Attorney Recruitment, Executive Legal Management, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Alston & Bird LLP is seeking an Attorney Hiring Manager for its three California offices. This individual will work closely with the Director of Attorney Hiring and the Senior Firmwide Attorney Hiring Manager and will have primary responsibility for the management, implementation, and daily function of the lawyer recruitment program for entry-level and lateral hiring, including partner hiring and strategic planning, the fall on-campus interview program, and the summer associate program for the Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, and San Francisco offices. Successful candidates must have sufficient work experience, together with personal leadership abilities, to enable them to plan for, implement, and supervise various recruiting functions and staff, as well as possess the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure and in a team-oriented environment. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required.
Serves as a strategic partner in the planning and implementation of summer program recruiting, entry-level hiring, and lateral attorney hiring, including lateral partner hiring.
Takes a participatory role in the strategic growth of the California offices, including working closely with the Partners-In-Charge of each office, building relationships with outside legal search firms, and staying abreast of market conditions and trends.
Maintains relationships with outside vendors, search consultants, candidates, law school placement offices, and peers.
Serves as a member of the Diversity Committee and works to both demonstrate and support the firm’s commitment to diversity in all areas.
Manages the Attorney Hiring Budget for all three California offices.
Serves as a member of the Firm’s Executive Staff.
Manages and mentors the California Attorney Hiring Assistant.
Travel required: visit Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices at least 1-2 times per quarter; attend law school events and OCI as needed; travel to Atlanta at least once per year; attend biennial Executive Staff retreat.
Serves as a member of the Los Angeles Legal Recruitment Association (LAALRA).
Serves as a member of the National Association of Law Placement (NALP).
Other duties as requested by the Director and Hiring Chairs.
Skills Needed to be Successful:
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Works as a team member, exhibits leadership in the office, and shows respect for co-workers.
Demonstrates teamwork, creativity, a desire for continuous improvement, and commitment to the profession.
Commitment to providing superior customer service.
Ability to interact effectively with people at all levels of the firm.
Ability to effectively handle telephone contacts with candidates and agencies.
Thorough knowledge of Firm standards, practices, and procedures to effectively meet Department needs.
Thorough organizational skills for prioritizing workload and recruiting efforts.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work under pressure, and deal with demanding deadlines; strong attention to detail and team-oriented attitude.
Advanced knowledge of PC applications, including the entire suite of MS Office applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
Qualified candidates must possess a Bachelors’ Degree and a minimum of 5 years’ previous experience in a law firm or professional services setting, preferably as a manager.
Alston & Bird LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in relation to our recruiting, hiring, and promoting practices.
The statements contained in this position description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.
Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position. In accepting a position, it is understood that continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. A satisfactory background check is the absence of a criminal record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant/employee’s suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position.
Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate.
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Internal Number: ID 2018-1134
About Alston & Bird LLP
Alston & Bird has more than 800 attorneys providing a full range of services to domestic and international clients who conduct business all over the world. The principles upon which we were founded 120 years ago - service to our communities, mutual respect, and hard work - remain at the core of our business practices today. We are also very proud to be recognized as one of the best places to work in America, on FORTUNE'S 2014 "The 100 Best Companies to Work For" list. Alston & Bird has received this honor for 15 consecutive years. Our core practice areas are intellectual property, complex litigation, corporate and tax, with national industry focuses in energy and sustainability, health care, financial services and public policy. The firm's commitment to our founding values, as well as to excellence in the practice of law, is evident in the lawyers and other professionals we recruit to be a part of our great organization. For more information, please visit our website.