Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a leading national law firm, seeks a Director of Attorney Recruitment and Development.
This is a national position; this position is open and may be located in any Hinshaw office. Under the leadership of the Chief Human Resources Officer, Managing Partner, and the Chairs of Attorney Recruitment and Development, the position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Firm's attorney recruitment and development functions, including supervising assigned department staff. The Director of Attorney Recruitment & Development will focus on the lateral partner, lateral group recruitment, and lateral partner integration in alignment with the Firm's strategic growth plan. The Director will also focus on associate evaluations, compensation, and bonus programs. The Director is expected to serve as a positive role model and mentor and perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the Firm's attorneys and staff, efficient and effective departmental operations, and an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.
Essential Job Functions:
Direct the attorney recruitment process, including:
Oversee recruiting staff in all aspects of Firmwide lateral associate hiring and summer associate hiring
Design and implement a strategic firmwide lateral partner recruitment plan, including identifying growth practices and offices, engaging preferred recruiters, and targeting candidates
Create and maintain positive and effective relationships with recruiting firms and other candidate sources.
Update the lateral partner interview committee and interview process
Support Mansfield Rule 5.0 efforts
Oversee all administrative aspects of lateral partner hiring firmwide, including due diligence completion; conflicts check, compensation package design, and pipeline updates
Conduct lateral partner orientations and oversee onboarding of new partners firmwide
General recruiting administration, including applicant tracking, maintaining statistics on new hires, managing hiring trends, and continually improving processes and procedures
The Director will be a member of the HR team and work closely with other HR functions, including Diversity & Inclusion, to help develop recruitment and retention methodologies that support and advance the Firm's diversity commitment and goals.
Meet regularly with the recruiting staff for updates on lateral associate and summer associate hiring firmwide
Direct the firmwide associate compensation increase and bonus process
Direct professional development efforts including:
Design and implement a strategic long-term lateral partner integration plan
Oversee the Attorney Recruitment & Development team in administering the associate evaluation process
Work with the Attorney Recruitment & Development team, Professional Development Partner, and the Planning Committee to support Hinshaw U (firmwide CLE programming), Basic Skills (new hire annual training), and Trial Advocacy Programs
Work with the Attorney Recruitment & Development team to design and implement training programs based on partner and associate needs
Proactively respond to changing training and development needs both internally and externally.
Supervise the Attorney Recruitment & Development team in carrying out all responsibilities of the Attorney Recruitment and Development functions.
Education and Experience
Minimum 7-10 years professional attorney recruitment experience for summer, entry-level, lateral associates, and lateral partners
Minimum four years of professional development experience organizing training for attorneys.
Minimum five years in a supervisory role with the ability to grow and manage a strong team
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of responsibility
Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to build rapport and trust with attorneys and staff at all levels of the organization.
Excellent analytical and creative problem-solving skills.
Ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple priorities; ability to work well under pressure and maintain a positive attitude.
Technology skills including knowledge of applicant tracking systems, viDesktop, and CLE tracking software; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
A demonstrated ability and strong desire to work as part of a team in a demanding, collegial, client-centered legal services environment.
A College degree in a relevant field of study is required Juris Doctor, a plus.
As an EOE/AA employer, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran, or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by employees in this job. It is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this job classification.
At Hinshaw, we value long-term client relationships. That's why we make it a priority to help contribute to our client's success, whether that means solving a problem or helping to achieve their goal. We like to think that we are more than just our clients' "lawyers." We feel we are on the same journey with our clients — to grow their business into a sustainable institution. Sometimes this requires next generation solutions; in other words, a little creativity applied to legal issues or problems. Other times, it requires just purely practical thinking. We do both. Whatever the matter, our advice and counsel are tailored to our clients, which can only come from a strong partnership and deep understanding of their business and objectives.
Our team of lawyers can provide a wide variety of sophisticated legal advice and counsel. Additionally, since we are located in many of the major cities across the country, we can provide national depth of expertise coupled with a local or regional presence and local or regional knowledge. Across all of our offices, we strive to consistently deliver service at the highest levels of quality and reliability, giving our clients a one-firm approach a...nd giving us the long-lasting relationships we treasure.
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a national law firm with approximately 425 lawyers. We offer a sophisticated legal practice, with an emphasis in litigation, consumer financial services, corporate and business law, environmental, health care law, labor and employment law, professional liability defense, and wealth preservation and taxation matters. Our attorneys provide services to a range of for-profit and nonprofit clients in industries that include construction, financial services, health care, insurance, legal, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and transportation. Our clients also include government agencies, municipalities, and schools.
Hinshaw was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Chicago. We have offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and London.