Legal Manager

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  • Contract Negotiation
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Your Name
Legal Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded May 2018 - Present
Senior Legal Counsel
Engineered an effective corporate governance framework resulting in a 60% reduction in non-compliance issues within the first year.
Directed the legal aspects of 5 M&A deals, ensuring smooth progress and protecting company interests at all times.
Arbitrated commercial issues with a 100% success rate, saving the company $7M in potential losses.
Devised comprehensive legal strategies, in line with business planning which enhanced legal decision making by 40%.
Revised contract negotiation processes, optimizing efficiency by 35%, and strengthened our company's legal position in multiple high-value dealings. January 2016 - April 2018
Legal Counsel
Performed due diligence on an international level, managing legal research across different jurisdictions, and prevented potential legal issues.
Implemented innovative business strategies that addressed legal compliance and reduced risks by 80%.
While dealing with a high-profile civil litigation, demonstrated strong legal writing skills which contributed to a favorable settlement.
Law Firm of Smith & Associates August 2013 - December 2015
Associate Attorney
Successfully exercised contract law expertise to secure positive outcomes for 95% cases deliberated.
Helped clients understand complex intellectual property law, resulting in successful defense of 30+ patent infringement cases.
Provided reliable legal advice that increased client retention by 40%.
Resume Worded Academic Center May 2013
Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy
Focus on International Business Law
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Specialization in Corporate Law
Academic Excellence Award - Top 5% of the class
Legal Expertise: Corporate Law, Contract Negotiation, Intellectual Property Law, Labor Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Legal Compliance
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Legal Case Management Software
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Mediator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2018)
Leadership & Volunteering: Legal Aid Society (Pro bono legal counselor, 2014 - Present)
Professional Development: Active member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section, Attend regular industry conferences and workshops
Your Name
Corporate Lawyer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Senior Corporate Lawyer
Incorporated effective business strategies aligned with legal regulations and restricting potential loopholes by 70%.
Managed successful labor and employment law processes which increased company's compliance by 50%.
Negotiated high-value M&A deals, and secured favorable terms which resulted in an estimated $3M in savings.
Implemented new bankruptcy law tactics that saved 5 corporate clients from insolvency.
Established a streamlined due diligence process, reducing cost by 30% and increasing efficiency by 40%. October 2015 - January 2019
Corporate Lawyer
Assessed and advised clients on commercial litigation cases, achieving an increase of 90% in favorable judgements.
Delivered expert legal advice pivotal to the company expanding its operations overseas.
Managed international law compliance for overseas operations, reducing legal risks by 70%.
Baker & McKenzie May 2013 - October 2015
Junior Associate
Supported senior lawyers with consumer law cases, earning a 100% win rate for the company.
Developed analytical skills in examining corporate governance structures to ensure legal compliance.
Played a key role in a major M&A transaction which expanded the company's portfolio by 20%.
Resume Worded University May 2013
Master of Law (LLM)
Specialization in Corporate Law
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Law (LLB)
Minors in Business Administration
Awards: Litigation Clinics Participation (Top 5%), Moot Court Competitor (Top 3%)
Legal: Contract law, Corporate law, Employment law, Mergers & acquisitions, Intellectual property, Due diligence
Technical: Microsoft Office Suite, Legal research tools (LexisNexis, Westlaw), ESA (Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act), E-discovery tools
Languages: English (Native), French (Fluent), Spanish (Beginner)
Certifications: Bar Certified Lawyer, Certified Mediator from Resume Worded Institute
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Lawyer for Resume Worded Charity, Mentor at Young Lawyers Club
Publications: Author of 'Navigating Corporate Law: A Beginner's Guide' featured in Resume Worded Law Review
Professional Affiliations: Member, Federal Bar Association; Member, American Corporate Counsel
Your Name
Legal Counsel
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded August 2017 - Present
Lead Legal Counsel
Managed a team of 10 legal professionals dealing with litigation, enhancing the team's performance efficiency by 50%.
Oversaw due diligence effort on a $10M acquisition deal, ensuring a seamless transition with zero legal setbacks.
