Position: Senior Manager of Legal Recruiting and Alumni Affairs Organization: Proskauer - Boston, MA Date Posted: January 18, 2019
Proskauer Rose is one of the nation's largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Boca Raton, Newark, New Orleans, Paris, London, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and Beijing.
The Senior Manager will report to the Firm’s Legal Recruiting Officer and lead the Boston Office’s strategic growth strategy by sourcing, attracting and recruiting highly-talented and diverse associates and partners to meet the current and future business needs of the Firm as well as managing Boston alumni relations.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Direct implementation of Firmwide recruiting initiatives, activities, and meetings in the Boston Office
Develop and manage the recruiting budget
Partner with the office head, practice group heads and the Legal Recruiting Officer to develop consistent recruiting messaging for the Firm and the Boston Office
Review hiring needs with partners, department heads, and practice group leaders to ensure progression towards Firm strategic hiring goals are met
Manage and build relationships with search firms to create a robust candidate pipeline and promote the Firm’s talent brand
Collect recruiting data and respond to surveys from the American Lawyer, Chambers Associate, NALP and other organizations
Develop and maintain strong relationships with law school placement officers
Plan and implement the summer program, including working closely with the Summer Program Committee Chair and members; tracking assignments and evaluations; and coordinating mid-summer and end-of-summer reviews and offer meetings
Provide general oversight of recruiting team in coordinating on-campus interview dates, receptions, and candidate interviews
Prepare for and attend weekly Hiring Committee meetings
Generate reports and analyze statistics for the production of charts
Oversee the organization and maintenance of documentation related to the hiring process, including lawyer feedback, correspondence with candidates, and travel expense reimbursement requests
Liaise with the Alumni Committee, maintain relationships with local alumni, and conceive of local alumni events
Bachelor’s degree with a Juris Doctor strongly preferred
5-6 years of attorney recruiting experience, preferably in a large firm setting; 5-6 years of law school career services experience; or 2 years of practicing in a law firm
Excellent interpersonal skills • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environment
Display leadership, intelligence, and initiative and have the ability to maintain professional and strict confidentiality in all department and Firm matters and otherwise exercise impeccable judgment
Position: Lateral Legal Recruiting Coordinator Organization: Ropes & Gray - Boston, MA Date Posted: January 18, 2019
Coordinates firm wide Lateral Partner Recruitment program, including managing relationships with legal search firms, pre-screening resumes and overseeing the coordination of interviews, offers, and rejections. This role collaborates with and supports the lateral partner recruiting team in its efforts to develop and implement an effective strategic approach to lateral partner and counsel recruiting.
Supports lateral partner and counsel hiring efforts across all offices.Works directly with the lateral partner recruiting team, providing administrative support to their efforts.
Assists with all aspects of lateral partner and counsel recruiting, including attending meetings and calls regarding candidates, updating Practice Group Leaders and other applicable stakeholders regarding candidate status, preparing and updating lateral partner pipeline reports, and coordinating lateral partner interviews. Obtains, consolidates and circulates feedback regarding candidates.
Assists in the development and implementation of search and candidate sourcing strategies for identified lateral partner recruiting needs.Engages in research and data base building in support of the same.
Ensures consistent tracking of status of all lateral partner and counsel candidates on a timely basis to ensure ready access to information and data.Helps pull data to enable statistical and other analysis of metrics relating to lateral partner and counsel recruiting.
Establishes and maintains relationships with legal search firms.Serves as liaison to search firm recuiters and ensure that all legal search firms have entered into appropriate contractual arrangements with the firm.
Gathers and analyzes market intelligence, recruiting trends and other information relating to the job market for lateral partners and counsel.
Coordinates lateral partner candidate and interviewer recruiting trips.Ensures schedules and arrangements for the same are accurate and complete.
Acts as a liaison to lateral candidates throughout the interviewing process.
Manages interview process, including but not limited to scheduling, greeting and communicating with candidates.
Assists with on-boarding and integration efforts for lateral partners and counsel.
