Recruiting Coordinator

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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, a premier international law firm with over 1,600 attorneys and 20 offices in major financial centers worldwide, seeks an experienced Recruiting Coordinator for our Palo Alto office. The primary role of the Recruiting Coordinator is to coordinate the Palo Alto office’s legal recruitment efforts and offer professional development support. The Recruiting Coordinator plays a critical role for the office and for the firm in supporting attorney talent acquisition and its main focus will be on-campus recruiting at law schools, the Summer Program, judicial clerk, and lateral attorney recruiting.

The Recruiting Coordinator will report to the firmwide Chief Recruiting Officer and work closely with the Palo Alto Hiring Partner, Partner-in-Charge, and Hiring Committee, as well as the San Francisco Recruiting Manager, West Coast Professional Development Manager, and attorneys on the various committees.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and managing the office’s overall recruitment efforts, including summer, new, and lateral associate recruiting.
  • Playing an integral role in the Palo Alto office’s recruitment leadership and team.
  • Acting as a liaison to summer associates and also career services offices at select law schools.
  • Assisting in preparing and managing summer program budget and calendar of events and collaborate with summer coordinators and hiring partner on execution.
  • Coordinating and attend summer associate social events.
  • Arranging and coordinating the on-campus interview logistics for the office’s assigned schools and firmwide interview teams, including any hospitality suites, receptions, dinners, or on-campus recruiting-related events.
  • Assisting in reviewing and selecting summer, new and lateral candidates’ applications for consideration by Hiring Committee.
  • Directing all aspects of candidate visits and screening and callback interviews.
  • Coordinating offer process and organizing outreach and follow-up dinners and other events for lateral recruits and candidates from the office’s assigned schools.
  • Planning and facilitating annual academic events and activities, including diversity-focused events and events planned in conjunction with student groups, for the office’s assigned schools.
  • Working with legal search firms and agencies on lateral associate hiring.
  • Coordinating diversity recruiting efforts.
  • Preparing and tracking annual departmental budget and maintain proper recruiting records.
  • Coordinating orientation and integration for new and lateral associates.
  • Participating in Associates Committee, Diversity Committee and Women’s
  • Committee meetings and assist with programming, projects, and initiatives.
  • Providing support for local Professional Development programs, including training sessions and mentor events.
  • Attending the annual national Hiring Committee Spring Meeting.
  • Attending regional professional recruiting group meetings and events.



  • The ideal candidate must be able to take initiative and exhibit independent thinking and creativity skills.
  • The candidate should have the ability to work in a fast-paced and high volume environment.
  • The candidate should also be a team player and exhibit good judgment.



  • A Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of legal recruiting experience is preferred.
  • Experience with an applicant tracking software (preferably ViRecruit) is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.