Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. 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 Senior Manager of Attorney Recruitment, New York is an integral part of Latham’s Attorney Recruitment & Development team. This role will be responsible for creating and implementing the recruiting strategy for New York entry-level and lateral associate hiring as it relates to recruiting programs, outreach, retention, summer staffing, integration, diversity, and cultural objectives of the firm. This role will be located in our New York office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.
Other key responsibilities include:
Creating and implementing local recruiting strategy for entry-level and lateral hiring, ensuring to incorporate the goals and objectives from office leadership and local Recruiting Committee
Contributing to the development of and supporting the firm’s strategic initiatives in the New York office, related to attorney recruiting, hiring, development, integration, and recruiting programs
Developing and maintaining relationships with local committee members, Office Managing Partners, Local Department Chairs, Practice Group Chairs, staffing partners/counsel, the Director of Administration and the Global Recruiting Department as it relates to the attorney recruiting needs of the office
Meeting regularly with local Recruiting Committee, and working with office, department, and practice group leadership to address ongoing recruiting needs and issues including strategy, outreach, diversity, hiring programs, and other recruiting initiatives
Overseeing New York hiring programs and process, including the summer program, and outreach, aligning with office strategy; developing and maintaining a positive relationship with regional and key law schools, and identifying outreach opportunities that align with office goals
We’d love to hear from you if you:
Possess knowledge of legal employment issues
Exhibit well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm
Display excellent leadership skills (e.g., organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making) and ability to manage work of others to ensure compliance and accuracy
Participate actively in professional organizations, including the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), city groups and other appropriate legal associations
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in legal recruitment or professional services
A minimum of four (4) years of management experience in related field
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:
Healthcare, life and disability insurance
A generous 401k plan
At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
Professional Development programs
Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.
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Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.
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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.