Collaborates with Legal Recruitment staff in other offices in support of lateral partner and counsel recruiting efforts, and to develop and promote firm wide recruiting efforts.
Assists with efforts to ensure a diverse candidate pool.
Additional duties as assigned by the Director, Lateral Partner Recruiting and Lateral Partner Recruiting Manager.
Flexibility in responding quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.
Ability to think strategically.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of firm personnel.
Team-orientation and ability to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties.
Attention to details and ability to follow up and follow through.
Ability to multi-task, manage, and prioritize projects effectively.
Ability to work independently, under the direction of others, and as a part of a team.
Ability to recognize confidential information and to maintain strictly the confidentiality of such information.
Ability to work in a multi-office environment.
Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
Proactive learner with flexibility in adapting to new systems and processes.
Ability to perform under stressful conditions in a thoughtful, organized and professional manner.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree, JD preferred.
Minimum of 4 years recruiting experience, preferably in a law firm or professional services firm.
Proficiency in the use of computer programs including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel), database programs (e.g., LawCruit), and social media and web-based programs.
Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, project management and interpersonal skills.
Work experience in a law firm, legal recruiting department or career services office required, preferably including experience recruiting lateral partners or other senior lawyers.
Position: Lateral Recruiting Specialist Organization: Mintz Levin - Boston, MA Date Posted: January 4, 2019
The Legal Recruiting Specialist will work under the supervision of the Senior Legal Recruiting Manager to support firm-wide lateral associate, off partnership-track attorney and non-attorney technical recruiting. The position is part of the firm’s Legal Recruiting Department and therefore will also be involved in firm-wide legal recruiting activities and initiatives to support attorneys throughout the firm.
Work alongside Senior Legal Recruiting Manager to oversee and implement all stages of the recruiting process from the time a hiring need is identified to successful hire, focusing on experienced lateral attorneys in both associate and off partnership-track positions, as well as non-attorney technical positions such as patent agents and technical advisors.
Creatively source candidates using a variety of methods including search firms, internal referrals and leads, on-line research of targets and prospects.
Establish and cultivate relationships with search firms in all geographies. Communicate frequently with search firms about strategic hiring needs and follow up in a timely manner about candidates under consideration.
Screen resumes and introductory materials. Obtain additional information, as needed and present candidate introductions to section, office and recruiting committee.
Schedule interviews, coordinate candidate travel, prepare interviewer and interviewee information packages, collect post-interview feedback.
Proactively drive the recruiting process to completion by gathering information, following up with internal constituents as well as with search firms and candidates directly, offering assistance, and prompting decision-making conversations.
Responsible for seeing background checks, reference checks and other due diligence through to completion.
Maintain accurate and complete candidate files following all departmental protocols using recruiting database (viRecruit) and firm document management system.
Provide regular updates and information to Senior Legal Recruiting Manager, Director of Legal Recruiting, and members of the firm involved in the recruiting process.
Draft candidate correspondence, response letters, engagement letters, welcome notices, firm announcements, fee agreements and other communications. -Mentor and train Legal Recruiting Coordinators in accordance with our strategic goals.
Assist Senior Legal Recruiting Manager with supervision of firmwide lateral searches, oversight of searches run by Legal Recruiting Coordinators, reporting projects, and additional tasks supporting the lateral recruiting function, as assigned.
Serve as “face of the firm” in representing it through consistently positive, professional interactions with both internal and external clients including staff, attorneys of the firm, firm leadership, candidates, search firms, professional organizations and other entities.
Work collaboratively with Legal Recruiting Department staff to support other functional areas, special projects and general department administration.
Monitor legal news sources to keep abreast of trends in the market and update others as needed.
Engage in local and national legal recruiting organizations to support the enhancement of our profession and to represent Mintz Levin positively in the legal community.
