Troutman Pepper, a leading national law firm, has an exciting opportunity for a Manager of Legal Talent Acquisition to be based in Philadelphia, PA. This position will oversee all non-partner attorney and other legal professional recruiting for the firm’s Philadelphia office. We are searching for someone who wants to be a valued contributor and join an innovative, talented, and dynamic team. The Manager is responsible for executing many of the goals and activities of Troutman Pepper’s Legal Talent Acquisition Department and will collaborate directly with relevant partners, staff, and other stakeholders around the firm. The Manager will oversee a Legal Talent Acquisition Coordinator, so previous management experience of direct reports is preferred.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Law Student Recruiting
Manage all aspects of the Philadelphia office’s participation in on-campus recruiting at law schools, including on-campus interview (OCI) registrations, candidate pre-selections, preparing OCI materials for attorneys and students, planning OCI receptions, and preparing callback interview schedules and logistics.
Propose and implement strategies for law student outreach including cultivating and maintaining relationships with law school career services and student groups, identifying new organizations for sponsorship and partnerships, and developing on-campus and spring recruiting initiatives (student receptions, speaking engagements, etc.) to raise the profile of Troutman Pepper on campus.
Participate in Recruiting Committee meetings, including presenting applicant files and maintaining updated hiring statistics.
Plan and execute Philadelphia summer associate program, including overseeing and promoting social events and substantive summer associate trainings, as well as tracking and reviewing summer associate assignments and evaluations and assisting with offer decisions.
Lateral Attorney and Legal Professional Hiring
Collaborate with firm leadership, attorneys, and the Director of Legal Talent Acquisition to determine hiring needs and source candidates.
Review candidate resumes, coordinate interview schedules, and participate in interviews.
Manage relationships with search firms.
Support the Firm's strategic initiatives with respect to hiring, onboarding and integrating lateral attorneys and other legal professionals (e.g. patent agents and technical specialists).
Keep abreast of key market issues and trends. Track information and analyze competitive data, best practices and trends to make recommendations to adopt when appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree required; J.D. preferred.
Minimum of 4+ years of legal recruiting/talent management experience in a law firm or other professional services setting required; candidates without legal recruiting/talent management experience will be considered if they have a J.D. and at least 3 years of experience as a practicing lawyer at a large law firm.
Strong working knowledge of and familiarity with the Philadelphia legal market.
Sophisticated strategic and analytical thinking, drive, initiative, and problem-solving skills required.
Effective client service capabilities, with proven organizational skills and the ability to set priorities and multi-task while meeting multiple deadlines.
Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of personnel.
Previous people manager responsibilities strongly preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, as well as strong attention to detail and organization is required.
Proficiency in viRecruit platform strongly preferred.
About Troutman Pepper
The story of Troutman Pepper is the story of our clients — their needs, their satisfaction, and their successes. Both by nature and by design, we’ve made a higher commitment to client care our defining characteristic.
We seek to exceed expectations and drive client value through:
Innovation As A Service
Putting clients first — and empowering our attorneys and staff to innovate toward that end — has led to exciting advances. Like our proprietary e-discovery service, bespoke technology solutions, and market-leading client feedback program. We’re proud to be among BTI’s 2020 Client Magnets — the top 10% of firms recognized for pioneering approaches and anticipating client needs.
Serving our clients at the highest level means offering the right resources in the right places to meet business objectives. The 2020 merger of our predecessor firms expanded our geographic reach and deepened our bench in critical practice areas. We also have strengthened our focus on key sectors including energy, financial services, health sciences, private equity, and real estate. We meet our clients where they are — and where they want us to be.
An Inclusive Cult...ure
Our culture is central to our client care promise. From partners and associates to professionals and administrative staff, mutual respect, inclusiveness, and teamwork define our workplace. The best ideas arise when everyone has a seat at the table.
Clients know we live in their world and value what they value. We are committed to improving our communities and serving their legal needs. Individuals and groups firmwide contribute time and talent to a wide range of civic, cultural, charitable, educational, and professional organizations. Factor in the thousands of pro bono hours we devote to important cases and causes, and you will see a picture of a firm that understands the true meaning of community.