Administrative Floater (Houston)

05.02.2022

Porter Hedges is seeking an Administrative Floater to provide a broad range of administrative support to assigned legal personnel, including back-up support for secretaries during planned and unplanned absences.  A successful candidate for this position must have strong word processing skills and the ability to effectively handle multiple due diligence details for several transactions or litigation proceedings concurrently. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Floater’s tasks differ according to the area of law to which they are assigned and attorney personal preferences.  Listed below are most of the daily tasks required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Accurately drafts, edits, and proofs documents and correspondence for review by assigned legal personnel.
  • Opens client files and initiates conflicts checks.
  • Assists with the monthly billing process; communicates required edits on billing proformas to Billing Clerk; prepares correspondence for each client invoice and submits revised proformas and drafted letters to lawyers for approval; mails/emails specific invoices to clients.
  • Inputs attorney time as needed utilizing the Firm’s time entry software on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for answering phone calls and taking messages, scheduling appointments, and performing other tasks related to maintaining assignments’ calendars, scheduling and coordinating meetings, and conference calls, including travel, lodging, transportation, and meal arrangements.
  • Opens and sorts all incoming mail; alerts legal personnel of deadline-sensitive materials or correspondence requiring immediate attention; handles deliveries and FedEx shipments. 
  • Reconciles and submits travel, client development, and client expenses for reimbursement through Chrome River and reconciles AMEX statements for all assignments.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree is highly preferred, although a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of work experience is acceptable.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience in a professional services environment, along with knowledge of terminology and procedures applicable to firm’s practice areas of legal personnel.
  • Strong working knowledge of Word, Outlook, and PDF software (ability to manipulate and edit PDFs using Acrobat, Nuance, etc.) is required; knowledge of Excel is highly preferred.
  • Requires accurate typing skills, good grammar, spelling, punctuation, and proofreading skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented; possesses the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, the ability to routinely perform with short deadlines, the ability to work effectively with others to complete assigned tasks, and the ability to function as a member of a team to ensure overall quality and timeliness of projects, as well as assist other secretaries when workload permits. 
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and delivers superior customer service.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to work with all levels of firm personnel as well as with individuals outside the firm.
  • Must be reliable, a self-starter, and have a professional demeanor.
  • The availability to work in the office daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., as well as additional hours as needed.

Benefits

  • Robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, and short-term and long-term disability group insurance.
  • Option to participate in the firm’s 401(k)/discretionary profit sharing program.
  • Central downtown location and choice of firm-paid garage parking or firm-paid monthly METRO bus pass.
  • Access to the building’s gym at no additional cost.
  • Access to the building’s amenity floor that includes virtual Topgolf, shuffleboard, pool table, etc.

About Porter Hedges LLP

Founded in 1981, Porter Hedges is a full-service Houston-based law firm with an office in Oklahoma City. Our team includes business and trial lawyers experienced in a wide range of legal services across a broad spectrum of industries with preeminence in the energy industry.  We are known for handling sophisticated transactions and complex litigation on behalf of a diverse group of clients in established and growing industries.  We represent public and private companies and are recognized for both the depth of our experience and the ability to meet our clients’ business objectives.  Our team has particular experience in energy transactions, corporate M&A, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, commercial lending and finance, real estate, and construction law.

To be considered for current or future openings, please send your resume via fax or e-mail to:

Lisa K. Barrow
Director of Human Resources
1000 Main Street, 36th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
staffresumes@porterhedges.com
f: 713.226.6265