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Chief Administrative Officer

Posted: July 17, 2018

MoloLamken LLP, an elite litigation boutique, seeks a Chief Administrative Officer. We are a young, growing firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago, and an international client base. We do not have a “home office”, with lawyers and staff in all three cities operating as a unified team. While this position is based in New York, we will accept resumes from qualified candidates in all our jurisdictions. Learn more about us at

We are looking for a leader, who is not only pro-active and anticipates the needs of our organization – but who also is willing and able to do the basic tasks needed to assure things run smoothly day-to-day. The essential functions of the CAO include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to, and in some instances, leading the firm’s strategic and tactical planning and organizational development, technology implementation, and other management functions
  • Preparing financial budgets and forecasts
  • Overseeing office facilities, leases, space utilization, and office improvements
  • Managing and leading senior staff including the directors of business development, talent and recruiting, and our finance manager

Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university, preferably in Business Administration or a related field, and a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible business experience, at least five of which must have been in a leadership role.

The successful candidates will also have the following skills:

  • A commitment to professional excellence
  • Strong written/oral communication and interpersonal skills required to interact with firm management, attorneys, clients, staff, and outside vendors, as well as the ability to foster relationships among those various groups as appropriate
  • Sound judgment and discretion
  • A results oriented attitude with the ability to effectively prioritize and balance competing demands
  • Knowledge of financial analysis and budgeting
  • The ability to successfully motivate and develop teams and build/maintain office morale across the firm
  • A willingness to learn and follow developments in the legal profession, and more broadly, professional services
  • A commitment to keep the firm at the forefront of innovation and profitability

We provide competitive compensation, including an attractive benefits package, consistent with our elite position in the marketplace. To apply, please provide a resume and three references. Please also provide a description of 400 words or less explaining what, in your view, we need from the person joining our team in this position and how you are suited to fill that need.

MoloLamken LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other protected status under applicable law.

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