US Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager

For the New York, Chicago, D.C. or Boston Office of a Prestigious Global Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with Firm-wide Director and Partners to devise lateral associate hiring strategy and initiatives;
  • Work closely with the local office recruiting managers to assist with the development and implementation of a strategy around the Firm’s lateral hiring capabilities;
  • Take ownership of implementing key lateral recruiting programs and strategic initiatives; conduct market research and competitive intelligence;
  • Manage the relationship with search firms, including negotiating contract terms and ensuring that fee rates remain competitive;
  • Interface with lateral partner hiring team and other internal teams to develop and consult best practices on market intelligence and talent;
  • Utilize alumni connections and develop intelligence internally to understand the talent marketplace and maximize recruiting results; act as an internal resource by proactively identifying target recruits.

Qualifications include:

  • 5+ years of recruiting experience in a search or law firm; bachelor’s degree required and a JD preferred;
  • In-depth knowledge on various practice areas and the lateral associate marketplace;
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with people at all levels;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Ability to maintain strong discretion and confidentiality when making decisions.


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