Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking an Attorney Recruitment & Development Assistant to join our winning team, located in Washington, D.C. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation and collaboration.
The Attorney Recruitment & Development Assistant will receive a generous total compensation package. Bonuses are awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham's comprehensive benefit program including healthcare, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan, and more! In addition, employees receive 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure.
As an Attorney Recruitment & Development Assistant at Latham, you will contribute your expertise to providing administrative support to our Manager of Attorney Recruitment & Development and other staff. The Attorney Recruitment & Development Assistant demonstrates a high level of responsiveness and professionalism while accomplishing these and other critical functions:
Assists the Attorney Recruitment & Development Department with the coordination and execution of all attorney development, onboarding, training, and integration efforts in the office.
Assists with all phases of the recruitment process including new hires, lateral hires, and summer associates.
Assists the team with LawCruit functions related to the profiles and statuses of all recruits through extensive correspondence with candidates. May coordinate with Global HR to receive educational and employment background verifications.
Provides support on various management committees including TACE, Pro Bono, Charitable, and our various local Affinity Groups.
Assists local departments and practice groups with various events, receptions, and dinners.
Receives, routes, forwards, and responds to resumes for review.
Coordinates timely interview schedules with recruits and interviewers (including travel arrangements and accommodations when applicable and/or necessary).
Participates in local and global recruiting committee business including generating specialized recruiting reports and materials.
Assists in planning and coordinating the Summer Associate program and social activities.
Assists with arranging internal presentations, trainings, and social events for the attorneys in the office as required.
Administers CLE registration sheets and course materials, ensuring AV and other technical equipment is set up timely, meeting and greeting internal and external speakers, and assisting with layout of training rooms.
Gathers agenda items and documents team meetings as required.
Processes expenses for attorney development events and trainings as well as expenses and reimbursements associated with recruiting efforts.
Keeps abreast of the office calendar to ensure any training or scheduling conflicts are resolved.
As an Attorney Recruitment & Development Assistant, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Attorney Recruitment & Development Assistant must have excellent verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills and the ability to manage time effectively and prioritize tasks; strong attention to detail; well developed and professional interpersonal skills; the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm; thorough knowledge of PC applications, including MS Office; and the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion. A Bachelor's degree preferred and one (1) to two (2) years administrative or office experience in related field desired. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by visiting the link below. Only applications that are submitted via the Latham & Watkins website will be considered.
Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms.
Founded in 1934, Latham & Watkins is a full-service global law firm with more than 2,000 lawyers in its offices in the world's major financial, business and regulatory centers. The founders of Latham & Watkins instilled an ethic of hard work, commitment and quality that flourishes today and has nurtured the firm's growth into one of the world's premier business law firms. With that growth, we have... built internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, corporate, litigation and regulatory areas. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering. Our lawyers, paralegals and professional staff throughout the world comprise a rich mixture of men and women of different races, ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, cultures and primary languages. We are strengthened enormously by this diversity, and our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity enables us to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to recruit and retain the best lawyers and create one of the world's leading law firms.