Provided strategic leadership in legal deliberations pertaining to international law and contractual obligations for overseas expansions.
Introduced a robust framework for dealing with intellectual property law which resulted in successful defense against potential infringement claims.
Implemented successful legal research methodologies ensuring proper civil litigation strategies. February 2015 - July 2017
Legal Counsel
Oversaw contract negotiations over a range of legal matters which reduced legal risks by 50%.
Provided legal guidance concerning M&A, enabling execution of strategic business decisions.
Steered business planning aligned with legal advice, contributing to a 25% increase in profitability.
Allen & Overy June 2013 - January 2015
Legal Associate
Applied deep understanding of contract law to draft and review 200+ legal documents, ensuring 100% legal accuracy.
Assisted in critical legal research involved in commercial litigation cases that had potential implications worth $2M.
Supported senior attorneys in managing corporate governance, resulting in 90% regulatory compliance for clients.
Resume Worded University January 2015
Master of Laws (LLM) - Corporate Law
Focusing on Corporate Governance and M&A
Resume Worded Institute May 2013
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Specialization in Business Law
Honorary member of the Law Students Association
Legal Knowledge: Corporate Law, Business Law, Contract Law, Property Law, Labour Law
Tools & Software: MS Office, Legal Research Tools (Westlaw, LexisNexis), Legal Document Management Software
Languages: English (Native), French (Conversational), German (Intermediate)
Additional Skills: Litigation Management, Contract Negotiation, Compliance Management, Legal Advice
Certifications: Certified Corporate Counsel (CCC), Notary Public
Membership & Volunteering: American Bar Association (Member), Legal Aid Pro Bono Volunteer
Awards: Best Performing Counsel (Resume Worded 2020), Pro Bono Publico Award for Community Service
Professional Development: Completed Professional Development Courses on Cyber Law and Intellectual Property Law
Your Name
Legal Director
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded July 2018 - Present
Senior Associate Counsel
Steered due diligence for M&A transactions valued at $500M+ leading to the successful acquisition of key intellectual property
Collaborated in the restructuring of corporate governance to increase operational efficiency by 25%
Provided legal advice leading to the resolution of potential litigation saving the company $3M in potential legal fees
Drafted and negotiated complex joint venture agreements to enter foreign markets boosting company revenue by 30%
Developed a strong commercial litigation strategy which decreased the dispute resolution time by 40% June 2016 - June 2018
Corporate Attorney
Secured 15+ licensing agreements associated with the use of third-party materials, reducing data privacy risks
Carried out legal research that informed the company's expansion into new territories
Negotiated contracts worth $200M+ annually while maintaining strict adherence to contract law
Resume Worded University June 2016
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Specialization: Business and Corporate Law
Resume Worded University May 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Minor in Business Administration
Dean’s List 2012 (Top 10%)
Legal Software: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Clio, Legal Tracker, CaseMap, Drafting Assistant
Language: English (Native), Spanish (Professional Working Proficiency)
Corporate Law: Mergers & Acquisitions, Compliance Law, Contract Negotiation, Intellectual Property Law, Corporate Governance, Securities Regulation
General Tools: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, Notary Public, Zoom, Slack
Certifications: Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) (2020)
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Project Attorney, Legal Aid Services (2018 - Present). Oversaw family and housing law cases.
