NorCal Recruiting Manager

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is actively seeking a NorCal Recruiting Manager based in our San Francisco or Silicon Valley office. This position will oversee all lateral associate recruiting and manage law school recruiting and summer associate programs for our Northern California offices. In conjunction with the Senior Director of Firmwide Attorney Recruiting, Director of Associate Recruiting, Practice Section Leaders, Office Hiring Chairs and Office Managing Partners, he or she will develop and manage a proactive recruiting strategy to recruit top-tier talent. This position will report directly to the Senior Director of Firmwide Attorney Recruiting and collaborate with the firmwide recruiting team.


Maintain Pillsbury Recruiting Policies and Procedures on the West Coast to achieve firmwide goals

Collaborate with the Senior Director of Firmwide Recruiting and Practice Section Leaders to develop and implement a proactive lateral recruiting strategy

Develop and maintain strong working relationships with legal search firms to promote Pillsbury

Oversee, with local support, all aspects of lateral hiring and on-boarding for the Northern California offices

In conjunction with the Firmwide Recruiting team develop and manage relationships with law school career services to promote Pillsbury’s summer associate hiring

Plan, oversee and attend summer associate and fall recruiting programs for San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Sacramento offices

Regularly communicate with summer associates and fall associates to share Firm news and further develop professional relationships

Oversee onboarding, orientation, and integration for all lateral and new hires

Education, Experience and Skills:

BA/BS degree with a minimum of 6 years of experience in professional legal recruitment or career development within a law firm

Extensive experience in full-cycle recruiting, specifically managing all aspects of the attorney recruitment process, strategy development, and onboarding and integration.

Expert understanding of Recruiting Best Practices

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to exercise professional judgement, and ability to work effectively on the Firmwide Recruiting Team

Ability to work independently and with integrity in alignment with Pillsbury’s culture

Excellent presentation, writing, and verbal communication skills

Excellent organization skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Outstanding relationship-building skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with all attorneys and staff across the Firm

Experience managing candidates in an applicant tracking system


Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are interested, please email your resume to Kendall Lowery, Sr Director of Attorney Recruiting, at