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Law Firm COO in Dallas

Applications are welcomed for this exciting opportunity to join the leadership team as the Chief Operating Officer of an extremely high-quality, mid-size firm in Dallas. The firm is highly successful and vibrant. The single location enables a culture of collaboration, strategy and cohesiveness in support of the firm’s clients and its employees. Diversity and inclusion are embraced in a firm culture in which differences are valued. Open minds, creativity and fresh ideas are not only the norm, but the expectation. This expectation extends to its valued professional and administrative staff who are at the very heart of the firm’s day-to-day achievements in support of client goals.

The COO reports directly to the Managing Partner and has oversight responsibility for the firm’s overall administration, including accounting and finance, operations, information technology, marketing and business development, human resources, and facilities management. The successful candidate will have excellent academic credentials, proven executive and management skills and experience (preferably in a law firm environment), a strong background in law firm economics and profitability, and the skills to serve as the principal administrator of the firm. This is a strategic-level position. Especially important are financial analytical skills, along with knowledge of marketplace challenges facing law firms in this hyper-competitive environment, including strategy, pricing, lateral acquisition, and a big-picture view of what technology can do to assist the firm’s practitioners and serve the communication and legal services needs of its clients.

The highly-competitive compensation package is commensurate with the position and responsibilities. Please email your resume in strict confidence, along with salary requirements, to our consultants, Altman Weil., Inc., at, and specify Department A1058 in the subject line. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Jim Wilber has placed hundreds of law firm executives and business managers over two decades. He advises law firms on administrative structure, management and leadership and is a former practicing lawyer and law office manager.

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