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Knowledge Management Lawyer (UK Corporate Transactions)

Location: London EC2V 6DY

Make an impact at Goodwin, where we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. Our 1,200-plus lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity and financial industries. Our unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets us apart. Also a global destination for business professionals, Goodwin’s team of professional staff was named in 2019 the “Best Business Team” by The American Lawyer.

With the breakneck pace of technology disrupting industries around the world, Goodwin’s UK-based team of 140+ lawyers is embracing change to help clients make a lasting and meaningful impact. Since opening our first European office in London in 2008, we have grown into an international powerhouse that works seamlessly across geographies. As part of what is widely recognised as one of the fastest growing international firms in London, our lawyers are deeply experienced in the private equity, life sciences, technology and real estate sectors. This combination of our largest and strongest practices active in private mergers and acquisitions presents an exciting opportunity to support knowledge management initiatives in this legal area.

As the Knowledge Management Lawyer focused on UK corporate transactions, you will be a member Goodwin's global Knowledge Management department and serve as a resident knowledge expert on general corporate and M&A legal issues in relation to corporate governance, equity investments, private M&A transactions, and corporate reorganisations. Working as an embedded Knowledge Management Lawyer, you will work closely with practice leaders and will draw upon your legal expertise and prior experience to support these practices by providing the highest quality legal content and know-how for our UK practitioners.

What you’ll do:

  • Create, develop and maintain model documents, forms, precedents, checklists, and other substantive content for the practices, ensuring such content is up-to-date and readily accessible on the firm’s intranet and other content sharing platforms.
  • Serve as a source of legal, market and practical expertise; identifying and collecting key data points of equity investments and M&A transactions for statistical analysis and post-deal assessments, benchmarking and market trends.
  • Monitor and inform the practices of important relevant legal developments; supporting the research, writing and publication of external client alerts on such developments.
  • Participate in established corporate transactional training initiatives, including internal associate and trainee training sessions, client workshops, and other firm educational training programs.
  • Work with the Knowledge Management team to develop solutions to increase efficiency, enable legal project management and improve legal service delivery; such as document assembly packages, AI due diligence procedures, expert systems and client-facing applications.
  • Participate in Knowledge Management Department meetings to facilitate the sharing of best practices and knowledge, and perform such other duties as requested by the Knowledge Management Department.
  • Participate in corporate transactional business development efforts through thought leadership initiatives, client seminars and pitches, to elevate the awareness and value of this work and the firm’s KM program.

Who you are:

  • England & Wales qualified solicitor.
  • Previous experience in a knowledge management or professional support lawyer role preferred.
  • 6+ years’ practicing experience in a leading city firm with a strong reputation in corporate law, including experience managing, structuring and negotiating mergers and acquisitions for private equity and venture capital clients.
  • Passion for knowledge-sharing, efficiency and excellence in legal work.
  • Interest in working with legal technology, such as document automation, artificial intelligence and collaboration platforms.
  • Reports to the Director of Knowledge Management, Business Law.

Goodwin Procter LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Goodwin Procter LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other legally protected status.

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