Winston & Strawn LLP, an international law firm with 16 offices, has an immediate opening for a Senior Manager of Attorney Recruiting & Development who will be responsible all aspects of attorney recruiting and development for the New York office.
This individual will lead the attorney recruitment and development function and execute partner recruiting support for the New York office. Working in collaboration with Firm-wide and local Hiring Partners, the Senior Manager oversees partner and associate recruiting, law student recruiting, and summer associate program planning. This role also provides oversight for associate mentoring programs and associate reviews in the New York office. The Senior Manager directs the implementation of attorney recruitment initiatives in conjunction with the Firm’s Attorney Recruiting & Development team.
Leading execution of lateral, entry level, and law student recruiting in the New York office;
Providing support for national hiring initiatives and a variety of communication initiatives, including development and production of recruiting materials, conducting market research and maintaining competitive data;
Assisting with law school relations programs and diversity initiatives, including the development of strategic marketing initiatives to attract top legal talent;
Managing a robust orientation, onboarding, and integration process for lateral associates;
Liaising with the Chief Development Officer and Director of Partner Hiring on partner recruitment and integration efforts, including supporting and successfully executing processes that support the on-boarding and integration of new lateral partners;
Reporting on attorney recruiting and development efforts to the New York office partners;
Maintaining relationships with preferred search firms to promote the Firm and lateral opportunities;
Developing and maintaining positive relationships with law school career services personnel to facilitate and support the Firm’s entry-level recruiting efforts;
Working with associates and Firm management on issues related to associate lifecycle;
Providing leadership and support to the local office Hiring Committee;
Ensuring that the best practices established for the recruiting function are appropriately provided to those involved in recruiting initiatives;
Preparing and maintaining an annual recruiting and development budget;
Supervising department staff in New York;
Attending various Firm and department meetings and professional conferences as appropriate and approved by the Director of Attorney Recruiting & Development;
Working collaboratively as a team member within the Firm-wide Attorney Recruiting & Development department.
In addition to the Attorney Recruiting & Development Department, this individual will work closely with the New York Office Managing Partner and local practice group heads, the Hiring Partners and Committee, the Regional Director of Administration – East (US), the Director of Partner Hiring & Alumni Relations, and the Directors of Practice Operations for the Corporate and Litigation Departments.
Must be specifically listed on resume in order to be considered for this position:
Bachelor's Degree Required.
Five plus years of law firm supervisory recruiting experience required.
The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of NALP and industry-wide legal recruiting best practices and standards. Candidates must have strong leadership skills and proven ability to collaborate and communicate with high-level Firm management on a daily basis. Candidates must be highly responsive with a strong sense of time management and the ability to meet aggressive deadlines efficiently and effectively. The ability to navigate roadblocks and deal with the unexpected to find creative ways to get things done is critical. The candidate must demonstrate exceptional judgment, professionalism, leadership, organization, and team-management skills. The individual should also have the ability to positively represent and promote the Firm and possess excellent facilitation, research and problem solving, and critical thinking skills. He or she should also have proficiency with ViDesktop, MS Word, and MS Excel.
Clearance of Firm standard background checks is required. We value diversity in our workplace.
Internal Number: 07-2018-0201
About Winston & Strawn LLP
ABOUT WINSTON: Winston & Strawn LLP is an international law firm with more than 850 attorneys across 17 offices in Beijing, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Taipei, and Washington, D.C. The exceptional depth and geographic reach of our resources enable us to manage virtually every type of business-related legal issue.
Winston & Strawn has built a reputation on the quality and character of its lawyers, past and present, many of whom are recognized leaders in the legal community. Our history of more than 160 years is a chronicle of individuals and events that have helped shape the Firm and create the strong foundation on which we continue to build.
We remain committed to the traditions of client service, professional development, and community involvement instilled by our leaders of the past, while embracing the innovations driving the legal profession in the 21st century.
Winston & Strawn's New York office, located in the MetLife building in the heart of midtown Manhattan, is the firm's second largest office with 180 attorneys. The office was created as a result ...of the firm's 1989 merger with Cole & Dietz and expanded again in 2000 when it merged with the New York office of Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan. New York attorneys have a prominent practice representing public and private companies, financial institutions, and state and local government entities in connection with transactional, litigation, and regulatory matters.
Winston & Strawn offers its employees a challenging work environment, emphasizes training and responsibility, and provides competitive compensation and progressive workplace policies. Because the Firm believes that teamwork is an essential component in providing high quality legal services, we value the talents and skills of our entire staff. Staff contributions are recognized throughout the year with various staff appreciation programs.
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