Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is currently seeking a Lateral Partner Recruiting and Integration Coordinator to join our winning team, located in New York. 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 Lateral Partner Recruiting and Integration Coordinator 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 a Coordinator at Latham, you will be responsible for coordinating activities and processes in support of lateral partner hiring and integration for the New York office primarily, and other offices, as directed by the Partner Recruiting Integration Manager and other department leadership as applicable. The responsibilities of the Coordinator will include:
Supporting all phases of the lateral partner and counsel recruitment process for the New York office, and other offices as directed by the Partner Integration Administrator, including arranging all interviews, collating and disseminating feedback, and coordinating all steps in the hiring process with the Office Managing Partners, Local Department Chairs, Global Department Chairs, Practice Group Chairs, and sponsoring partners. Ensuring effective communication and status updates with the relevant stakeholders and Firm and administrative leadership
Corresponding with lateral partner and counsel candidates to schedule interview dates and times, coordinating information for applicant and interviewer, and collating feedback for partner review
Coordinating the processing of all applications and introductions of lateral partner and counsel candidates, whether direct or through recruiting agencies. Ensuring timely delivery of lateral partner questionnaires to the designated member of the Executive Committee and to the Senior Counsel and Advisor to the Executive Committee for review and analysis
Ensuring that conflicts questionnaires are distributed to lateral partner and counsel candidates, completed and returned to the Firm, and collaborating with the Conflicts department to facilitate the timely processing of conflicts information provided by partner and counsel candidates
As directed, supporting the lateral partner and counsel recruitment process for candidates for other Latham offices, including creating and communicating schedules, handling logistics, and tracking feedback in a timely manner as needed
Supporting all activities in connection with a lateral partner’s or counsel’s arrival to the NY office and integration, including pre-arrival meetings and orientation schedules
Coordinating with all practice office and global administrative teams involved in the pre-arrival, onboarding and integration process (Office administration leadership, Recruiting, Attorney Development, Business Development, Technology, Finance, Human Resources and others) to support the efficient deployment of resources to each lateral partner and counsel
In coordination with the Business Development department, supporting the arrangement of lateral partner visits to other Latham offices for integration purposes
Assisting with the Partner Recruiting and Integration Manager, supporting the integration of newly promoted partners and counsel with special projects as needed
Promoting effective work practices, working as a team member, and showing respect for co-workers
As a Coordinator, you will be expected to apply your organizational and communication skills while displaying a positive, high-energy attitude. The successful Coordinator must have exceptional organizational skills needed to manage time, prioritize, and handle multiple deadlines. The ideal candidate will have strong attention to detail, the ability to identify complex issues and escalate as appropriate, well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, and the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm. The Coordinator will be able to work collaboratively in a team environment with a customer service focus, support interdisciplinary projects and initiatives, and develop strong knowledge of Firm resources, policies, and procedures.
A bachelor’s degree is preferred. A minimum of three (3) years of recruiting or other law firm experience is also preferred.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ link.
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.
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About Latham & Watkins LLP
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.