The Legal Personnel Specialist will assist with various aspects of the Legal Personnel department with a focus on the Firm's onboarding and immigration processes for attorneys.
This position is located in our New York office and the schedule is Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision care, 401(k), and health club privileges.
Coordinating all aspects of the immigration process for attorneys in the New York office;
Working closely with immigration counsel to secure U.S. work authorization for incoming associates, current associates and foreign associate attorneys;
Coordinating the onboarding process for new hires, including the conflicts clearance process, review and verification of background checks and transcripts;
Acting as a point person for new hires prior to and upon their arrival;
Planning and coordinating various logistics for all new hire orientations;
Sharing the responsibility of leading one-off orientation sessions;
Working alongside the Legal Personnel Manager to oversee the Foreign Associate Program and secondments to clients;
Working closely with Managing Partners on caucus and Firm meeting materials;
Coordinating the monthly budget review and assisting in preparation of analysis for year-end budget;
Working closely with Legal Personnel Directors and Managers on various initiatives and programs addressing associate feedback, work life balance and retaining associates;
Completing various Firm surveys and questionnaires;
Conducting exit interviews; and
Performing other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree, at least 5 years of experience in Legal Personnel or applicable experience in a service industry firm;
Immigration experience a plus;
Ability to work and interact with attorneys at all levels;
Excellent organization and communication skills, in addition to superior judgment;
Proficiency in various computer applications including the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as the ability to learn proprietary databases within Firm;
Knowledge of viDesktop a plus;
Ability to work well under pressure and coordinate several activities at one time;
Ability to problem-solve and successfully meet deadlines;
Ability to deal discreetly with confidential information; and
Availability to work additional hours, as needed.
About Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP is one of the preeminent law firms in the world, with a long-established reputation for superior legal work. For nearly 200 years, our Firm has been building a tradition of excellence by handling the most challenging assignments for the most interesting clients.
Cravath has often been referred to as the quintessential United States law firm, and while our work is often international in nature, our roots have placed us alongside some of the most important events in the country's history.