Director of Administration

Los Angeles, California, United States Full-time

Are you looking for a new opportunity in a fast paced, growing environment?  Venable LLP has an exciting opportunity for a driven management professional to lead our growing Los Angeles office.  The Director of Administration will work collaboratively with firm and lawyer leadership to ensure the effective day-to-day operations of the office, ensuring the needs of our lawyers, staff and clients are being met. 

The ideal candidate will be responsible for... 

  • Providing office leadership and serving as an effective change agent as the office continues to grow
  • Developing, implementing and managing strategic and operational planning, including establishing operations goals and objectives to improve efficiency, client services, staffing, and effective support services
  • Workflow management; ensuring lawyers and staff have needed resources to support our client work
  • Staff supervision; oversight of operational support teams based in the office
  • Developing and managing the office’s operational budget and managing vendor services

The successful candidate will demonstrate...

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field; Master’s Degree preferred
  • A minimum of seven years of office management experience, including five years supervising staff in a legal or other professional services environment
  • Thorough knowledge of office operations and administration, facilities and office services management, finance and accounting, and secretarial support services
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with senior management and leadership attorneys
  • Strong focus on client service and responsiveness
  • Strong communications skills; ability to interact with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively as part of a team and ability to lead, influence and motivate others

We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation and improvement, collaboration, and building human capital.    

Apply today!


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, and Virginia.  Our lawyers and legislative advisors serve domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate and business law, complex litigation, intellectual property, regulatory matters, and government affairs.  Additional information can be found at

Venable LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to ensuring our workforce reflects America’s diverse population.

We comply with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.  Conviction of a crime will not necessarily be a bar to employment at the Firm. Factors such as age at the time of the offense, type of the offense, seriousness of the offense, remoteness of the offense in time, position applied for, rehabilitation, overall record, and other relevant factors will be taken into account in determining effect on suitability for employment.