Attorney Recruitment, Professional Legal Management
4 Year Degree
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DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results oriented people who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have exceptional problem solving skills.
This position is located in the New York office.
Relocation is available in accordance with the firm's policy.
If you are a highly talented Legal Recruiting Manager, we want to hear from you!
5 years' recruiting or equivalent experience in a large law firm, professional services or other similar environment
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong knowledge and professional relationship in the NYLRA, NALP and Bar Associations, and other organizations related to the legal industry
Marketing experience and prior law firm experience in marketing and business development
General knowledge and understanding of US Visa process and requirements
Experience with Applicant Tracking Systems
Proficient in MS Office
Ability to handle difficult situations professionally and tactfully
Ability to solve problems
Ability to multi-task and manage projects
Ability to treat confidential information in a professional manner
Thorough knowledge of NALP’s principles and standards
What will your day look like? You will be responsible for all aspects of legal recruiting (including summer associates, law clerks, fall associates, LLMs, staff attorney, economists, lateral hires) in coordination with Recruiting Director, Hiring Partner, OMP, Practice Group Leaders, and in concert with strategic growth plans for the Firm.
You will organize local information for firm-wide legal recruiting projects (i.e., online summer directory, annual NALP forms, firm wide summer event, AmLaw/Vault surveys) as directed by the Legal Recruiting Director. You will work only with search firms who have signed our fee agreement.
Pre-screen all resume submissions for OCI as well as unsolicited submissions throughout the year. You will be the initial and on-going point of contact for candidates. You will maintain job files and resumes according to legal recruiting procedures. Ensure data is entered into the Applicant Tracking System; completion of all firm forms and applications; oversee processing of conflicts and background reports, and completion of reference checks.
Actively and creatively source candidates through job postings, LinkedIn, networking, use of career services, search firms, and referrals.
You will draft correspondence related to legal hires, coordinate relocation, moving, bar exam, and other expenses/disbursements for candidates. Work closely with responsible partner regarding extension of offers, follow-up, and office set-up and integration upon arrival.
Arrange on-campus interviews, job fairs, resume submissions; interview packets, and maintain good working relationship with career service offices. You will take the lead on 6-10 law schools or job fairs.
Develop summer program, including budget, social and training calendar, assignment process, mentors, and readers. Collect and maintain work product and evaluations. Team with summer program chairs and local Hiring Partner to ensure success of each summer associate, and prepare materials for end of summer offer meeting.
Monitor market trends and work with Director to keep Firm management apprised of trends in compensation, bonus and training and development areas, and serve on Hiring Committee and other committees as appropriate. You will prepare reports for Hiring Committee, Legal Recruiting Director as required, and maintain statistical data on recruiting and retention efforts.
Approve local recruiting related expenses and disbursements and track expenses, and implement orientation and integration programs for incoming summer associates, fall associates and laterals.
Conduct exit meetings for departing summer associates. Maintain a general knowledge and understanding of employment standards and wage and hour laws.
To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website
We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.
Agency applications will not be considered.
Internal Number: 18001004
About DLA Piper
DLA Piper is one of the largest business law firms in the world and one of the most recognized law firm brands globally. In just eight years since our firm’s founding, we have established ourselves as an innovative and entrepreneurial firm that is deeply committed to our global core values of people, clients and community. In fact, it is the individual members of the DLA Piper team—the combination of talented lawyers and business professionals working together—that define our success and drive our growth.
DLA Piper provides its employees with highly competitive salaries and benefits, including eligibility for year-end bonuses, profit sharing eligibility, a generous paid-time-off policy and a 401k plan. Employees are recognized and rewarded for their achievements through annual performance evaluations and salary reviews. The firm encourages ongoing personal development and supports a healthy work/life balance.
Qualified applicants are invited to apply by visiting the Careers section of our website, completing the online application and submitting a cover letter to include salary history.
DLA Piper Careers
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Agency applications will not be considered.