Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
Position summary: Cooley is seeking a Lateral Recruiting & Integration Manager to join the Legal Talent team. Working closely with practice group leadership and the broader Legal Talent team, the Lateral Recruiting & Integration Manager is primarily responsible for all aspects of firmwide lateral Associate and Special Counsel recruitment. The manager will utilize various resources to help identify candidates for current and future lateral hiring needs, while keeping our core values and commitment to building diverse and inclusive teams top of mind.
Communicate with practice group leadership across the firm to get a clear view of hiring needs and organizational goals
Develop a thorough understanding of the position requirements, draft job descriptions and help identify talent that aligns with the needs of the relevant practice group
Cultivate a strong understanding of various legal markets and build relationships with key recruiters in those markets to ensure they understand the firm’s hiring needs and can properly convey firm culture
Partner with internal Marketing and Communications teams to develop new and innovative strategies to market the firm and specific practice groups to candidates
Collaborate with Legal Talent team members to create a seamless and efficient approach to recruiting, onboarding and integration across offices
Manage the full recruitment cycle for lateral candidates, from sourcing and interview scheduling, to offer extension and coordination of tailored closing efforts
Create integration plans for lateral hires, taking into consideration the needs of specific groups and building in flexibility and accountability
Provide regular updates on active searches and pipeline metrics, target lists, recruiting activity, search strategy and talent assessment
Coordinate with practice groups when the need for alternative sources of legal talent arises (e.g., contract and staff attorneys)
Collaborate with broader Legal Talent team on various tasks/projects, as needed
Skills and experience:
5+ years’ recruiting experience in the legal industry
Experience with applicant tracking systems, preferably LawCruit
Familiarity with state and federal hiring laws
Prior employment within the legal search firm industry
Experience conducting market research and sourcing candidates
Experience with recruiting data analytics
Experience recruiting from multiple and modern sources
Familiarity with basic visa/immigration requirements
Personnel management experience
Entrepreneurial, assertive and driven, but with a strong team orientation
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to establish rapport and build relationships and credibility with internal stakeholders
Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality at all times
Ability to prioritize and work independently
Outgoing and professional demeanor
Excellent communication and writing skills
Ability to interact and work well with vendors and co-workers
Cooley offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package. EOE.
Pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay For Equal Work Act, please find the compensation range specific to this role if based in CO, as well as a description of bonus and benefits generally applicable across all US offices.
Colorado pay range for this role, with final offer amount dependent on skillset and experience - $100,000 - $120,000 annually.
Other compensation may include an annual discretionary merit bonus.
Employees in this role will have the option to elect various benefits, including medical, dental, vision, accidental death and dismemberment, life insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, long-term care insurance, health savings accounts (if enrolled in an HDHP), health/dependent care spending accounts, 401(k) and profit sharing.
Other benefits include PTO and the option to participate in our tuition reimbursement program and wellness program, which includes fitness reimbursement each year.
About Cooley LLP
Who is Cooley? We are counselors, strategists and advocates for today's and tomorrow's leaders of the business economy. We seek to meet the evolving needs of our clients by building a community of professionals of the highest caliber who share our vision and embrace our values. Working at Cooley provides an opportunity to work in an environment of collaboration, challenge and reward. We are all part of one firm dedicated to maintaining a diverse workplace that values and celebrates differences-from the way we relate to and support each other, to the way we work together to meet the needs of our clients. It is the unique abilities and perspectives of every individual at Cooley that creates a rewarding workplace. For Cooley, this means offering all employees the tools, training and mentoring they need to succeed. It enables every individual to balance work and family obligations. It looks beyond the Firm's four walls, fostering community involvement. It includes becoming leaders and contributors in our communities. Our cooperative spirit is the trademark of the Cooley Culture and every employee in every department is instrumental to the success of the Firm.