Legal Operations Specialist (R7046)


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The Legal Operations Specialist will report directly to the Director of Legal Operations (a member of the Legal senior leadership team) and will join a Legal Operations team of two in playing a critical role in further enabling the operations of the legal team and strengthening the partnerships between legal and the business. In this role, responsibilities will include a variety of operational activities, which may grow over time, including the ownership of Outside Counsel Management, including the end-to-end eBilling process, assisting with vendor management, data analysis, knowledge management (i.e., legal team newsletter creation and dissemination, as well as the team Wiki and Website), contract management, and other department initiatives. This role requires a deep understanding of legal billing systems, a proactive approach to enhancing the overall legal operations of the department, and is ready to bring new ideas to the table.

Outside Counsel Management

  • Coordinate and run the legal department's Outside Counsel Management Program, including eBilling platform, ensuring accuracy, compliance and efficiency and helping to resolve discrepancies and optimize cost management
  • Manage the onboarding of legal vendors
  • Work effectively, and collaboratively, across the legal department, as well as with other internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with legal and business standards
  • Ensure monthly accruals are submitted by outside counsel and other vendors
  • Support the Legal and Finance team to resolve billing discrepancies, in analyzing metrics, preparing reports, and providing the subsequent data to various team members
  • Develop e-billing enablement for team members, including training on policies and procedures that will result in a highly skilled and effective team

Other responsibilities

  • Champion legal knowledge management; continually curate and manage a repository of company forms, agreements, and templates for accuracy and relevance
  • Proactively manage and update Legal Wiki, including provisioning users with access
  • Maintain and improve Legal Drive organization and ensure proper access
  • Management various Legal department memberships
  • Assist the Legal Operations team with the onboarding and offboarding of team members
  • Coordinate and handle legal projects, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and timelines
  • Propose new insights to improve the efficiency of the team by using data driven statistics
  • Continue to build more proactive activities into our daily internal processes
  • Provide back-up support for contract management
  • Assist in identifying and promoting Pro Bono activities


  • Bachelor's degree (preference in law, economics, finance or business) or equivalent professional experience
  • 4+ years in legal operations or a similar operational role
  • Demonstrated expertise with Outside Counsel Management & eBilling tools
  • Understanding of technical systems and tools commonly used by legal departments and highly motivated to stay updated on the latest
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills. Clear and persuasive communication, verbally and written
  • Strong attention to detail and dedication to excellence
  • Strong organization and time-management skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and within an organization experiencing growth
  • Experiences with implementing software platforms, specifically eBilling
  • A true teammate with a "no task is too big or too small" mentality, willing to chip in and collaborate at all levels to achieve team goals
  • Demonstrated experience working proactively and independently, meeting deadlines, and delivering on projects and tasks

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a technology company or other legal experience
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office, Google Suites, Salesforce, Netsuite, Smartsheet and many other operational tools, demonstrating technical agility and the ability to implement and manage such tools

Compensation for this role is in the form of base salary.  This role does not have a variable compensation component.  

The typical starting salary range for new hires in this role is listed below.  In select locations (including Seattle WA, Los Angeles CA, the San Francisco Bay Area CA, and the New York City Metro Area), an alternate range may apply as specified below. 

These ranges represent the lowest to highest salary we reasonably and in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the ranges may be modified in the future.  

An employee's position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but not limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, performance, and business or organizational needs.

Elastic believes that employees should have the opportunity to share in the value that we create together for our shareholders. Therefore, in addition to cash compensation, this role is currently eligible to participate in Elastic's stock program.  Our total rewards package also includes a company-matched 401k with dollar-for-dollar matching up to 6% of eligible earnings, along with a range of other benefits offered with a holistic emphasis on employee well-being.

The typical starting salary range for this role is:
$89,100$140,900 USD
The typical starting salary range for this role in the select locations listed above is:
$106,800$168,900 USD

Additional Information - We Take Care of Our People

As a distributed company, diversity drives our identity. Whether you’re looking to launch a new career or grow an existing one, Elastic is the type of company where you can balance great work with great life. Your age is only a number. It doesn’t matter if you’re just out of college or your children are; we need you for what you can do.

We strive to have parity of benefits across regions and while regulations differ from place to place, we believe taking care of our people is the right thing to do.

  • Competitive pay based on the work you do here and not your previous salary
  • Health coverage for you and your family in many locations
  • Ability to craft your calendar with flexible locations and schedules for many roles
  • Generous number of vacation days each year
  • Double your charitable giving - We match up to $1500 (or local currency equivalent)
  • Up to 40 hours each year to use toward volunteer projects you love
  • Embracing parenthood with minimum of 16 weeks of parental leave

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