Chief Operating Officer

Dority & Manning, P.A. - Greenville, SC (30+ days ago)

Dority & Manning, a full-service intellectual property law firm, is committed to maintaining the highest standard of client care with an emphasis on providing client-focused, quality-driven services. We provide a full-range of legal services that span across all aspects of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and that cover almost every industry and technology area. Due to our dedicated team members and their excellent quality work, our firm has grown to be one of the largest boutique IP firms in the southeast region.

Dority & Manning is seeking a Chief Operating Officer to serve with the leadership team and support the firm’s continuous growth. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is responsible for implementing and overseeing all aspects of the firm’s day-to-day operations. This individual must also provide leadership and direction to ensure the firm achieves set objectives that align with the strategic business plan, budget, and firm culture.

Successful leaders at Dority & Manning thrive in a fast-paced environment, communicate effectively, embrace and encourage positive change, champion process improvement, and pro-actively direct their teams to prevent challenges.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Management – As an integral part of the management team, this individual must provide leadership and direction on strategic operating and business decisions including growth planning, business development, risk management, quality control, organizational development, firm planning processes, and other general management functions.

Finance – Oversee the financial operations of the firm, including financial analysis and consultation regarding revenue elements such as profitability studies, utilization, realization, and billing rates for each practice area. Manage operating expenses and improve efficiencies where appropriate.

Human Resources - Oversee the HR functions, including: recruitment, onboarding, retention, compensation and benefits administration, professional training and development. Effectively motivate and lead your team to successfully achieve the firm’s goals.

Systems - Manage the evaluation, selection and implementation of appropriate technologies and systems that support and align with the firm's operational goals and business strategy. Oversee contract negotiation and other agreements.

Marketing - Forecast business opportunities; assist in client development and marketing of legal services.


  • Driven leader with a passion for outstanding client service and successful team development.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Motivated by results and relationships.
  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years in a senior management role having financial oversight and/or profit and loss responsibility.

Job Type: Full-time