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Director, Regulatory Enforcement and Complex Litigation

Bates Group LLC, Lake Oswego, OR

Job - Law

Close Date: 03/31/2020

Bates Group ( has been a trusted partner to our financial services clients and their counsel for more than 30 years, delivering superior quality and results on a cost-effective basis. Voted a Best Securities Litigation Consulting Firm by readers of the New York Law Journal and an NYLJ Hall of Fame service provider, Bates Group provides solutions throughout the lifecycle of your legal, regulatory, and compliance matters. With a roster of more than 200 financial industry and regulatory compliance experts, Bates offers services in litigation consultation and testimony, regulatory enforcement and internal investigations, compliance solutions, AML and financial crimes, forensic accounting, damages, and big data consulting.

Position Summary
Directors are recognized as experts in all aspects of client services and are the mentors of team leaders at Bates. As the Director, Regulatory Enforcement and Complex Litigation, the role is responsible for the quality control and revenue of each project executed in their practice, including development and successful execution of the practice area plans. The Director also helps the Business Development Team identify opportunities, participates in sales pursuits, and will also be accountable for their own practice revenue goals. This role will require a high degree of project management and execution acumen, as this position focuses on both business development and client-service fronts. Individuals in this position must possess effective communication skills and the ability to be an industry thought leader in order to further development and expansion of the Bates Group brand and services. Directors are recognized by clients as experts and may be called upon to fill the role of an expert.

Key Accountabilities
• Maintain a reputation for professional excellence within the industry and supports the Bates brand
• Accountable for project execution with assigned technical team and achievement of the client’s expectations of quality, schedule, and cost
• Advise Practice Area Leader in determination of resource requirements for the practice area based on upcoming project pipeline (forecast)
• Accountable for project and overall practice profitability target attainment (GM%)
• Proactively manages project risks and provides mitigation strategies where necessary
• Assists Managing Director in performance coaching for consultants, associates, and analysts
• Assists Practice Area Leader with case resolution, escalation management, and where necessary negotiates with client to find acceptable solutions
• Responsible for maintaining and deepening existing relationships with key decision-makers and clients as well as ensure the Bates team does the same
• Accountable for revenue from current or new clients and working with Business Development and Marketing to increase visibility of Bates to generate new business and deepen existing relationships
• Assists Marketing with collateral development for use in the Business Development process
• Accountable for prioritization of projects within the practice, and working with other Directors to prioritize projects across the firm

Skills and Competencies
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent industry experience
• Prior experience working with regulators and interfacing with SEC, FINRA, and CFTC a plus
• 10 years demonstrated Practice management knowledge and experience; multi-year experience in big data analytics
• Advanced technical skills in Excel and SAS; VBA, Python, and R a plus
• Demonstrated track record of consulting and relationship management
• Knowledge of key customers and influencers in both the financial services industry and outside law firms
• Experience building relationships with a track record of success developing/maintaining relationships leading to long-term relationships
• Demonstrated experience in leading and managing teams
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Strong analytical and organizational skill
• Thrives in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment
• Demonstrated skills in working collaboratively with other groups within the organization
• Demonstrated leadership capability and the ability to motivate team
• Strategic thinking/strategic view of marketplace
• Honesty, integrity, and personal accountability

Working Conditions
Successful completion of a background check through Bates Group is required before the employee’s start date. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position and move about. The employee is frequently required to operate equipment such as computers and copiers. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

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