This position will be based in Chicago but will oversee the Denver office as well. This position is responsible for overseeing the recruitment and hiring of lateral partners, senior counsel and associates as well as entry-level and summer associates in assigned offices. This position reports to the firm's Chief Professional Development and Human Resources Officer and works closely with section, practice group and office leadership to recruit, hire and integrate attorneys at all experience levels. This position has primary responsibility for effectively managing our lateral partner recruiting efforts in assigned offices.
Key Responsibilities Include:
Developing and implementing effective recruiting strategies.
Establishing and maintaining search firm relationships.
Serving as a resource for candidates.
Actively guiding candidates and firm partners and leaders through the recruiting process.
Planning candidate interviews.
Conducting due diligence.
Facilitating hiring decisions.
Drafting employment agreements.
Developing and implementing lateral integration plans.
Keeping apprised of market conditions and trends.
Developing and maintaining relationships with career services offices at law schools.
Managing the summer associate program.
Maintaining recruiting documentation and records.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in legal recruiting, including lateral partner recruiting experience.
Understanding and familiarity with the legal industry and assigned markets.
Ability to multi-task in a busy work environment.
Ability to work well under pressure and maintain a positive attitude.
Sound judgment and discretion.
Ability to work independently and as a team member.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organization skills and ability to prioritize.
Attention to detail.
Familiarity with LawCruit.
Bachelor’s degree; JD degree preferred.
About Holland & Knight LLP
Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,250 lawyers and other professionals in 27 offices throughout the world. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams provide clients with access to attorneys throughout the firm, regardless of location.
Holland & Knight is proud of having built one of the largest, most respected law firms in the world today – a firm known for delivering extraordinary legal service to clients, promoting a friendly and caring work environment, and giving back to our communities. That's the legacy of the lawyers and professionals who have chosen to spend their careers at Holland & Knight, and if that's the legacy you would like to build, we encourage you to explore what Holland & Knight has to offer.