White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.
With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market.
We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.
It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most.
We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work.
And why we attract a diverse group of people.
Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world.
Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages. Position Summary
The Global Pricing & Compliance Analyst will bepart of a team responsible for ensuring that new matters are set-up inaccordance with the Firm’s Global Financial Protocols and Policy and supportingthe firm’s data integrity.
This will involve the review of client- and matter-levelengagement letters and fee agreements, to ensure that the details in the NewBusiness Intake forms are set up correctly and maintained accurately within theFirm’s Practice Management system.
The Global Pricing & Compliance Analyst will alsobe responsible for testing the new Client Rate Agreement database and that itis maintained accurately later after going live.
Reviewing and updating of timekeeper and client / matterrelated updates in the firm’s financial system (3E). Also, coordinating with Legaland Administrative Staff regarding modifications to Time and Cost entries.
The successful candidate must possess exceptionalcommunication skills both written and oral, be able to anticipate issues and towork said issues towards resolution, be conscientious, be able to multi-task ina high paced environment.
Our Functional Area The Global Finance team is led by the Firm’s CFO, Steve Wrede, and is made up of approximately 280 team members around the world.
Committed to our 2020 strategy for profitable growth, our core functions include billing and collecting Firm invoices, statutory accounting for the Firm and for individual offices, creating and distributing management reports, processing payments to vendors or reimbursements to employees and managing payroll for our people.
Together, we work seamlessly across our network of offices and countries where we operate. Ours is a multicultural, diverse and supportive team, where everyone’s contribution is welcome and where we share a mutual ambition to achieve our goals and take the Firm from strength to strength.
global tax strategies; inventory management, and finally analysis of the profitability of clients, matters and groups of timekeeper.
We work with partners and with other business services groups to establish hourly billing rates as well as client-specific fee arrangements.
Our Treasury team is responsible for global cash management, foreign currencies and hedging. In consultation with Firm leaders, we set annual global revenue and expense budgets across Regional Sections and offices, including legal and business service departments.
The team continuously reviews expenditures throughout the year to ensure that the Firm’s resources are being used efficiently.
Duties and Accountabilities1
Review of the financial data contained in the NewBusiness Intake forms to ensure compliance with client engagement letters, feeagreements and outside counsel guidelines
Review of client and matter level discounts to confirmthey are within the thresholds set out in the Firm’s Pricing Guidelines andhave the relevant approvals
Escalate and raise issues where the required approvalshave not been received
Establish the date for review of client and matter rates
Review of estimated matter value, as well as estimatedcompletion
Maintain the firm’s Client Rate Agreement Database.
Produce and distribute standard and ad-hoc reports inrelation to client and matter rates
Proactively identify areas of vulnerability ininternal processes and compliance systems.
Communicate with the Pricing team, the regionalFinance teams and matter Partners.
Responsible for time and cost entry corrections,deletions and duplicate entry removals
Responsible for processing all client and matterrelated modifications and to ensure that all requests are processed in compliancewith the firm’s Global Pricing Guidelines.
Responsible to review and action corrections ofautomated time and cost loads
Review and prioritize inquires received including andfollow-up as needed with appropriate parties
Responsible for updating timekeeper records includingbilling rates
Responsible for processing and maintaining new clientand matter rate exceptions and discounts.