Professional Associations: Member, American Bar Association (2013 - Present), Member, State Bar Association (2013 - Present)
Publications & Speaking Engagements: Guest Speaker, Webinar - 'Legal Aspects of Setting Up a Startup' (2019)
Your Name
Senior Legal Counsel
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded February 2019 - Present
Associate Legal Counsel
Implemented a new intellectual property strategy which increased protection of key company assets by 30%
Drafted, reviewed, and negotiated M&A documents leading to a successful acquisition worth $100M
Managed and resolved 20+ complex commercial disputes saving the company over $4M in potential legal costs
Revised internal control processes to ensure compliance with new corporate law regulations
Advised on 10+ high-stake joint venture agreements which boosted our company's international market presence
Jackson Lewis P.C July 2016 - January 2019
Junior Attorney
Managed due diligence for legal projects leading to a significant reduction in civil litigation cases
Delivered effective legal writing for internal and external stakeholders improving communication by 50%
Facilitated dispute resolution on property law matters resulting in 90% success rate
Resume Worded University January 2016
Master of Laws (LL.M)
Specialization in Corporate Law
Resume Worded University July 2014
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
Awards: Moot Court Honors Society
Litigation: Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Class Action Lawsuits, Arbitration, Mediation, Depositions
Legal Research: Westlaw, LexisNexis, PACER, Legal Research, Case Law, Statutory Interpretation
Legal Documentation: Legal Writing, Business Agreements, Transactional Contracts, Security Agreements, Compliance Documentation, Privacy Law Compliance
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, G-Suite, Legal Case Management Software (Clio, MyCase), Timekeeping and Billing Software (Timeslips, Bill4Time)
Bar Admission: Admitted into the State Bar Association in February 2016
Certifications: Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Contract Manager (NCMA)
Professional Associations: Member of the American Bar Association, Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals
Pro Bono Work: Provided legal assistance to low-income individuals through Legal Aid Society
Your Name
Corporate Legal Counsel
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE October 2020 - Present
Lead Legal Associate
Negotiated and closed M&A deals worth $200M+ increasing company holdings in the technology sector
Streamlined internal legal research processes& procedures increasing team efficiency by 60%
Provided legal advice on high-stakes corporate structuring to minimize risk of litigation saving the company $2.5M annually
Crafted and implemented a data privacy framework which met compliance requirements in 25+ countries
Handled contract negotiation leading to a 35% increase in the company's vendor partnerships
Spearheaded training programs on corporate governance for cross-functional teams improving company-wide understanding
Dentons January 2018 - September 2020
Legal Associate
Involved in the resolution of 10+ complex commercial litigations increasing client retention by 15%
Assisted in due diligence projects which led to the acquisition of several commercial properties
Resume Worded Institute March 2019
Certified Legal Manager (CLM)
Acquired critical management skills in legal-specific HR, Accounting, & Information Systems.
Resume Worded University May 2017
Juris Doctor - Law
Specialized in Corporate Law with emphasis on contractual disputes and regulatory compliance.
Graduated with Honors and member of the Law Review Editorial Board.
Specialized Legal Areas: Corporate Law, Contract Law, Employment Law, Regulatory Law, Tax law, Intellectual Property Law
Legal Research & Software: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Relativity, Pacer, Legal Tracker, CaseText, Clio
Foreign Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Advanced), French (Basic)
Professional Affiliations: Member, American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA), Member, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
Volunteer Work: Pro Bono Legal Advisor, Small Business Support Initiative, Resume Worded Community Service
Publications: Regular Contributor, 'Legal Landscapes' legal trends blog, Co-author, 'Modern Mergers: Navigating Corporate Collaboration In The 21st Century'
Leadership & Training: Hosted and moderated 'Legal Horizons' thought-leadership webinar series for, Guest Lecturer, Resume Worded Academic Center Corporate Law Symposium
Your Name
Vice President Legal
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2018 - Present
Vice President Legal
Negotiated and sealed high-value Joint Ventures leading to a 40% increase in company's annual revenue
Carried out comprehensive legal research to foresee potential litigation risks, saving the company about $3M in potential losses
Led the merger & acquisition of a $50M tech company: orchestrated due diligence and effectively reduced costs by 20%
Overhauled Licensing procedures to respond to recent industry market developments leading to an improvement in client service by 35%
Established legal framework for the company’s expansion into European markets, entailing detailed research and compliance checks June 2012 - December 2017
