Lateral Legal Recruiting Specialist

For the New York Office of a Prestigious International Law Firm

Responsibilities include:

  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with senior partners within practice areas regarding lateral needs; provide strategic direction for lateral hiring programs and facilitate executing them;
  • Act as primary contact for lateral candidates and headhunters; source candidates and review candidate materials; schedule interviews and meet candidates; collect and distribute interview feedback; accurately track all candidates;
  • Prepare new-hire paperwork; coordinate new-hire orientation and onboarding; collaborate with the Attorney Engagement team on lateral attorney integration;
  • Collaborate in the lateral attorney offer and hiring process, including preparing and overseeing the correspondence of offer letters, conducting due diligence, facilitating attorney registration, and identifying liability issues;
  • Work with attorneys and assist local and firm management in the negotiation of lateral hire compensation, utilizing market trends and conditions that may affect compensation, bonuses, raises, and benefits;
  • Ensure the regular maintenance of, and contribution to, attorney applicant databases for purposes of lateral applicant tracking, NALP reporting, and reference checking; develop and analyze relevant reports and projections.


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