International Live Events Association (ILEA)

Events & Practice Support Manager

Seyfarth Shaw LLP
New York, United States, Other
21 days ago


At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.



As an Events and Practice Support Manager, you will be responsible for providing support to the New York office. On a given day, you will be working closely with various departments and practice groups within the New York office.



From an event planning perspective, you will:

  • Work collaboratively with the NY Office Managing Partners and leaders of all NY practice groups.
  • Serve as a liaison for practice group meetings and events.
  • Coordinate with the Firm’s practice group managers, marketing, and professional development staff to ensure optimal outcome.
  • Develop strong working relationships with all personnel to further the success of each department and its goals.
  • Identify opportunities to build practice group functionality, whether through improved communication, business development focus or workload distribution. Address suggestions with the responsible group leader. Where consensus is received, work with key stakeholders toward end goal.
  • Set meeting calendars with practice leaders. Manage communication with group members and office personnel about time, place, agenda, etc. Solicit and suggest topics for the agenda. Prepare and distribute agenda prior to meetings. Attend and contribute to meetings, as appropriate.
  • Work closely with office Marketing team to assist with client and internal events, breakfast briefings, etc.
  • Be responsible for external, and some internal NY events. Research outside venues and conduct site visits for top choices. Make recommendations based on location, offering and budget, evaluate menu selections, taking into consideration the number and composition of attendees, dietary issues and budget. Work collaboratively with team or committees and receive final approval from lead on particular event. Serve as on-site liaison at all firm functions.
  • Coordinate seasonal sports’ tickets, organize office softball team, handle gifts for attorney promotions and holiday gifts for building staff, and order Seyfarth branded merchandise.
  • Receive, evaluate, revise, and sign contracts related to firm meetings and events. Review associated invoices and submit requests for payment. Prepare and manage budget for NY catering events and meetings.
From a pro bono perspective, you will:
  • Act as the office’s Pro Bono Coordinator. Work closely with the NY Pro Bono Partner and Head of the Firm’s Pro Bono program to encourage a 3% billable hours’ participation of all attorneys and paralegals, track pro bono accomplishments and hours, provide OMPs with updates on the office’s pro bono participation, coordinate pro bono clinics within the office several times a year, plan yearly pro bono dinner for those with the most participation hours, and send a weekly newsletter to all attorneys and paralegals with available pro bono cases.
  • Handle all charitable donation requests for the NY office.
  • Schedule and coordinate NY office volunteer opportunities (e.g. Habitat for Humanity, Bowery Mission).
  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience).
  • A minimum of 5-7 years as a corporate event planner/marketing team member.
  • The ability to design and produce creative and exciting, well-thought out events, invitations and announcements using the latest technology and tools available.
  • Ability to work within a team setting.


 Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence.


We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.



With more than 900 lawyers across 17 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at

 Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the following link:

Seyfarth is an EO Employer –M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

This position is based in New York, NY 10018


Job Information

  • Job ID: 64124614
  • Location:
    New York, United States, Other
    New York, New York, United States, Other
  • Position Title: Events & Practice Support Manager
  • Company Name For Job: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Experience: 4-5 Years

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