Senior Legal Counsel
Implemented streamlined contract negotiation procedures that boosted efficiency by 30%
Handled labor and employment law issues without resorting to outside counsel, reducing legal expenses by $1M per annum
Achieved positive outcomes in 95% of commercial litigation cases in a 2-year period across various jurisdictions
Google March 2007 - June 2012
Corporate Lawyer
Enforced corporate governance practices to build a strong legal structure for the company
Assistant in the preparation of legal documents for M&A transactions, contributing to successful acquisitions worth $2B over five years
Resume Worded University June 2000 - May 2002
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Corporate Law
Specialization in Intellectual Property Rights and Digital Law
Resume Worded Academic Center September 1993 - April 1997
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Graduated top 10% of class, Member of Law Review Committee
Legal Domains: Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Rights, Digital Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Litigation, Compliance
Softwares: Legal Research Tools (LexisNexis, Westlaw), Document Management Systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace
Techniques: Contract Negotiation, Legal Writing, Risk Management, Legal Advisory, Mediation, Arbitration
Certifications: California State Bar Certified Attorney (1998)
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Legal Aid Clinic (Volunteer Lawyer, 2010- Present), Local Bar Association (President, 2018-2019)
Awards: ‘Distinguished Lawyer Award’ from Legal Magazine (2016), ‘Rising Star Lawyer’ from City Bar Association (2009)
Your Name
Chief Legal Officer
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2019 - Present
Chief Legal Officer
Managed legal and regulatory matters for a spin-off worth $15M
Led a complex $75M M&A deal, streamlining integration and securing significant cost savings
Authored and revised 100+ company policies to ensure legal compliance across all departments
Spearheaded a team to institute intellectual property protection measures, driving a 60% reduction in infractions
Leveraged effective dispute resolution techniques to successfully conclude a $5M commercial litigation case August 2013 - April 2019
Senior Legal Counsel
Ensured all transactions with clients and partners complied with Securities Exchange Commission regulations
Safeguarded the company from legal risks by conducting regular legal audits
Successfully negotiated 3 high-risk business contracts worth over $20M each
Apple January 2008 - July 2013
Corporate Attorney
Handled all legal aspects of the company's $50M IPO
Advised the executive team on legal issues and risks in business decisions
Resume Worded Institute June 2006
Executive Juris Doctor (EJD)
Focus on Corporate Law and Governance
Resume Worded University May 2003
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Specialized in Business Law
Member of Moot Court Committee
Legal: Corporate Law, Contract Law, Intellectual Property Law, Employment & Labor Law, Legal Compliance, Mergers & Acquisitions
Management: Team Management, Litigation Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Operations Management
Technologies: Legal Research Tools (LexisNexis, Westlaw), Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Confluence (Intermediate), JIRA (Intermediate)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Member
Leadership & Volunteering: Pro Bono Legal Work for Nonprofits (2006 - Present), Mentor, Resumed Worded Legal Internship Program (2010 - Present)
Awards: Star Performer Award (2018), Apple Excellence Award for Legal Services (2011)
Professional Development: Regular attendee of National Legal Forum, Corporate Counsel Forum, and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meetings
Your Name
Legal Administrator
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded June 2017 - Present
Legal Administrator
Steered legal administration tasks for 20+ office staff members, increasing document drafting efficiency by 25%.
Directed the preparation and implementation of standard legal documents, reducing document preparation errors by 20%.
Introduced diary management strategies and software to organize attorney schedules, resulting in a 15% increase in productivity.
Leveraged labor and employment law knowledge to revise company compliance procedures, substantially reducing potential legal risks.
Applied legal research skills to aid in the preparation of trial materials, increasing trial success rate by 30%. January 2013 - May 2017
Senior Legal Secretary
Coordinated the preparation, review, and distribution of legal documents, increasing team efficiency by 25%.
Assessed legal advice demands and instituted streamlined tasks, leading to a 20% decrease in inquiry response time.
Resolved administrative issues using advanced office administration skills, contributing to a 30% decrease in operational delays.
Spearheaded Microsoft Access training programs for legal team, improving productivity by 40%.
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP January 2010 - December 2012
Legal Assistant
Managed complex litigation cases and drafted over 100+ legal documents per month, reducing attorney workload by 35%.
Utilized legal writing expertise to proofread and edit legal opinions, drafts, and other documents, improving accuracy by 20%.
