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.
Working as part of the Lateral Partner Recruiting team, reporting to the Partner Recruiting Manager in the New York office, the role holder has responsibility for providing support to all aspects of the Firm’s lateral partner recruiting processes (primarily for candidates in the United States with some support to Asia and EMEA).
Candidates for this role should have a strong recruiting background including highly developed organisational skills. Legal recruitment experience, or at least experience of working directly in a partnership or professional services environment, is preferred.
This is a busy team with deadlines to meet that requires a calm and approachable attitude as well as the confidence and maturity to deal with people at all levels, both within the Firm and externally (including senior level candidates). It is essential that a professional, helpful and friendly attitude is shown at all times.
Candidates for this role must be able and willing to deal with the considerable workload required as well as demonstrating the necessary initiative and confidence to work under minimal supervision as needed.
This is a global role and the successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate some flexibility with regard to working and responsiveness outside of core business hours for this reason. Working some hours on weekday evenings and weekends may be necessary at busy times.
Duties and Accountabilities
Support of the Firm’s partner recruitment process including assisting with the recommendation of appropriate resourcing strategies, co-ordination of the full cycle partner recruitment process including: drafting position descriptions, scheduling candidate interviews, preparation and circulation of business case materials, collation of interview feedback and other supporting requirements, and the final partner dossier preparation for the Executive Committee and the New Partner Committee;
Assist in driving strategic relationships with the Firm’s preferred search firms internationally and ensure their focus on the identification of a diverse range of top talent to meet the Firm’s needs;
Assist with the creation of all related position descriptions and business cases to support recruitment efforts;
Ensure candidates and internal stakeholders receive a high value experience at all touch points throughout the recruitment process;
Management of the internal recruitment system with respect to partner recruitment. This will also include the appropriate management of candidate records and metrics in line with data protection;
Responsibility for helping to organize all Lateral Partner and New Partner Review Meetings along with the preparation and circulation of supporting materials. Take minutes as required.
Coordinate with front of house and IT staff to ensure all candidate meetings (and video conferences) are properly organised and run efficiently.
Coordination of complex international travel itineraries for partner candidates.
Assist with the on boarding of new partners.
Field queries and provide updates to key stakeholders in the absence of the Partner Recruiting Manager.
Undertake other work and projects as required (including outside of the immediate Lateral Partner Recruiting function). This includes work and development activities undertaken as part of the employee’s agreed Personal Development Plan.
Provide instruction & guidance and supervise the work product of the supporting recruiting team based in the Firm’s Shared Service Centre in Manila.
Work with the Lateral Partner Recruiting team’s Administrative Assistant to ensure the smooth running of all administrative processes for the wider team.
Essential Job Requirements
Knowledge of legal recruitment market practices desirable (some exposure to partner recruitment ideal).
Experience of professional services environment, ideally at a law firm.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Outstanding organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
Strong experience of diary management and scheduling (ideally across multiple time zones).
Attention to detail and accuracy paramount.
Availability and willingness to work overtime if needed.
Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
Team orientated with a willingness to roll up sleeves and help out whenever necessary.
Ability to work under own initiative as required.
Customer and service orientated.
Positive and proactive.
Strong sense of integrity.
Sense of humour.
Collaborative and enjoys working as part of a wider global team.
Bright, enthusiastic and willing to learn.
Discrete and confidential.
Education and Qualifications
Preferably educated to undergraduate level
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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.