Morrison & Foerster LLP, an Am Law 50 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for an Attorney Recruiting Manager in our Palo Alto office.
It's an exciting time to join MoFo's dynamic Attorney Recruiting team! We are seeking an Attorney Recruiting Manager to manage the local Palo Alto law school recruiting, summer associate program, and lateral associate and patent agent recruiting as well as provide support on firmwide projects and initiatives to create efficiencies and best practices across all of our offices.
MoFo prides itself on our people. We are a smart, friendly, non-hierarchical and laid back bunch, excited for the right person to join our team and help us advance our recruiting initiatives in Palo Alto and beyond. The Attorney Recruiting Manager will:
Collaborate with Palo Alto hiring partners and recruiting committee to develop, implement and manage recruiting strategies and programs to best present Morrison & Foerster to law school and lateral candidates;
Support the Director of Attorney Recruiting on firmwide strategic projects and initiatives related to process, data analysis, branding, and technology;
Drive efforts to increase and improve firm visibility at targeted law schools and, when needed, develop and foster law school and search firm relationships;
Manage the interview process, communications, and data tracking systems;
Work with Palo Alto practice group leadership to determine short term and long term attorney hiring needs.
Manage the Palo Alto summer associate program, including social events, trainings, surveys, and evaluations;
Facilitate the successful integration of all new associates and other attorneys;
Analyze recruiting trends and implement recruiting strategies to best directly source law school and lateral talent both locally and firmwide;
Responsible for establishing, adhering to and maintaining the recruiting department budget for the Palo Alto office;
Supervise local Attorney Recruiting Coordinator, as well as other support staff indirectly.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.Minimum of five years of Recruiting experience required, with at least two years in a supervisory capacity preferred.
Prior legal recruiting experience is preferred, including the demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of high-volume legal recruiting programs, including lateral attorney sourcing and hiring; law student on-campus recruiting; and the summer associate program and event planning.
Outstanding interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills.Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment demonstrating reliability, dependability and flexibility is essential.
Exceptional organizational, process, and follow-through skills.Ability to prioritize assignments and work independently to meet critical deadlines.
Expertise in relevant technology; Taleo, WorkDay, or other applicant tracking system experience is preferred.
Ability to travel. This job requires occasional travel to other Morrison & Foerster offices and law school campuses, particularly in the summer and fall.
Who We Are
At Morrison & Foerster, our culture is defined by our deeds. We're passionate about what we do. We're equally passionate about how we do it. We resist hierarchies and operate within a model of respect - for our colleagues, their ideas, and the differences that make us stronger. We encourage you to learn more about who we are, and what we do .
Should you find you're ready to do the best work of your life, we encourage you to let us know! Morrison & Foerster is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partner status, and other categories protected by applicable laws, or in retaliation for opposition to any practices forbidden under this policy.