Resume Worded University May 2012
Master of Laws (LLM) - Legal Administration and Business Law
Specialized coursework in Intellectual Property Law
Resume Worded Institute May 2008
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) - English Literature
Minor in Business Management
Summa Cum Laude - GPA 3.98/4.00
Legal Administration: Case Management, Legal Research, Document Management, Legal Compliance, Contract Management, Court Proceedings
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, Abacus Law, Amicus Attorney, Legal Files, Excel (Advanced), Adobe Acrobat Pro (Proficient)
Legal Regulations Knowledge: Family Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law, Contract Law
Certifications: Certified Legal Manager (CLM) - Association of Legal Administrators, Notary Public (Current)
Volunteering: Legal Advisor - Local Non-profit Organizations, Pro Bono Legal Support - Legal Aid Society
Professional Affiliations: Member - Association of Legal Administrators, Member - National Association of Legal Assistants
Your Name
Legal Office Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2018 - Present
Legal Office Manager
Oversaw legal office administrative tasks resulting in a 45% efficiency boost.
Employed comprehensive legal advice skills to guide staff in handling client inquiries, improving query resolution time by 30%.
Led a team of 10+ administration staff and increased productivity by 40% through strategic resources allocation.
Reduced operating costs by 15% through meticulous contract negotiations and vendor assessments.
Optimized daily workflow procedures and diary management, leading to a 25% increase in staff efficiency. March 2013 - December 2017
Legal Administrator
Managed legal document preparation, coordinating between legal departments and supporting teams, reducing errors by 20%.
Enhanced office administration procedures, resulting in 25% increase in efficiency.
Utilized Westlaw for comprehensive legal research to aid in 50+ litigation cases.
Implemented a new customer service strategy in the legal office, improving client satisfaction by 30%.
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP February 2008 - February 2013
Legal Secretary
Drafted and reviewed legal documents daily, increasing team efficiency by 20%.
Facilitated communication between attorneys and clients, enhancing customer service standards.
Utilized legal administration skills to streamline office operations and improve productivity.
Resume Worded University Sep 2012
Masters of Law - Corporate Law
Concentration: Legal Administration and Management
Resume Worded Academic Center Feb 2008
Certificate in Paralegal Studies - Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
Part-time certification during tenure at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
Legal Management: Case Management, Legal Research, Contract Drafting & Management, Document Automation, Legal Writing, Conflict Resolution
Administration: Personnel Management, Office Administration, Policy Implementation, Compliance Enforcement, Budget Planning, Procurement
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite (Advanced), Clio, Legal Files, MyCase, PracticePanther Legal, PC Law
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Certified Legal Manager (CLM) - Association of Legal Administrators (2017)
Leadership & Volunteering: National Association for Legal Professionals (Committee Member), Pro Bono Legal Work (various local charity organizations)
Courses: Business and Legal Writing - LinkedIn Learning (2021), LegalTech Summit - Legal Management Education (2018)
Awards: Resume Worded Employee of the Year (2019), Outstanding Service Award (2016)
Your Name
Legal Operations Specialist
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded April 2021 - Present
Legal Operations Specialist
Leveraged information systems and technology to streamline legal operations, resulting in 50% increase in time efficiency.
Enhanced document drafting processes and implemented a centralized documentation system, decreasing errors by 30%.
Advised leadership on compliance and regulatory issues, preventing potential legal risks.
Managed broad range of administrative assistance tasks in a legal setting, reducing attorney's admin workload by 30%.
Introduction of new project management protocols improved the execution of legal projects by 25%. January 2015 - March 2021
Legal Administrator
Boosted legal research efficiency by 30% via the introduction of efficient research methods.
Implemented advanced office administration techniques, enhancing legal department productivity by 20%.
Optimized legal document preparation process, reducing time spent on document creation by 35%.
Arnold & Porter June 2010 - December 2014
Legal Secretary
Assisted in managing and expanding the legal library, resulting in a 20% improvement in legal research efficiency.
Generated high-quality legal advice for clients and staff members, reducing attorney consultation needs by 20%.
Managed civil litigation cases with an accuracy of 95%, supporting the legal team’s success rate.
