The Senior Legal Recruiting Manager will work under the supervision of the Director of Legal Recruiting and will have primary responsibility for the recruitment of members (partners) and associates firmwide. He or she will manage a recruiting team, overseeing member, lateral associate, and entry-level associate recruiting. The position is part of the firm’s Legal Recruiting Department and therefore will also be involved in firm wide legal recruiting activities and initiatives to support attorneys throughout the firm.
Act as one of the primary representatives of the firm to the legal community, for the purpose of enhancing the visibility and reputation of the firm and to help attract the best possible legal talent.
Contribute to the development and implementation of lateral attorney recruiting priorities and strategies, working closely with the Director of Legal Recruiting, division and section heads, office managing partners, and other senior leaders at the firm to pursue those priorities and strategies.
Understand all of the firm’s practice areas and assist with strategic thinking to enhance those practices.
Supervise lateral associate and entry-level attorney recruiting hiring: engage in strategic planning of recruiting programs, oversee hiring process, prepare reports on outcome, and analyze results.
Manage firm-wide member recruiting function in collaboration with Director of Legal Recruiting: Identify and source candidates, oversee interview and selection process, review economics and analyze strategic fit with firm priorities, oversee diligence process, draft proposals in support of hiring member candidates, oversee correspondence with candidates and recruiters, including response and engagement letters.
Work with section management, business development and HR to facilitate onboarding of lateral attorneys in order to ensure that their practice is quickly and effectively integrated into the firm.
Formulate, administer, and maintain recruiting policies, operational procedures, and practices consistent with the objectives of the firm, including in particular the firm’s diversity goals.
Cultivate and manage relationships with search firms, including negotiating and administering fee agreements, resolving contract disputes, and assessing results to ensure effective ongoing relationships.
Monitor trends in the market and in legal recruitment to make informed recommendations to improve and enhance practices so that the firm remains competitive in the marketplace.
Collaborate with firm’s marketing team to create branded marketing and public relations materials for candidates.
Establish and maintain tools for measuring and analyzing success of recruitment efforts within and across practice groups and offices.
Actively participate in legal recruiting and general networking opportunities including speaking and writing articles for industry seminars and publications.
Manage annual budget for firm wide attorney recruiting activities and operations.
Supervise, manage, mentor, train, and evaluate recruiting staff. Foster a positive working environment and structure for the recruiting department that promotes productivity, responsiveness, local and cross-office teamwork, high staff morale, and professional excellence.
Bachelor's degree required.
5-7 years professional services recruiting experience required; experience recruiting attorneys at all levels in a law firm environment strongly preferred.
Proven leadership skills, sound judgment, ability to motivate and positively influence others, facilitate teamwork and collaboration.
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and administrative skills.
Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.
Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability and logical thought process.
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands efficiently and meet various deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills – enthusiastic, proactive, positive attitude – and the ability to gain the respect, trust and confidence of the firm’s members, associates and staff. Ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.
Outstanding sense of customer service.
Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.
Must be self-motivated to produce quality work.
High level of integrity and honesty.
Ability to travel regularly to the firm’s U.S. offices.
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint as well as legal recruiting software (viRecruit). Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.
About Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service law firm employing approximately 450 attorneys worldwide. Headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston’s Financial District, the firm also has offices in London, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Stamford, and Washington, DC, and a liaison office in Israel.
Mintz Levin was founded in... 1933 by Haskell Cohn and Benjamin Levin. The firm’s current Managing Member is Robert I. Bodian. Major practice areas include Bankruptcy, Corporate & Securities, Employment, Environmental Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Public Finance, and Real Estate.