Ropes & Gray LLP is a preeminent global law firm focused on providing the highest-quality advice on our clients’ critical legal and business issues. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals. These colleagues work together across a global office network that includes offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.
We are a contemporary firm that can bring more than 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today’s 24/7 global business environment. Our collaborative approach gives our clients—which include many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions—ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.
With an international presence, we focus on a number of key industries, including private equity; asset management; life sciences and health care; investment banking; technology, media and telecommunications; and consumer and retail. Our clients include global industry leaders, financial institutions, investment firms, private equity firms, hospitals and health care organizations, educational institutions, and individuals.
We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, finance, asset management, real estate, tax, antitrust, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation & enforcement, privacy & cybersecurity, and business restructuring.
Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.
About the Strategy and Planning team
The Strategy and Planning team at Ropes & Gray plays an essential role in directly supporting the firm’s leadership on a broad range of strategic initiatives essential to Ropes & Gray’s practices, offices, and support staff functions. The team is comprised of approximately 10 individuals who collaborate on projects and hail from a variety of backgrounds that include management consulting, finance, and law. The team leverages its depth and breadth of problem solving, market research, business analysis, writing, and quantitative analysis skills to help the firm’s leaders address strategic challenges and capture new growth opportunities. In doing so, team members are afforded exciting professional development opportunities by working on a wide range of strategic projects, which may include, for example, developing geography-based strategies for Ropes & Gray’s existing 11 offices or a potentially new office, assisting practices by analyzing performance along a set of complex metrics, or working with practice leaders to identify new differentiated service offerings that address evolving client needs.
The Strategy and Planning Research Analyst or Senior Research Analyst will be involved in supporting a variety of initiatives focused on addressing the firm’s core strategic imperatives across its legal practices, offices, and support staff functions. Topics will vary depending on priorities but may include research and analysis in support of developing strategic plans for specific practices or new lines of business; firmwide strategic initiatives; geographic strategies for existing or new offices; and evaluation of target client segments. The work will mostly be project-based and will involve multi-tasking, working closely with other team members, and, in some cases, collaborating with partners and support staff leaders. Under the direction of the Strategy and Planning Director, Manager or Project Leader, the Strategy and Planning Research Analyst or Senior Research Analyst will support initiatives from scoping and initial data gathering, through analysis, final deliverable creation, and possibly, implementation. Final deliverables often include extensive qualitative analysis in the form of written research reports, white papers, or memos that include numerous supporting qualitative and quantitative exhibits and analyses.
Individuals who find success in this role are those who are energized by solving ambiguous challenges through in-depth research and analysis and who are able to balance multiple priorities and deadlines.
This is a demanding position, but one that is both personally and professionally rewarding for the right candidate. The ideal candidate will have a high degree of determination, maturity, and attention to detail with the emerging ability to interact with professionals at all levels within the firm.
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