Washington DC

Knowledge Management Lawyer – Healthcare & Life Sciences

CM Legal

Knowledge Management Lawyer – Healthcare & Life Sciences

The Knowledge Management Lawyer (KM Lawyer) will be responsible for managing the creation, organization, and delivery of knowledge assets for the Healthcare & Life Sciences (HCLS) Practice Group in order to help the firm’s attorneys to work at the highest level. The KM Lawyer will support the delivery of a broad portfolio of knowledge services for the HCLS Practice including the monitoring of legal, market and regulatory developments, the preparation of tailored thought leadership pieces for clients, the creation of standard forms and guidance notes, and the collation and organization of precedent.  The ultimate goal of these efforts is to further enhance the firm’s reputation as a market leader in the sector.
The firm has a well-established Knowledge Management team with defined career progression routes which recognize the experience their colleagues bring to their role. Whilst the expectation is that candidates will have five years or more practicing experience, the firm is open to candidates at all levels, including those with very significant experience in this field.
This role will be located in any of their US offices, with a preference for Washington D.C. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications
Other key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and monitoring KM projects under the firm’s KM Initiative, working with attorneys to bring these to fruition, and to ensure they meet the team’s strategic objectives
  • Supporting the HCLS Practice’s training programs including setting the curriculum, delegating presentation tasks, and assisting with the preparation of training materials
  • Identifying, collecting, and organizing precedent and other work product for the HCLS Practice in the firm’s knowledge management databases and, where relevant, creating intranet sites to ensure easy access to the HCLS Practice’s knowhow
  • Generally acting as a sounding board for technical legal queries from attorneys relating to HCLS matters
  • Interacting and collaborating with the firm’s other KM Lawyers and with the Business Development, Brand & Communications, Technology, Research & Library, and other departments on a knowledgeable and professional level

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate extensive technical legal knowledge in the healthcare and life sciences sector and in-depth industry knowledge, including familiarity with the major players in the industry and an understanding of healthcare and life sciences-specific terminology and resources
  • Exhibit meticulous attention to detail
  • Display outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal

And have:

  • A J.D., Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant law firm experience as a practicing attorney with extensive experience of healthcare and life sciences law and regulation and a focus on the healthcare and life sciences industry sectors

Benefits & Additional Information
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in the firm’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Pay Range
USD $220,000.00 – USD $270,000.00 /Yr.


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