Position: Lateral Recruiting Coordinator Organization: Dechert LLP - New York, NY Date Posted: January 3, 2019
The Lateral Recruiting Coordinator sources, interviews, and refers applicants for lateral associate and counsel positions within Dechert’s 13 U.S. offices. Although the position focuses on recruitment for specific practice groups, the ideal candidate will also deal with other positions, such as patent agents, visiting attorneys and Tax LLMs. Seasonal assistance with OCI and summer programs will be expected, as needed.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Assist Lateral Recruiting Manager with all aspects of the lateral hiring process and special projects
Work with practice group leaders to identify staffing needs, devise search strategies, and draft advertisements
Source candidates, solicit practice group interest, extend invitations to interview and maintain regular status reports
Screen unsolicited resumes and respond to applicants
Coordinate interview schedules, collect interview feedback and act as liaison to lateral candidates throughout the interview process
Facilitate decision-making process and follow-up, including offer letters and onboarding documents
Record all resume submissions in applicant tracking system and ensure that file retention policy is adhered to
Establish and maintain relationships with legal search firms, and work with search firms to advertise available positions
Keep up-to-date on legal hiring market, including vendors and trends.
Assist with development of lateral recruiting marketing materials and updating the lateral careers page
Assist with lateral integration and diversity initiatives
Create and prepare offer and arrival packets
Prepare drafts of fee agreements for approval by Lateral Recruiting Manager and maintain fee agreement binder and tracking chart
Collaborate with HR and Conflicts team to conduct formal due diligence for lateral hires, including internal screening procedures
Coordinate with office management to prepare for new associate arrivals and orientation
Organize payment of placement fees and reimbursement of all expenses related to lateral hiring
QUALIFICATIONS / KSAs
Bachelor's degree required
4+ years of professional services experience with a minimum of three (3) years recruiting experience, preferably in a law firm.
Must be able to effectively function in a fast paced service environment
Strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail
Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to juggle multiple tasks
Ability to work independently
Ability to prioritize and coordinate own work
Ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically with professionals at all organizational levels of the firm
Display a positive, high-energy attitude
Systems required: LawCruit, Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Ability to function in a collaborative organization and be a team player on a fast-paced and energetic recruiting team
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Additional Job Description
PHYSICAL EFFORT / WORK CONDITIONS
This position operates in a professional office environment which is generally free of hazards and exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
This position requires regular attendance on-site at a Dechert location.
This position routinely operates standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopy machines, fax machines and filing cabinets, and requires frequent communication with the firm’s employees and partners as well as third parties.
This position is mainly sedentary. Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to read, sit and type for sustained periods of time; to walk, stand, reach and bend; to open and close filing cabinets and access and retrieve materials in file rooms; to lift, carry and move files or other items of light to moderate weight; to operate equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
This position requires a normal audio range, with or without correction. It also requires the normal visual range, with or without correction. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Dechert LLP is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. The Firm prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Ropes & Gray LLP is a preeminent global law firm focused on providing the highest-quality advice on our clients’ critical legal and business issues. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals. These colleagues work together across a global office network that includes offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.
We are a contemporary firm that can bring more than 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today’s global, 24/7 business environment. Our collaborative approach gives our clients—which include many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions—ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.
With an international presence, we focus primarily on the asset management, technology, life sciences, health care and real estate industries. Our clients include global industry leaders, financial institutions, investment firms, private equity firms, hospitals and health care organizations, educational institutions and individuals.
We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, life sciences, health care, finance, investment management, hedge funds, tax, real estate, intellectual property, commercial and securities litigation, government enforcement, antitrust, and privacy and data security.
Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.
Manage Entry Level Recruitment and Campus Outreach programs for the Boston office, including the efficient and effective management of all aspects of activities related to the recruiting and hiring of entry level lawyers, the summer associate program and partnering with law schools. This role collaborates with the other Legal Recruiting Managers, who have responsibility for the distinct geographical regions, as well as Legal Personnel and Global Mobility managers. The Legal Personnel and Recruiting Manager reports directly to the Manager of Legal Personnel &Recruiting and works closely with the firm’s hiring partner, as well as other partners actively involved in recruiting initiatives. The role requires a focus on people-management, continuous process improvement and the ability to engage in close collaboration with attorneys and other administrative departments both inside and outside of Human Resources.
