Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent innovative companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 1,000 attorneys in 16 offices: 11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.
The Attorney Recruiting Department is seeking a Recruiter to join our IP Recruiting team in any of our domestic offices. This is an excellent opportunity for a bright, friendly, detail-oriented person who is able to prioritize multiple projects in a dynamic environment. You will work closely on all facets of recruiting with a particular emphasis on recruiting Intellectual Property professionals, including lateral attorneys and patent agents, at a firmwide level (US, Asia, and European offices). We seek candidates who will work collaboratively with a team, while also handling individual responsibilities and adapting to rapidly changing priorities.
Work closely with our marketing and professional development teams to plan, coordinate and lead recruiting events and create marketing materials.
Administering our PALS program, which provides tuition assistance to patent agents who are in law school.
Maintaining regular communication with candidates, search firm, and hiring partners.
Tracking candidates, scheduling interviews and drafting offer letters.
Sourcing patent agent candidates, providing back-up for law school recruiting, creating hiring call agendas and special projects.
Build strategic relationships with, search firms, graduate school student groups and other educational institutions (including hosting and coordinating events in the office and on-campus) to advance the Firm’s recruiting strategies.
Collaborate with administrative departments on onboarding and integrating new hires, including coordinating new associate mentors and integration activities for IP associate and patent agent hires.
Maintain recruiting records and generate recruiting and Workday reports.
Train and mentor junior team members.
Desired Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree is required.
A minimum of three years of professional recruiting experience in a law firm or professional services is strongly preferred.
Knowledge of the attorney recruiting process and legal employment issues.
Ability to set priorities, work independently and handle a variety of duties effectively under time constraints.
Ability to understand unconscious bias and its effect on recruiting and hiring.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with all levels of firm personnel as well as external clients, including search firms and vendors.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Superior analytical, attention to detail, planning and organizational skills.
Highly motivated and creative with ability to make sound business decisions.
Ability to develop and analyze reports and projections regarding market trends in diversity, legal recruiting and retention.
Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.
Proficient with MS Office and applicant tracking systems, preferably Workday.
We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Wilson Sonsini is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, we require all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a documented underlying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents such vaccination. Offer of employment will be conditioned upon applicants presenting proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or obtaining an exemption on medical or religious grounds.
New locations. New business ventures. New career opportunities. Working at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is a challenging and rewarding experience. Our firm is recognized as the leader in providing legal and business advice to technology and growth companies at all stages of development. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional growth and exploration.