In conjunction with the Director of Recruiting, the Legal Recruiting Manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the legal recruiting department. The Legal Recruiting Manager is responsible for overseeing on-campus interviewing, design and implementation of the firm’s summer program, contributing to lateral hiring and managing outside recruitment agencies. The manager works with the Director and the Chairs of the firm’s recruiting committee and other firm leaders to develop strategies for sourcing, attracting, and hiring highly-talented and diverse attorneys. A key function of the manager’s duties is to document and streamline workflow and recruiting policies.
Work closely with Director to manage all aspects of law student recruiting efforts, including on-campus interviews, callbacks and offers.
Manage all administrative aspects involved in on-campus and entry level recruiting, including registering for on-campus interviewing programs, job fairs and student outreach events. Maintain a calendar of events.
Work closely with Director to implement all aspects of the Summer Associate Program, including planning and attending summer associate events, managing work assignments and the review process.
Build strategic relationships with Career Services professionals, law student groups and affinity groups to advance the Firm’s recruiting strategies.
Manage the lateral recruiting as assigned by Director, including meeting with partners to determine staffing needs and recruiting talent both directly through existing relationships in the market and through relationships with external legal recruiters and headhunters.
Coordinate with Diversity and Inclusion on the 1L program and diversity hiring strategies and initiatives.
Initiate, manage and regularly report on process improvement initiatives aimed towards streamlining and enhancing department procedures and policies.
Assist the department in identifying and implementing an enhanced applicant tracking and recruiting management system.
Oversee the maintenance of files for all open positions and all active candidates and prospects.
Oversee the preparation of offer packages and ensure appropriate handoff to Attorney Development for onboarding.
Create and deliver recruiting data and information for committee and firm use.
Spearhead initiatives to centralize recruiting related data and develop efficient ways to respond to data and information requests.
Work closely with senior leaders, committee chairs and attorneys in the firm.
Manage the legal recruiting team members to ensure seamless operation of the department.
Performs other projects and tasks as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred.
A minimum of four years of management level recruiting experience in a law firm or professional services and prior supervisory experience is strongly preferred.
Ability to work effectively with all levels of management.
Ability to break down situations that seems complex into easily digestible solutions.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of legal employment issues.
Ability to understand unconscious bias and its effect on recruiting and hiring.
Strong organizational skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively and handle multiple deadlines.
Ability to set priorities, work independently and handle a variety of duties effectively under time constraints.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.
Resourceful, ability to find creative solutions and avenues to fulfill the firm’s recruiting needs.
Highly proactive and responsive.
Proficiency in using social media platforms to promote the firm’s recruiting efforts.
Ability to develop and analyze reports and projections regarding market trends in diversity, legal recruiting and retention.
Ability to quickly and comfortably understand workflow and can document and improve it efficiently.
Microsoft Office – Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook
Workday – HRIS
About Munger, Tolles, & Olson LLP
For more than 55 years, Munger, Tolles & Olson attorneys have been partnering with clients on their most important and complex cases and deals.
With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., we maintain a national and international practice. Our principal areas of practice include litigation, corporate, labor and employment, environmental, real estate, financial restructuring and tax.
Munger Tolles has purposefully maintained a low-leverage environment and eschewed the high-leverage model adopted by many firms. We believe our one-to-one overall partner-to-associate ratio instills a work ethic that results in a cost-effective approach for our clients. In every representation, our 200 lawyers are expected to make a difference in developing and implementing strategies to obtain the best results for the client.
In a survey conducted by The American Lawyer, clients said they called on Munger Tolles in “precedent-setting cases that require a creative mind.” Where resources are needed, the survey noted that we are able to deploy an “army of trial lawyers capable of waging war.”
We are involved in some of the most high-profile legal cases in the country and co...unt among our clients Bank of America, Transocean, Edison International, Verizon, Rambus, Oaktree Capital Management, KB Home, LG Display, Yucaipa Cos. and Berkshire Hathaway. Descriptions of these and other representations can be found on our Practice and Industries pages.
In order to provide excellent service, we strive to hire only the most qualified and creative lawyers. We believe that clerkships provide valuable experience. In this regard, about 80 percent of our attorneys served as law clerks to federal or state judges. Sixteen attorneys were clerks to U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Beyond clerkships, our attorneys also have experiences that bring an additional dimension to our client service. Many of our litigators honed their courtroom skills while serving as assistant U.S. attorneys and a number of our lawyers have advanced degrees in relevant subject matter areas, including physics, engineering and medicine. We are proud to count among our lawyers one of the top 18 trial lawyers in the country as identified by Chambers USA, as well as one of the Daily Journal’s “Ten Top Lawyers of the Decade.”
Munger Tolles has been consistently ranked on The American Lawyer’s A-List since its inception in 2004, including seven years in the top spot. This annual ranking of the nation’s elite law firms ranks on the basis of financial strength, diversity, pro bono work and attorney satisfaction. We believe our core values and one-to-one approach are responsible for our success in these four areas, as well as in delivering consistent results to our clients.