Manage Legal Recruiting team in Boston effectively to emphasize high performance, continuous improvement and collaboration with other departments outside of HR and external partners. Coach, mentor, and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and opportunities. Delegate responsibility and expect accountability. Provide effective feedback on a regular basis in addition to managing the annual performance reviews. Work closely with the Legal Recruiting Managers in other geographical regions to coordinate and synchronize cohesive approach.
Oversee the management of the firm’s campus outreach, entry level, and summer associate program, including social events, trainings, surveys, and evaluations. Work closely with other managers, senior recruiting coordinator and the other recruitment coordinators to ensure program initiatives are carried out successfully and on budget.
Lead internal trainings for attorneys and business support professionals.
Manage law schools relationships and for Boston area schools, as well as others requested.
Help with creating and executing marketing strategy of recruiting efforts to clients, both internal and external.
Benchmark, formulate, administer and maintain recruiting policies, operational procedures and practices consistent with the goals and objectives of the firm, including meeting firm’s diversity hiring goals.
Foster a spirit of teamwork and unity among staff; lead team to meet the firm’s expectations for productivity, quality and goal accomplishment.
Perform additional duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Legal Personnel, Recruiting and Global Mobility.
Position: Professional Development and Training Coordinator Organization: WilmerHale - Boston, MA Date Posted: November 21, 2018
Responsible for supporting the effective, efficient, and consistent delivery of programs and projects in alignment with the Firm’s overall competency-based talent management program for lawyers, primarily focusing professional development and training initiatives with the expectation of additional support for legal personnel, recruitment, and diversity initiatives as needed.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Professional Development and Training:
Coordinates the legal development and training programs for attorneys including new attorneys and summer associates.
Works with internal presenters to develop and deliver effective training.
Manages all logistics of meetings and programs including scheduling, vendor support, securing of meeting rooms, meeting room preparation, on-site coordination, and trouble shooting.
Works with the Professional Development and Training Managers and other training and development team members to identify and address training and development needs, develop curriculum, and implement programs to maximize effectiveness and quality.
Acts as liaison with and offers related support to appropriate committees and legal departments/practice groups to ensure attorney training and development program goals are identified and met. Engages with associates, counsel, partners, and related committees to remain knowledgeable about needs and obtain current feedback.
Keeps abreast of trends in legal training and development for attorneys. Makes recommendations around program creation.
Creates meaningful evaluative process for all training and development programs to include survey creation and administration and results collection and tabulation; analyzes results for trends and developmental gaps; developmental gaps; develops recommendations based upon results. Assists with creating and implementing attorney training and development policies and procedures.
Complies and analyzes training and development statistics for attorney and firm metrics reporting and external survey purposes in various Attorney Management Systems and in collaboration with other administrative departments (e.g. HR and IS).
Legal Personnel and Development:
In collaboration with the Legal Personnel team, coordinates the semi-annual evaluation processes for associates, senior associates, counsel, special counsel, discovery attorneys, attorneys, and staff attorneys.
Responsible for developing a comprehensive knowledge of all firm policies and practices as it relates to attorneys and works to ensure the appropriate implementation of each.
Works with various individuals within the firm to ensure the appropriate reimbursement of expenses as well as tracking and paying of vendor bills in accordance with firm policies
Compiles and analyzes statistical information and creates necessary reports to assist with various information requests and survey submissions.
Coordinates other training and development as well as more general attorney programs and processes which may include, but not be limited to, new associate orientation/onboarding, retreats for new Senior Associates, Counsel, Special Counsel, and Partners, upward evaluations, and other related programs such as individual development plans.
In collaboration with the Legal Recruitment Manager, effectively and efficiently coordinates the law school student recruitment process. Facilitates the selection and scheduling of law schools for campus interviews. Schedules student and attorney interviewers for on-campus and in-office interviews. Coordinates and reviews interview feedback and facilitates the hiring decision process with the Hiring Committee; participates in follow-up activities and monitors the effectiveness of follow-up activity with offerees. Coordinates recruitment receptions, offer dinners and functions, both in-house and on-campus for assigned schools.
