Case Assistant

  • Berkeley Research Group
  • New York, NY 10001, US
  • Nov 09, 2018
Full time Other

Job Description


Berkeley Research Group


Job ID 2018-2046
# of Openings 1
Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2018-11-08
Category Other

Overview

Berkeley Research Group provides independent advice, data analytics, authoritative studies, expert testimony, investigations, and regulatory and dispute consulting to Fortune 500 corporations, financial institutions, government agencies, major law firms, and regulatory bodies around the world. BRG experts provide sophisticated economic, financial, and analytical advice across a wide range of disciplines, including antitrust and competition policy, complex damages, finance, healthcare, intellectual property, restructuring, valuation, and workforce issues. In addition, the firm assists clients in major industry sectors with compliance, business process improvement, and strategy consulting.

Our Case Assistant position supports the Co-Chair of our Economics and Damages practice and his team of international arbitration economists in BRG's New York office as well as Buenos Aires. The team is in the process of hiring and expanding and conducts business attending to disputes that involve many industries across many countries, including the majority of South American countries, several countries in Eastern Europe, Europe, and Africa and the Middle East. The ideal candidate is a professional who takes initiative, is flexible and enjoys working in a results-driven, entrepreneurial and global environment. The individual should exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative and organizational skills. The Case Assistant should have the ability to work independently on projects from conception to completion, periodically work under pressure and handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Headquartered in Emeryville, California, BRG currently has over 40 offices across the United States and internationally. This position offers advancement opportunities within a rapidly growing expert services and consulting firm.

Responsibilities

Project/Engagement/Client Support

  • Develop a strong partnership with and understanding of the work of the Managing Director and the associated team and be an engaged, sophisticated facilitator of their effectiveness in executing practice goals.
  • Provide support for the practice activities with the ability to broadly understand the context and requirements of their work and provide a bridge for smooth communication and coordination of activities within the team.
  • Understand the business and the team, contribute to efficient allocation of resources and responsibilities, handle day-to-day project allocation and liaise with clients as a point-person for inquiries.
  • Understand the client base, pipeline of projects and assist with activities related to acquiring clients including research, meeting coordination, marketing support and overall proposal preparation.
  • Support the practice with various client interactions including set up of new matters, client/partner correspondence and meetings plus billing and collection.
  • Display a high degree of discretion with sophisticated abilities to recognize and handle sensitive and highly confidential information in an appropriate and compliant manner.

Schedule/Calendar Management/Travel

  • Arrange meetings and other contacts (external and internal) between clients (and other external parties), BRG leadership and/or other BRG team members. This work often involves an international component and/or accommodating multiple time zones.
  • Provide meeting logistics support including coordinating conference calls and other meeting technologies, meeting rooms, catering services, and other reservations as needed.
  • Coordinate business travel arrangements, both domestic and international, this may include obtaining visas, booking of accommodation, flights, car services, etc.
  • Handle time and expense reporting, including occasional currency exchange related tasks.


Qualifications

Education: Bachelor's degree preferred

Experience:

Minimum of 1 year of support experience, preferably in a professional services setting such as consulting, legal or accounting. Previous experience in organizations with global presence preferred.
Technical savvy is key - intermediate to advanced computer skills required in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Abilities:
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including executive team, experts, staff and other external partners
  • Forward-looking thinker who demonstrates the ability to anticipate needs, proactively solve problems and combines a willingness to take initiative with sound judgement.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals, multi-task and prioritize activities in a rapidly changing high-stress environment and be adaptable to various competing demands.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, exceptionally organized and proven time management skills.
  • Resourceful team-player with the ability to self-motivate, manage and work independently.
  • Demonstrated consistently positive approach along with the highest level of customer/client service and responsiveness.
  • Excellent verbal skills coupled with proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Flexibility in adjusting work schedule on occasion and willing to work overtime as needed.

Candidate must be able to submit verification of his/her legal right to work in the United States, without company sponsorship.

BRG is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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