Attorney Recruitment, Executive Legal Management, Professional Legal Management
Direct the Firm’s global recruiting efforts—with a particular focus on on-campus recruiting and oversight of the summer associate program—and manage the day-to-day recruiting activities and staff in order to maximize the number of top law students accepting their offers to join the Firm. Interface regularly with senior Firm management, lawyers at all levels, and staff from other departments. Continually create, develop and implement effective processes and best practices for all elements of the recruiting life cycle.
Essential Recruiting duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Align recruiting strategies with the Firm’s strategic goals and work collaboratively across the entire talent team to set overall talent objectives.
Manage on campus recruiting processes, including all campus logistics, outreach to and follow up with candidates, offer dinners, etc.
Direct the hiring processes for clerks, 1Ls, laterals, visiting lawyers and LL.Ms.
Implement and oversee the Firm’s recruiting policies, procedures and initiatives.
Organize and oversee a world class, 12-week summer associate program, including orientation, mentoring, assignments, training and social events for all summer associates.
Work closely with partner team heads to oversee relationships with career services offices, leverage school alumni, and oversee Firm sponsorships of student groups.
Analyze post-season recruiting results and suggest innovative, strategic improvements as necessary.
Work with Communications group to create compelling marketing materials and other collateral; maintain and continually improve Firm’s recruiting website.
Oversee external surveys and directory submissions including NALP Directory, Vault, American Lawyer Surveys, and others as needed.
Support the Firm’s Global Head of Recruiting as well as the Hiring Partners, Managing Partners and other key stakeholders on all facets of the recruiting process.
Provide direction, demonstrate leadership and act as a coach, advisor and mentor to the legal recruiting team across offices.
Provide daily oversight of team workflows.
Oversee legal recruiting budget and allocation of resources and hiring for the department.
Must be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail, ability to issue-spot, strong organizational skills and follow-through to carry tasks through to completion without prompting. Must be able to work independently and in a team environment. Must be creative, flexible, innovative and open to new ideas and evolving responsibilities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Stellar presentation skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality and address sensitive matters with appropriate discretion and diplomacy. Superior judgment and interpersonal skills. Ability to work flexible hours in a fast-paced, high pressure environment.
Education and/or experience
Bachelor’s degree and J.D., M.B.A and/or advanced degree in a related field required along with seven or more years of recruiting experience.