O'Melveny's work coordination system is designed both to promote the assignment of work in a balanced and equitable way, and to incorporate lawyers’ professional development goals during the work assignment process. In most cases, the work coordinator assignments are based on department/practice group and office location.
Work Coordinators are designated partners with the primary responsibility for assigning work to their designated associates and counsel. In this role, Work Coordinators:
- Efficiently meet the staffing needs of clients and lawyers in their respective department or practice groups.
- Respond to work assignment issues.
- Consider the professional development needs of their assigned associates and counsel.
When assigning work, Work Coordinators use a variety of informational tools, including utilization reports, information/requests provided by associates and counsel, annual evaluations, and one-on-one meetings.