Resume Worded Academic Center March 2021
Certification in Legal Operations and Administration
Focus on administrative and operational management skills specific to the legal field
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Specialized in Corporate Law
Awards: Dean's List 2010
Legal Management Software: Clio Manage, MyCase, PracticePanther, TimeSolv, Zola Suite
Legal Research & Documentation: Westlaw, LexisNexis, Justia, Casemaker
Communication & Collaboration Tools: Slack, Google Workspace, MS Teams, Trello
Data Analysis Tools: Excel (Advanced), Google Sheets (Advanced)
Certifications: Certified Legal Manager (CLM) by ALA - 2015
Professional Development: Attended Annual Legal Operations Conferences for continuous learning and networking - 2013-2021
Leadership: Initiated operational changes at, which resulted in 25% efficiency improvement
Volunteering: Pro Bono Legal Counsel for Resume Worded Community Center - 2018-2021
Your Name
Litigation Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE May 2020 - Present
Senior Litigation Manager
Optimized litigation management system by implementing new technologies, reducing time spent on case handling by 30%
Coordinated and managed high-profile commercial litigation cases, resulting in a success rate of over 90%
Implemented new training protocols for junior staff, increasing team efficiency by 20%
Designed and implemented legal strategies for high-stake cases contributing to a significant increase in company's success rate
Oversaw all aspects of litigation processes from investigation, pleadings, discovery to pre-trial, trial, settlement and appeal resulting in improvement of overall case management and efficiency in problem-solving
Allstate January 2016 - April 2020
Litigation Manager
Expertly managed 30+ litigation cases throughout their lifecycle, achieving a 95% success rate
Successfully negotiated settlements on 50+ liability claims, mitigating the company's financial losses
Formulated innovative litigation strategies that decreased trial rates by 40%
Resume Worded November 2011 - December 2015
Junior Litigation Manager
Developed rigorous pre-trial investigation protocols to identify possible legal risks, reducing trial rates by 30%
Worked with senior management to develop strategic direction and priorities for the litigation team
Resume Worded University December 2010
Master of Business Administration in Law
Completed a special project on Litigation Management and Dispute Resolution
Resume Worded University May 2007
Bachelor of Law
Specialization in Corporate Law
Member, Moot Court Committee
Litigation Management: Case Management, Litigation Strategy, Legal Compliance, Knowledge of Civil Procedure Laws, Contract Interpretation, Pre-Trial Preparation
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite, LexisNexis, Westlaw, Clio, Adobe Pro
Legal Research and Analysis: Intellectual Property Protection, Labour Law, Anti-Trust Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Trade Law, Corporate Taxation
Certifications: Certified Litigation Management Professional, Qualified Arbitrator Certification
Professional Associations: Member, American Congress of Legal Associations;Member, Legal Managers Association
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), German (Basic)
Your Name
Lead Litigation Attorney
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2018 - Present
Senior Litigation Attorney
Led legal team through complex commercial litigation proceedings, resulting in savings of $2M in potential losses
Devised and implemented legal strategies that resulted in a 90% success rate across 100+ handled cases
Trained and mentored 15 junior attorneys in litigation best practices
Effectively used mediation strategies to settle high-stake disputes out of court, resulting in time and cost savings of 25%
User legal research to inform case strategies and yield positive outcomes in over 85% of litigated cases
AIG June 2013 - December 2017
Litigation Attorney
Handled complex claim investigations and insurance litigation matters, successfully reducing litigation costs by 15%
Drafted and conducted 100+ arbitration proceedings, resulting in a litigation success rate of 70%
Managed product liability claims, reducing the company's potential losses by 40% February 2009 - May 2013
Associate Litigation Attorney
Led thorough investigations on personal injury law cases, resulting in a 80% success rate
Provided substantial legal writing and advice to clients
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2018
Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Concentration in Litigation
Graduated with Honors
Resume Worded University May 2009
Juris Doctor (J.D)
Part-time during tenure as Associate Litigation Attorney
Selected as member of Moot Court Board
Litigation Skills: Legal Research, Discovery Process, Case Preparation, Case Presentation, Arbitration, Appeals
Legal Software Proficiency: LexisNexis, Westlaw, Adobe Pro, CaseMap, TimeMap, Microsoft Office Suite
Regulatory knowledge: Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Securities Act, Bankruptcy law
