Practice Development Specialist - Capital Markets

Purpose: Responsible for supporting Practice Development Lawyers, Senior Practice Development Specialist, and the wider Practice Development program with particular focus on providing support with knowledge sharing initiatives as well as day-to-day responsibility for and maintenance of knowledge related solutions and tools.


  • Work closely with the Practice Development Lawyers and Senior Practice Development Specialist to help implement the Practice Development strategy and associated services.
  • Provide support to the Practice Development Lawyer and practice groups focused on Capital Markets, Finance & Restructuring, and other related corporate practice groups.
  • Maintain knowledge tools and know-how repositories to ensure that content is current and relevant; perform content management activities, under direction of the Practice Development Lawyers and Senior Practice Development Specialist, to ensure appropriate protocols with regard to client/confidential information are complied with.
  • Work alongside the Knowledge Solutions team to develop and maintain knowledge channels (portal pages, Practice Sites, Matter Management tools, etc.) for assigned content areas to facilitate access (search/browse) to relevant know-how and expertise.
  • Work with matter teams to harvest know-how in alignment with approved content plans that are developed by the Practice Development Lawyers in conjunction with the practice groups, Knowledge Solutions, and overall Practice Development.
  • Act as a point of contact for enquiries on Cleary work product and matter experience and expertise.
  • Work with other business support functions such as Library & Information Services, Business Development, and Learning and Development.
  • Gather end-user feedback on a continuous basis for input into practice group programs and overall Cleary program.
  • Support practice groups on substantive and non-substantive legal research (e.g., on internal resources and content).
  • Support news and communication activities to maintain current awareness programs.

Qualifications & Experience

  • 2-4 years’ experience working in a legal or professional services organization.
  • Experience working in a corporate legal organization preferred.
  • An interest in working in Legal Practice Development and Knowledge Management.
  • Experience of working in a global environment and team and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Subject matter expertise and experience in knowledge solutions and key principles of knowledge and content management.
  • Understanding of knowledge and business requirements of lawyers or similar.
  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent.
  • Legal background/law degree preferred.