Analyst/Associate – Legal Management Consulting


Chicago, IL, USA Remote

Full time


Nov 2

Stout seeks a full-time Analyst/Associate to join its Legal Management Consulting team.

When you join Stout, you are joining a firm that will challenge you, invest in your professional development, and provide opportunities to solve difficult problems for Fortune 1000 companies and beyond. Resources in this role will be part of the growing Legal Management Consulting team where culture and exceptional client service is inspired from leadership down.

Our team assists corporate legal departments and law firms manage their business more effectively. We work with legal organizations, IT, business partners, and vendors to contain risk and cost through operational improvement, efficient data management, and technology usage. We serve both as advisors and as experienced, scalable hands-on resources.

Our services include:

  • Legal Operations
  • Process and Resource Optimization
  • Vendor Management
  • Spend Analysis and Cost Reduction
  • Discovery
  • Process and Program Improvement
  • Data Mapping, Migration and Remediation
  • Case Management and Managed Services
  • Legal Technology
  • Assessment and roadmap
  • System Selection
  • Implementation

This role’s primary focus is to serve as a business analyst working in teams of typically 2-5 consultants while playing an active role in all aspects of client engagement. Analysts work at the direction of Associates and Managers, as well as senior leadership of the group, and receive frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on their team. Analysts have significant opportunities for growth and advancement across Stout’s practice groups and offices.

The ideal candidate is a self-sufficient resource with strong technical, analytical, business, and project management skills, as well as confidence and polish in verbal communications.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop client-facing deliverables and perform associated quality control
  • Participate in client interviews, workshops, and presentations
  • Take detailed, action oriented notes
  • Gather, analyze, and format information
  • Assist in formulating and testing findings
  • Aid in developing recommendations
  • Administer system testing, track defects, and collaborate with technology providers and clients to resolve defects (on technology related projects)
  • Communicate effectively with clients in-person and via email and phone
  • Become proficient in specific legal technology related to active projects
  • Conduct research on client industries, legal technology, and legal industry trends
  • Assist with management of project scope, schedules, workplans, timelines, and budgets
  • Assist in business development efforts such as proposals, workplans, and presentations
  • Seek opportunities to proactively contribute to the growth and development of the Legal Management Consulting team

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Confidence and professionalism during client interactions
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excel in a cooperative team environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with peers, superiors, and client contacts
  • Eagerness to quickly learn and develop new subject matter expertise and business skills
  • Demonstrated accountability and commitment
  • Strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize tasks
  • Maintain high standards for work product
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Advanced computer skills (primarily Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio)
  • Interest in and desire to learn about law department, litigation management, and discovery processes and related technology (prior knowledge a plus)
  • Willingness to travel

Education and/or Training:

  • 4-year undergraduate degree necessary with an emphasis or interest in finance, accounting, business, legal studies, engineering, management information systems, or computer science
  • 0-3+ years of relevant experience in the legal or consulting industry
  • Strong record of leadership in an academic, professional, or extracurricular setting
  • Relevant internship experience

Work Location:

Work location is flexible if approved by the company except that position may not be performed remotely from Colorado.

Why Stout?

Our goal is to provide a comprehensive Total Rewards program that includes competitive compensation, benefits & wellness programs that allows employees to choose what’s most important to them at any life stage. At Stout, we are committed to the personal and professional development of our employees while fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

Stout Culture: We honor the fundamental value and dignity of all individuals. We are committed to representing and including the unique experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds of our people, partners, and the communities we serve. Our core values embrace a culture of inclusion and the equitable treatment of all team members, starting with Stout’s leadership and spreading across the organization. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain individuals with an array of talents, ideas, and experiences that propel the entrepreneurial spirit and exceptionalism that drive our success. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, click here.

Professional Development: To foster employee development we offer ongoing training and learning opportunities, employee resources groups, mentorship programming, and professional designation reimbursement. We believe in timely and proactive performance excellence, ongoing 360 feedback, clear performance expectations at each level, and quarterly check-ins with your manager ensure you are supported and growing your career.

Stout Benefits : Stout offers a variety of benefits to meet the ever-changing needs of our employees throughout their career at Stout. View our Benefits page to see what this can look like for you.

Flexible Work Schedules: Work-life balance is important to us and we want our employees to have balanced lives, which is why we have a discretionary time off policy for all salaried exempt employees. This gives you the ability to take time off as appropriate.

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