Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Manager-level professional with firm-wide responsibilities who will oversee the excellent and consistent delivery of lateral partner hiring for the Firm. This position is open in NYC, DC & Boston.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
Ensures the excellent and consistent delivery of lateral partner hiring services globally throughout the Firm.
With direction from the Managing Partners and the Department and Practice Group leaders, executes on the Firm’s lateral partner hiring strategy and overall Firm strategy.
Manages all aspects of the lateral partner hiring process, including: performing department/practice group specific needs assessments; engaging appropriate search firms; identifying partner candidates and appropriately vetting them; facilitating strategy meetings and calls with Department and Practice Group leadership; collaborating with New Business in the conflicts and lateral due diligence process; and, ensuring the successful offer process as well as new partner orientation and integration into the Firm.
Develops and manages relationships with preferred search firms to promote the Firm and lateral opportunities; prepares search firm agreements; works with Practice Groups to develop lateral recruitment collateral for search firms and candidates.
Serves as primary point of contact for partner candidates and search firms throughout the hiring process.
Coordinates and manages in-office interview schedules for partner candidates and internal interviewers; distributes candidate materials and coordinates briefing calls for interviewers.
In collaboration with the Managing Partners and Department and Practice Group leadership, manages the offer process; provides market information with respect to competitive offers and packages.
Works closely with Practice Management, Client Development, and other administrative teams to facilitate the successful onboarding and integration of lateral partner hires.
Conducts research and analysis and conveys relevant findings on market trends, recruiting opportunities and Firm recruiting performance as it relates to Partner level hiring.
Analyzes data and reports on metrics for lateral partner hiring.
Strong attention to detail, written and analytical skills, and general business acumen.
Excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to build strong relationships and work in a collaborative environment.
Ability to meet deadlines and multi-task in a fast-paced, professional services environment.
Occasional travel between the firm’s U.S. offices is required.
Bachelor’s degree is required. J.D. is preferred.
A minimum of 6+ years of professional experience is preferred.
Prior recruitment work in either the legal or professional services industry with multi-office experience is preferred.
Legal Excellence. Dedication to Clients. Commitment to Public Service.
WilmerHale offers unparalleled legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. We practice at the very top of the legal profession and offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity. Today, businesses face greater scrutiny and more 'bet the company' issues than ever before. With a practice unsurpassed in depth and scope by any other major firm, we have the ability to anticipate obstacles, seize opportunities and get the case resolved or the deal done—and the experience and know-how to prevent it from being undone.
We are 1,000 lawyers strong, with 14 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Our practice includes over 500 litigators with unmatched trial, appellate and Supreme Court experience; a preeminent securities law practice with over 200 lawyers; a regulatory practice that includes more than 100 lawyers who have held high-level government positions; an intellectual property practice enriched by the expertise of more than 140 attorneys and technology specialists ...who hold scientific or technical degrees; more than 230 seasoned corporate lawyers and business counselors; and lawyers who focus on bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, real estate and tax matters.
With a heritage that includes our involvement in the foundation of legal aid work early in the 20th century, we have consistently distinguished ourselves as leaders in pro bono representation. Many of our lawyers have played, and continue to play, prominent roles in public service activities of national and international importance—from counseling US presidents to opposing discrimination and defending human rights around the world. Most importantly, our firm stands for a steadfast commitment to quality and excellence in everything we do—a commitment reflected in the continued success of our clients across the globe.