Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
ATTORNEY RECRUITING MANAGER
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Senior Manager, Atty Recruiting Initiatives
Office: New York City or Washington, D.C.
Headquartered in Seattle, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a full service law firm with more than 500 attorneys practicing in offices across the United States and China. We are looking for an enthusiastic East Coast recruiting leader to join our Attorney Recruiting team. The ideal candidate has a professional demeanor and provides an excellent first impression of the Firm. They are passionate about people and relationships, service focused, resilient, adaptable, highly collaborative, think strategically, and a natural at connecting the dots. This position will support the Senior Manager, Attorney Recruiting Initiatives.
Responsible for full cycle attorney recruiting (partner, counsel and associate) including sourcing, screening, interviewing, preparing offers and assisting with onboarding for the New York City and Washington D.C. offices.
Work with DWT leadership, including Practice Group Leaders and Office Partners-in-Charge to identify hiring needs and advance recruiting objectives in a strategic manner.
Frequently collaborate with the Diversity Outreach Recruitment Manager to develop methods to attract diverse attorney candidates and advance the firm’s diversity recruiting efforts.
Partner closely with key colleagues, including Professional Development, Practice Management and Office Administrators, to exercise timely sharing of information and recruiting best practices.
Advise and manage open attorney position announcements.
Develop and drive innovative sourcing methods to build proactive talent pipelines.
Proactively create a sourcing plan for open positions, including the identification and management of external sources for those open positions. Strategically distribute open position announcements utilizing external sources.
Develop, identify, and track internal and external referrals for open positions using a variety of sourcing tools.
Consistently track key metrics and generate relevant reports. Report competitive market intelligence on hiring statistics. Develop and analyze reports and projections regarding market trends in diversity, legal recruiting, and retention.
Assist with annual budget process.
Perform other related projects as necessary including backup to other recruiting team members.
THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE
Bachelor’s degree required. JD preferred.
4+ years’ work experience as a legal recruiter working directly in the New York or Washington, D.C. metro areas and legal markets required, preferably in a law firm or other professional services environment.
Demonstrated knowledge of current law firm industry trends in those markets required. Strong relationships and connections in those legal markets required.
Proactive with the ability to think strategically and execute against the agreed recruitment strategy.
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Products required, i.e. Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel. Working knowledge of recruiting software, preferably viRecruit.
Public relations skills and ability to represent the firm in a professional manner.
Requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to maintain effective working relationships and communicate verbally and in writing in a professional, courteous manner with lawyers, firm members, professional staff and other business contacts.
Experience synthesizing and analyzing data.
Exercises sound judgment and creative problem solving skills. Exceptional ability to prioritize and manage projects, work in high-pressure situations, and meet deadlines in a timely organized manner.
Ability to anticipate issues and diplomatically drive initiatives to achieve results.
This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.
The List that Shaped a Legacy
Davis Wright Tremaine is dedicated to providing excellent legal services, and delivering them in a manner customized to each client’s particular needs and preferences.
This commitment has remained intact for decades as the firm has grown across the nation and to China. Today, Davis Wright is a full-service firm with approximately 500 lawyers in nine offices on t...he east and west coasts of the United States and in Shanghai. We are recognized for excellence in a broad number of areas, with 89 of our attorneys across 31 practice areas cited as leaders in their fields in the most recent Chambers USA guide, and over 140 of our attorneys across 56 practice areas included in the 2015 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America."
Focused on the Future
While we honor and have great regard for our history, Davis Wright is focused on the future of providing legal services. We believe the future will reward those lawyers and firms that innovate and persist in tuning their services to the real-life, changing business needs of their clients. The ability to deliver customized excellence is based on listening to and understanding our clients, and being sufficiently flexible to adapt our approach to the client’s needs in the context of the particular situation in which we were hired. That involves talking with our clients, learning what their success measures are, and collaborating with them to ensure our service helps them accomplish those measures.
This always involves excellent lawyering but it also includes:
deep industry knowledge,
gains in efficiency in performing work that does not require a customized solution, or
the application of technology to reduce cycle time and improve quality.
How We Work with Clients
We use a number of techniques to ensure we understand our clients. We use client teams to enhance communication and collaboration among our lawyers, to advance our understanding of our clients’ business objectives, and to confirm with clients that our service model is aligned with their needs. Each year, we conduct dozens of face-to-face client service interviews, led by senior members of the firm, to solicit specific feedback on our lawyers and work, and to understand how, from the client’s perspective, we can improve. And, on a daily basis, we expect our lawyers to deliver value that includes not just excellent legal service but also business insight, user-friendliness, and flawless support.
We believe the way we work with clients is a distinctive feature of the firm and we make it a priority to reinforce its importance.
Teams That Collaborate
In terms of our services, we supplement depth and strength in the core legal functions of litigation, business transactions, intellectual property, and employment with nationally-recognized, broadly-based teams focused on a number of highly regulated industries—including communications, media, financial services, health care, energy, and hospitality. These teams collaborate effectively to provide a unified legal solution that is well-informed by the particular business and regulatory circumstances that influence our clients’ businesses and the legal work they need.
We focus on what we do extremely well. This means we will not be all things to all clients, but that they will place a high value on their relationship with Davis Wright.