Aids in the effective engagement and ongoing relationship building with law schools and law student groups throughout the calendar year (e.g. panel presentations for 1Ls, events and sponsorship opportunities, communications, etc.).
Coordinates the recruitment of judicial clerks and aspects of the lateral attorney recruitment process.
Coordinates all aspects of the arrival process for lateral hires, incoming attorneys, staff attorneys, and technology specialists. Provides substantive feedback and methods for improving and expanding the process.
Diversity and Inclusion:
Assists with planning and coordinating various firm-wide and local Diversity and Inclusion programs, events, and meetings, including securing of meeting rooms, meeting room preparation, on-site coordination, and trouble shooting.
Serves as local office liaison for the Women’s Leadership Initiative Steering Committee and Diversity Committee, responsible for the execution of local office events and programs.
Coordinate and oversee local diversity sponsorship programs and events, including tracking attendance, and securing payment.
Update affinity group distribution lists as necessary.
In alignment with the firm’s strategic goals, objectives, and initiatives, assists with the annual budget preparation and monthly monitoring of accounts, anticipates and resolves discrepancies, handles related payments, reimbursements, and issues.
Contributes to the Firm’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Display professionalism, quality service and a “can do” attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong teamwork skills.
Excellent technical skills required, including proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Proficiency in talent management software systems preferred such as viDesktop, LawCruit, and PeopleSoft.
Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills, and superior attention to detail required.
Excellent analytic skills are required, including the ability to compile, review and determine logical conclusions or recommendations based on data or information that is varied in content or format.
Excellent interpersonal skills required.
Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities; ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.
One to three years of experience, preferably in law firm or other professional services firm.
Experience working in a professional environment and interfacing with significantly senior colleagues is required.
Prior experience working independently or with little supervision on some projects.
Position: Regional Senior Legal Recruiting Manager, East Coast Organization: Seyfarth Shaw LLP - Atlanta, Boston, and Washington, DC Date Posted: November 20, 2018
How to Apply: Please officially apply to the job on the Staff Careers page of our website (https://www.seyfarth.com/Staff). You can do so by adding the role to your “Apply List” and following the steps thereafter.
Seyfarth Shaw has an exciting opportunity for an experienced recruiting professional to help implement the recruiting strategy as part of a broader investment the Firm is making in its recruiting, professional development and talent management functions. Seyfarth Shaw has more than 900 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney and serves as a national platform and an international gateway to serve the changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.
The Regional Senior Legal Recruiting Manager will oversee recruiting and hiring for all entry-level, lateral, and partner level attorneys in Atlanta, Boston and Washington, D.C. This position works directly with the recruiting team, department chairs, office managing partners and hiring partners.
The Ideal Candidate Will:
Manage the full cycle recruiting process by fostering/building relationships with key stakeholders in the Firm
Source attorney candidates effectively using a wide variety of methods including job postings, internal referral program, websites, networks, diversity organizations, career services offices and search firms
Work with talent development and department/practice group heads to help determine staffing needs
Strong knowledge and professional relationships in local legal city groups and other organizations related to the legal industry
Possess the ability to analyze recruiting trends and implement strategies to best directly source lateral candidates.
Oversee the Summer Fellow Program by working with the recruiting coordinators and other team members
Supervise and mentor other recruiting team members
Collaborate with the recruiting team, talent development team, diversity action team, office administrators and other administrative departments to further firm-wide initiatives and promote best practices
Collaborate on national projects as necessary
Possess excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills, an ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple and shifting priorities and the ability to communicate effectively with others. Be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of responsibility and will be proactive and a self-starter.
Have demonstrated leadership ability that promotes an environment of collaboration, teamwork and a culture of high performance.
Share and demonstrate Seyfarth Shaw’s core values of teamwork, client service, innovation, excellence and commitment.
viRecruit, WorkDay or other applicant tracking system experience is required
A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of seven years of law firm recruiting experience
Flexibility to adjust hours and travel (approximately 30% per year) is required.
Previous supervisory experience strongly desired
Opportunities will remain posted for two months or until filled.