporting to the Chief Knowledge Officer, the Knowledge Management (KM) Attorney is responsible for educating the practice groups on effectively applying technology and KM best practices, promoting adoption of KM resources, and facilitating other KM-related projects as needed.

REQUIRED SKILLS
• Knowledge of legal documents and legal practices
• Outstanding communication, both written and verbal and the ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences
• Ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
• Attention to detail and organizational skills
• Passionate about the importance and relevance of knowledge management
• Ability to solve problems, both technical issues and situations involving collaboration with attorneys and non-legal staff/departments
• Fluency in standard MS Office applications and ability to quickly master new collaboration and similar software and tools
• Must be a team player and able to work collaboratively with and through others
• Excellent project management skills, attention to detail, and the ability to meet tight deadlines
• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, including the ability to translate information between technical personnel and attorneys
• Receptiveness to feedback and coaching; growth mindset

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Provide in-depth training on KM tools for lateral attorneys and new associates
• Provide ongoing individual, group lawyer and staff training on KM tools, resources, and best practices
• Help drive stakeholder engagement, learning/training, organizational change communications, deployment, and adoption measurement
• Collaborate with other attorneys and KM professionals on KM and innovation initiatives that span multiple practice groups
• Stay informed about market trends and technology developments applicable to the practice group
• Manage the change portfolio and communicate planned technology changes across the organization

KM CONTENT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
• Work with practice group committees and leadership to create and maintain a collection of practice-specific resources, such as templates, checklists, and other know-how, to facilitate knowledge reuse
• Identify, develop, test, and promote templates suitable for automation.
• Develop workflows leveraging practice group resources and technologies to promote
efficiency in common matter types
• Oversee KM projects delegated to associates and support staff
• Organize and curate practice sites on the firm intranet to promote and make accessible
the highest value content

PRACTICE GROUP OUTREACH AND EDUCATION
• Be an ambassador for the adoption of KM-oriented technologies to better integrate
technology into the practice
• Actively contribute to a culture of valuing and leveraging the firm’s knowledge.
• Assist practitioners in locating practice-related internal and external knowledge
resources and technologies
• Evaluate new and innovative workflow, technology, KM and research tools and
resources based on Practice Group needs; participate in technology pilots and
assessments

PREFERRED SKILLS
• Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to build trust and productive relationships
across the firm
• Ability to analyze a problem/project quickly and accurately and to develop creative
solutions
• Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
• Exhibit high degree of initiative in managing multiple priorities simultaneously in a fastpaced,
deadline-driven, detail-oriented work environment
• Dependable team player with high energy, creativity and vision who works
collaboratively and cooperatively with others in a team-oriented environment
• Ability to quickly learn new skills and technologies and apply existing knowledge to new
problems
• Knowledge of legal concepts related to the business of the firm and the legal industry
• Knowledge of current legal technology trends and industry demands
• Proficiency in legal software and applications such as iManage and document
automation platforms
• Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
• Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges
• Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project
lifecycle
• Demonstrated good business judgments and analytical skills

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Jackie F. Gallego, Chief Human Resources Officer.

 

Conflicts Attorney
August 10, 2022
Bilzin Sumberg is seeking a Conflicts Attorney with a minimum of two (2) years law firm experience clearing and resolving conflict issues.  The position will work closely with our Firm's General Counsel and Conflicts team in managing, researching and monitoring potential conflicts of interest and risk management issues to avoid possible legal conflicts and business issues.

Responsibilities:
• Review and analysis of new matters to identify potential conflicts of interest, interface with professionals, secretaries and other Firm personnel to gather pertinent information and viewpoints, and apply Florida Rules of Professional Conduct, other applicable rules, and Firm policies and procedures to analyze whether a proposed matter presents conflict(s) of interest and, if so, potential permitted resolutions of such conflict(s), if any, though waivers or other alternatives.
• Communicate with and advise professionals, secretaries and other Firm personnel on established Firm policies and Procedures related to conflicts.
• Consult with the Conflicts Manager on procedural issues concerning Firm policies that affect the Conflicts Department.
• Draft and review consents, engagement letters, termination letters, and disclosures.
• Assist with the onboarding new hires, including reviewing conflict reports, working with candidate to obtain additional information as needed, communicating with appropriate practice group leaders  and the General Counsel regarding conflict issues, waivers and ethical walls.
• Confirm need for, and coordinate with General Counsel to create, ethical walls to screen individuals from particular clients and matters as part of conflict clearing process.
• Prioritize requests and coordinate with other team members as appropriate to maintain appropriate flow of priority requests.
• Advise Firm attorneys and incoming professionals on resolution of conflicts of interest issues; and, possess and maintain knowledge of conflicts of interest rules.
• Assist General Counsel with other projects as needed.

Qualifications:
• JD degree required
• Member of the Florida Bar in good standing
• Strong Outlook, Excel and Word skills required
• Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
• Must be extremely detail oriented, organized and have great follow through skills
• Must be able to learn new software programs as needed
• Must have the ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
• Must be able to juggle and prioritize multiple projects
• Must be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
• Must be flexible in order to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands
• Experience with Intapp is a plus

Interested candidates should submit a resume to Jackie Gallego, Chief Human Resources Officer.