Job Posting: Senior Manager of Lateral Partner Recruitment (Palo Alto)

Senior Manager of Lateral Partner Recruitment

 Practice Management 

 Job #S20191024B – Palo Alto, California 

Under the direction of the Director of Lateral Partner Acquisition, and in close collaboration with the Practice Group Chairs, the Lateral Partner Acquisition Manager is responsible for recruiting lateral partners primarily into the Bay Area offices consistent with the firm’s growth targets. This position will work with the Lateral Partner Acquisition Coordinator, Manager of Growth & Competition Analytics and other sources of information to conduct market research and obtain competitive intelligence.  This position will develop relationships with head-hunters, counterparts in other firms and industries, trade groups and others, frequently communicating hiring priorities to identify desirable candidates. 

Essential Functions:

Required Skills:
Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to "cold call" partners, excellent customer service skills, excellent research skills, knowledge of the legal profession and law firm structures. Ability to work with Excel and Outlook. Ability to organize and manage multiple processes and tasks with competing priorities; ability to multi-task with continued attention to detail; ability to drive processes and tasks to completion and to meet deadlines.  Ability to work well under pressure. Strong problem-solving skills. Proven ability to exercise discretion with confidential communications.

Education & Experience:
Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent and a minimum of five years of experience in attorney recruiting, attorney professional development, or relevant field, including working collaboratively in a multi-office law firm. Law Degree (J.D.) or MBA preferred. Experience overseeing attorney recruiting programs, lateral partner or associate recruiting, and new attorney pre-arrival and integration activities required. Experience developing policies related to above areas of responsibility. Experience recruiting for multiple and different legal markets is helpful.  Experience in a search firm is beneficial. Sales experience highly desired.

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