A National Litigation Law Firm is seeking a legal recruiter and attorney development professional to manage talent acquisition, retention, and promotion of attorneys for all the firm's offices. This role also includes lateral associate and partner recruiting program, The recruiter will work closely with human resources and the attorney professional development committee in developing and executing strategic plans for attorney advancement and retention.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Work with senior leadership and managing attorneys in lateral hiring.
  • Oversee lateral recruiting candidate pipeline (submission review, profile presentation, interviewing and feedback); work closely with operating committee, COO or HR Director.
  • Maintain a pulse on hiring marketing trends; research for competitive intelligence
  • Negotiate and draft agreements; partner with marketing team for brand cohesiveness
  • Consistently evaluate candidate experience and find room for improvement and growth
  • Monitor and evaluate hiring metrics; ensure positive experience for candidates
  • Maintain relationships with Members, search firms, and members of the community to ensure success in lateral and associate hiring.
  • Maintain networks and in-depth knowledge of trends and developments in the talent development field both within and outside legal industry.
  • Oversee and enhance the firm's mentor and advisor programs in collaboration with legal personnel, practice management, recruiting and diversity teams.
  • Partner with and form strong trusted advisor relationships with firm management, practice group leaders and other attorneys to identify training and program needs and determine appropriate means to deliver and assess the success of related programs.
  • Identify and implement new sourcing methods to expand the talent pool, with a focus on enlarging our pipeline of diverse candidates.
  • Develop and manage Summer Associate programs.

  • Bachelor's Degree required (JD is a plus)
  • Five (5) years of Legal Recruiting experience.
  • Must be innovative, analytical and have a collaborative approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with executives on planning and execution of strategic goals.
  • Experience and knowledge of attorney professional development, including core competencies, adult learning concepts, program design and attorney career progression.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality work while maintaining a client service focus.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and develop team skills and dynamics.
  • Distinguished leadership qualities and superb communication skills
  • Strong ability to collaborate with senior executives.
  • Sound judgment, discretion, and high EQ.