Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.
With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.
It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.
Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages.
This position requires a high caliber individual to help the Firm’s recruitment function to be best in class. This position requires excellent client relationship management skills as well as outstanding professional presence. This position also requires:
Thinking creatively, strategically, commercially and competitively to meet our objectives of hiring top talent and recruiting for long-term strategic fit, including meeting diversity objectives
Implementation and execution of the summer associate program (including general admin support; helping to organize and participate in various internal and external events and trainings; maintaining a summer budget)
Assisting with the work assignment process/staffing for summer associates; facilitate and support the feedback/review/offer process; overing mentoring program; act as resource to summer associates to ensure smooth transitions from law school to law firm
Monitoring recruiting metrics/statistics; data management; and preparing relevant reports and presentations
Building relationships with key recruiting contacts within the business and HR functions and partner with them
Monitoring and driving the acceptance rate for all candidates once an offer has been extended
Supporting the planning and execution of the interview season, track and manage graduate candidates from application/ resume screening stage through to scheduling interview and offer process, managing and tracking feedback.
Participating in Hiring Committee meetings and hiring recommendations
Overseeing onboarding and creating and coordinating the orientation schedules for new hires
Serving as the W&C relationship manager with key contacts at universities (i.e. careers services, placement offices, deans, faculties, student organizations). Continually source and develop these relationships to ensure meaningful engagement and dialogue
Strategizing and executing cultivation events at key campuses
Involvement in team projects which can be marketing/ social media related
The ability to facilitate internal and external presentations for both on campus visits and internal training.
Ensuring a constant flow of consistent, on-brand information and ensuring diligence in presenting the W&C EVP
Supporting Associate Lateral and Clerkship Recruitment where necessary
Duties and Accountabilities1
Proven ability to quickly develop relationships with internal and external clients, such as the broader recruiting team, People team, and other colleagues to drive measureable results against strategy
Excellent oral and written communication with outstanding presentation skills, and strong competency in Excel and PowerPoint
Client service oriented and credible
Strong Project Management skills: ability to manage competing/ conflicting priorities to achieve optimal results
Results-orientated: ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive projects while focusing on the quality of work delivered to clients
Committed team player: ability to work effectively as a leader and follower in cross-functional and global teams
Ability to thrive in a deadline driven and fast paced environment
Self-motivated and achievement oriented
Creative thinker and problem solver
Able to work autonomously: handles pressured situations calmly and with care
Keep current on key recruitment and industry trends, and rely a strong external network of peers
Excellent business acumen and administrative skills
Displays tenacity, a can-do attitude, eager to be involved in new initiatives
Good judgement and professional maturity
Strong professional presence
Some travel involved to school campuses and US offices outside of NY
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant professional recruiting experience in a law firm or other professional services’ recruiting department is strongly preferred
Strong technical skills on the following applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, viRecruit, viDesktop or other Talent Management Systems
Location and Reporting
This is role based in New York
The Firm may modify and amend this job description at any time at its sole discretion. Nothing herein creates a contract of employment or otherwise modifies the at-will nature of employment.
1The above is a general description of the essential duties associated with this position and does not represent an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all duties.
About White & Case LLP
White & Case is an international law firm that serves companies, governments and financial institutions. Our long history as a global firm means we are uniquely placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they are.