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational)
Certifications: Board Certified - Civil Trial Law (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Legal Aid Society (Pro Bono Legal Counsel), Bar Association Mentorship Program (Mentor)
Professional Development: Attended 'Future of Litigation' conference, Participated in 'Emerging Trends in Corporate Law' webinar
Honors & Awards: Named 'Lawyer of the Year' by Resume Worded, Received 'Excellence in Litigation' award from AIG
Your Name
Litigation Counsel
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
EXPERIENCE February 2017 - Present
Senior Litigation Counsel
Successfully guided complex civil litigation cases to favourable settlements for 95% of clients
Wrote and administered policies for management of litigation support activities
Implemented use of mediation and arbitration rapidly to settle disputes, reducing costs by 35%
Developed metrics and best practices to track litigation case cycles, improving efficiency of claim resolution by 15%
Trained and advised legal personnel in litigation proceedings and risk management
Liberty Mutual Insurance May 2012 - January 2017
Litigation Counsel
Oversaw comprehensive claim investigations and negotiated settlements, reducing litigation costs by 20%
Included commercial insurance knowledge in advice given to clients, increasing customer satisfaction by 30%
Effectively guided clients through appeal cases, maintaining a winning streak on 40+ cases
Resume Worded January 2008 - April 2012
Associate Litigation Counsel
Assisted in the management of property and casualty insurance litigation cases
Participated in drafting legal documents increasing the success rate of cases by 25%
Resume Worded Academic Center January 2008
Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Dispute Resolution
Award: Graduated with Honors (Top 10%)
Resume Worded University June 2006
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
Specialized in Civil Law
Award: President's Scholar
Legal Research & Drafting: LexisNexis, WestLaw, Legal Case Research, Contract Drafting, Motion Drafting, Legal Compliance
Litigation: Civil Litigation, Insurance Law, Dispute Resolution, Contract Law, Health Law, Corporate Law
Technical: Microsoft Office Suite (Expert), Legal Case Management software (Intermediate), E-Discovery software (Intermediate)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), French (Basic)
Awards: Recipient of the Excellence in Service Award (2020), Named Top Insurance Lawyer by Legal 500 (2016)
Professional Memberships: American Bar Association (2008 - Present), Bar Council (2008 - Present)
Volunteer: Pro Bono Attorney for Legal Aid Society (2010 - 2015), Mentor at Young Lawyers Club (2012 - 2015)
Certifications: Certified Mediator, Certified Compliance Professional

How do I add skills to a Legal Manager resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Legal Manager posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Due Diligence, Commercial Litigation and Legal Writing are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Corporate Governance and Legal Advice.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Litigation, Corporate Law and Civil Litigation - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Legal Research, Westlaw and Consumer Law - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show examples of where you trained people.

On Legal Manager resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

Highlight leadership and management skills.

Hiring managers often want to see evidence of leadership and management on a Legal Manager resume, so try to include any examples of where you led a project or managed other people.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Legal Manager, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Word Cloud for Legal Manager Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Legal Manager job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Legal Manager Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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Frequently Asked Questions

What skills do hiring managers want to see on a Legal Manager resume?

The most common skills and keywords we found on Legal Manager resumes and job postings were Legal Advice, Corporate Law, Litigation, Corporate Governance, Commercial Litigation, Legal Writing, Due Diligence and Civil Litigation.

Skills like Legal Research, Consumer Law, Banking, Legal Compliance and Westlaw also appeared on related job postings.

Target your Resume to a Job Description

While the keywords above are a good indication of what skills you need on your resume, you should try to find additional keywords that are specific to the job. To do this, use the free Targeted Resume tool. It analyzes the job you are applying to and finds the most important keywords you need on your resume.

It is personalized to your resume, and is the best way to ensure your resume will pass the automated resume filters.

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