Attorney Recruiting Coordinator

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Job Summary
About Us

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden) has forged a reputation as one of the most prestigious law firms in the world by relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity to deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients’ legal issues.  By relying on innovation, intellect, teamwork and tenacity, our lawyers deliver the highest quality advice and novel solutions to our clients’ legal issues. We are recognized as a global powerhouse for complex transactions, litigation/controversy issues, and regulatory matters, as well as for the open, collaborative relationships we build with clients. Our attorneys, who reflect diverse backgrounds and perspectives, collaborate seamlessly across 50-plus practices and 21 offices in the world’s major financial centers.

The Opportunity

We are seeking an Attorney Recruiting Coordinator (mid-level) to join our Firm. This position will be based in our Palo Alto office (hybrid). This position works closely with the Attorney Recruiting Manager to provide support to the attorney recruiting function of the Palo Alto office by coordinating efforts related to law student, incoming and lateral attorney recruitment, and the summer associate program.


  • Provides coordination and support for all activities involved in law student hiring, campus outreach and the summer associate program. Includes registration process at assigned schools, applicant tracking, compiling information packets and schedules for on-campus interviewers, making travel arrangements and planning events and follow-up.
  • Liaise with New York and other offices to unify on-campus recruiting efforts and on-campus relations.
  • Coordinates call-back interview process, gathers and tracks information, conducts follow-up contact and correspondence.
  • Prepares Hiring Committee meeting materials.
  • Coordinates Summer Associate Program. Includes on-boarding, orientation, training, events, evaluations and feedback and offers.
  • Coordinates Skadden 1L Scholars Program which includes recruitment and administration.
  • Interfaces regularly with law school placement offices, legal recruiting professionals, and internal firm attorneys and leadership.
  • Assists with on-campus diversity initiatives that align with Firm and office DEI objectives.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Current knowledge of industry best practices, trends and techniques
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Ability to handle sensitive matters and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Ability to work well in a demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well independently as well as effectively within a team
  • Demonstrates close attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting, organizational, and planning skills
  • Knowledge of relevant firm computer software programs (e.g., Outlook, Zoom, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to learn new software and operating systems (e.g., LawCruit, WebEx, FloRecruit)
  • Ability to lift, bend, stoop, push, reach, twist, stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Flexibility to occasionally travel, adjust hours and work the hours necessary to meet operating and business needs (including evenings and weekends, as needed)

Bachelor’s degree
Minimum of three years’ progressively responsible administration experience, two of which were in a law firm or law school providing recruiting support

Salary Details
The starting base salary for this Palo Alto position is expected to be between $75,000 to $85,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on skills, experience (to the extent relevant) and other-job related factors, consistent with applicable law.

Culture & Life at Skadden
What makes Skadden special is our people and the culture, community and spirit of collaboration we have created. We believe in teamwork and inspiring each other to be our best in an atmosphere that promotes professionalism and excellence in all that we do. We know that inclusion, equity and drawing on the strength of a wide spectrum of diverse talent only make us better and is vital to the firm’s success. Our goal is for everyone at the firm to enjoy a challenging career with opportunities for development and growth and to support the well-being of our attorneys and professional staff.


The overall well-being of our team is important to us.  We offer generous benefits to help you achieve wellness in all areas of your life.
Competitive salaries and year-end discretionary bonuses.
Comprehensive health care (medical, dental, vision), savings plan/401(k) and voluntary benefits.
Generous paid time off.
Paid leave options, including parental.
In-classroom, remote, and on-demand learning and professional development opportunities.
Robust well-being classes and programs.
Opportunities to give back and make an impact in local communities.
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