Arent Fox LLP is seeking an Attorney Recruitment Specialist in our DC office. The Attorney Recruitment Specialist is highly visible and is responsible for coordinating both lateral and student/entry-level hires.
Sources candidates based on the defined needs of the practice groups from attorney placement agencies, social media, and advertisements in legal publications.
Arranges, prepares, and adjusts interview schedules for associate or partner candidates.
Works with headhunters to establish fee agreements, solidify relationships, identify and communicate current needs.
Coordinates attorney offer process: reference checking, background checks, conflicts checks and offer letter prep.
Coordinates the OCI process: registration, screen/select resumes, schedule student call back interviews
Coordinates DC student hiring meetings, student offer process (letters, reference/background) and follow up efforts
Coordinates DC 2L Diversity Scholarship selection and interview process
Administers DC’s 10-week Summer Program under the supervision of the Attorney Recruitment & Development Manager. Oversee the summer associates’ orientation and training schedule, manage the summer calendar and events. The specialist will oversee the monitors, work assignments, and the evaluation process.
Monitors attorney and student applications, database input, applicant tracking and correspondence, applicant reimbursement, file maintenance and processing departmental expenses related to recruitment.
Experience & Qualifications:
2 years of attorney recruitment experience in a law firm environment and bachelor’s degree required.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work well independently in a demanding, fast-paced and service-oriented environment.
Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent professional demeanor, sound judgment, discretion; must maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with viDesktop is preferred.
Arent Fox is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
About Arent Fox LLP
Arent Fox LLP was founded in 1942 and has approximately 400 attorneys in offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Arent Fox is a dynamic, diversified law firm with 31 practice groups and an emphasis on litigation, intellectual property, life sciences and real estate/finance.