Seyfarth Shaw has an exciting opportunity for an experienced recruiting professional to help implement the recruiting strategy for the Firm, as part of a broader investment the Firm is making in its recruiting, professional development and talent management functions. Seyfarth Shaw has more than 900 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney and serves as a national platform and an international gateway to serve the changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits.
The Legal Recruiting Manager will oversee recruiting and hiring for all lateral attorneys in Chicago and Houston and work directly with the Recruiting Team, Department Chairs, Office Managing Partners and Hiring Partners This includes actively and creatively using a wide variety of methods to source attorney candidates, including job postings, internal referral program, websites, networks, diversity organizations, career services offices, and search firms. This position will manage candidate resume screening, interviewing, and offer process. The manager will facilitate the due diligence process, including review of lateral partner questionnaire, conflicts review, reference checks, background checks and presentation of partner candidates to Firm Management. Additional responsibilities include fostering relationships with local law schools and managing our Summer Fellow Program with the Senior Recruiting Coordinator for the assigned offices. This role will collaborate with the recruiting team, talent development team, diversity action team, office administrators and other administrative departments to further firm-wide initiatives and promote best practices. There will also be opportunities for developing marketing materials, website content, and legal recruiting budget.
Possess excellent analytical and creative problem solving skills, an ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple and shifting priorities, and the ability to communicate effectively with others. Flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs is required.
Be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of responsibility, and will be proactive and a self-starter.
Have the ability to analyze recruiting trends and implement strategies to best directly source lateral candidates.
Be comfortable overseeing the interview process, communications and databases.
Have demonstrated leadership ability that promotes an environment of collaboration, teamwork and a culture of high performance.
viRecruit, WorkDay, or other applicant tracking system experience is preferred.
Have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of law firm recruiting experience, including the demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of high-volume legal recruiting programs, including lateral attorney sourcing and hiring; law student on-campus recruiting; and the summer associate program and event planning.
Share and demonstrate Seyfarth Shaw’s core values of teamwork, client service, innovation, excellence and commitment.
Internal Number: 180166
About Seyfarth Shaw LLP
At Seyfarth Shaw LLP, we are leading the way to deliver legal services more effectively, more efficiently, more transparently. With more than 850 attorneys in the U.S., London, Shanghai, Melbourne and Sydney, we offer a national platform and an international gateway to serve your changing business and legal needs in litigation, employment, corporate, real estate and employee benefits. Recently, BTI Consulting Group recognized Seyfarth as one of the nation’s best law firms for client service in its 2014 BTI Client Service A-Team Report, which ranks firms based only on client feedback that serve the Fortune 1000. Corporate counsel said Seyfarth “excels” in “Unprompted Communication” and “Anticipating the Needs of Clients” - key tenets of our SeyfarthLean client service model - where the firm ranked “Best of the Best.” Seyfarth also earned a spot on the Financial Times FT US Innovative Lawyers 2013 index. The recognition reflects the ongoing efforts of the firm to lead the way in integrating legal excellence with innovative client solutions that drive value.*Our London office operates as Seyfarth Shaw (UK) LLP, an affiliate of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Our Australian practice operates as Sey...farth Shaw Australia, an Australian multidisciplinary partnership affiliated with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. For more information please visit www.seyfarth.com.