Attorney Development Training Manager

Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Attorney Development
Location: London
The firm

With 22 offices, more than 1,700 attorneys and 50-plus practice areas, Skadden advises businesses, financial institutions and governmental entities around the world on their most complex, high-profile matters, providing the guidance they need to compete in today’s business environment.

We are known for our utmost dedication to client service, commitment to excellence, creativity and resourcefulness in providing innovative advice and novel legal solutions.

Skadden advises clients on their most important matters, including M&A, private equity, banking and finance, corporate restructuring, capital markets, including high yield, investment management, tax, insurance, EU competition, financial regulatory, employment, government enforcement and white collar crime, as well as international litigation and arbitration.

Through our integrated practices and collaborative approach, we provide significant value and cost-efficiencies by bringing together the exceptional breadth of experience needed to satisfy our clients’ business objectives.

We received the most top attorney rankings among law firms, including 59 Band 1 attorney rankings and six “Star Individual” rankings in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA. Additionally, in Chambers Global 2018, Skadden earned 55 top-tier practice and attorney rankings.

The Role


Oversees, improves, reviews and maintains current CLE/CPD progammes for the London office. Proposes new ideas and formats in training for attorneys of all levels including summer associates and trainee solicitors.

  • Oversees CPD documents and stays current with L&D and SRA Continuing Competence requirements; works closely with the CLE Supervisor in the NY office 
  • Researches current speakers, vets vendors and recommends ideas to the Asst. Director of Attorney Development Training and the London Training Partners/Committee
  • Coordinates attorney events in London (i.e., ACE socials, counsel conferences, and other ad-hoc activities)
  • Reviews the Attorney Learning Site monthly- ensuring accuracy and keeping the London Training calendar current, responsible for contributing to the monthly Spotlight content
  • Organises and attends regular Training Committee meetings.
  • Coordinates with the Attorney Development Senior Training Manager in New York the  bar admission procedures and compliance and the bar registration renewals
  • Responsible for the London training budget, working closely with the NY Sr. Attorney Development Training Manager
  • Creates and revises London consultant/vendor contracts and works with the Attorney Development Sr. Training Coordinator and the Firm’s General Counsel’s office on agreement language and amendments.
  • Supervises program logistics during on and off-site trainings; also via WebEx
  • Ensures current knowledge of firm policies and practices for attorneys, with a focus on Bar Compliance, Attorney Education and mandatory education compliance
  • Manages and oversees department projects, day-to-day operations and long-range plans
  • Approves invoices and expenses
  • Reviews and evaluates the performance and work of staff in the London training team;  provides guidance in the resolution of problems; prepares performance evaluations
  • Oversees and reviews staff attendance and vacation time
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Person Specification


  • Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems 
  • Knowledge of business and legal forms and formats
  • Demonstrated experience with leading and supervising others
  • Ability to coordinate and implement projects, processes and change management
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and delegate effectively
  • Demonstrates effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to use discretion and exercise independent and sound judgment
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Flexibility to adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs
  • Flexibility to travel


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5+ years training and development experience in a law firm