K&L Gates LLP has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced recruiting professional to join our Firmwide legal recruiting team as a Regional Manager of Legal Recruiting. Under the direction of the Firmwide Director of Legal Recruiting, this position will be resident in one of our four California offices and will have responsibility for managing all aspects of law student, entry level, lateral associate and lateral partner recruitment, onboarding, orientation, and integration for the Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, and San Francisco offices. In addition to local office responsibilities, this position will also collaborate with other recruiting, development, D&I, and talent management professionals Firmwide on various team initiatives and projects.
Key areas of responsibilities include:
Manage full-cycle recruitment process for law students, summer associates and lateral associates, including:
Work closely with office and practice area leaders, develop and execute strategies for lateral candidate sourcing.
Serve as the firm’s relationship manager with key market contacts, including search firms, in Los Angeles, Orange County, Palo Alto, and San Francisco. Continually source and develop these relationships to ensure meaningful engagement and dialogue that is differentiated from our competitors.
Develop and execute strategies for law student engagement at key feeder schools.
Track and manage candidates from application/ resume screening stage through in-office interviews; manage and track all interview feedback; facilitate the meetings where offer decisions are made; follow up with candidates regarding final status.
End-to-end support and execution of Summer Associate programs, supporting the Summer Associates’ engagement and transition throughout the process.
Manage and execute onboarding, orientation, and integration programs for lawyer hires.
Other responsibilities, including:
Supervising, managing, mentoring, training, and evaluating one coordinator located in Washington, DC. Foster a positive working environment and structure for the legal recruiting department that promotes productivity, responsiveness, local and cross-office teamwork, high staff morale, and professional excellence.
Collaborate with the Legal Recruiting Managers across the firm to plan strategically and identify ways to improve processes and procedures
Monitor local markets and staying informed with current market trends and law firm news
Provide strategic advice on hiring to offices when necessary
Assist with local interview training for lawyers
Prepare and monitor recruitment budget
Actively participate in talent acquisition and other general networking opportunities, including speaking and writing articles for industry seminars and publications
Bachelor's degree required; 5+ years recruiting experience in a large law firm or professional services industry
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good judgment, proven leadership capabilities, a professional and friendly demeanor, a commitment to confidentiality, and strong professional and ethical standards;
Highly motivated, creative problem solver, flexible, results-oriented and possess the ability to work independently under pressure with demanding deadlines;
Ability to work well with all levels of firm personnel and establish effective working relationships throughout the firm;
Proven ability to persuade and influence professionals to try new approaches and drive progress;
Demonstrated success in managing and delivering programs and executing tasks associated with large projects and functions;
Strong work ethic combined with the qualities of being smart, a quick study, and a desire to work in an intellectually challenging and team-oriented culture;
Strong organizational, administrative and word processing skills;
Ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule that will frequently require travel among the four offices in California, extended hours and periodic weekend work;
Proficiency with applicant data tracking software, preferably PeopleSoft Recruit Workforce.
About K&L Gates
K&L Gates LLP delivers legal services on an integrated and global basis, with over 2,000 lawyers located in 47 cities on five continents. We represent a broad array of leading global corporations in every major industry, capital markets participants, and ambitious middle-market and emerging growth companies. We also serve public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations, and individuals. Our lawyers counsel clients on their most sophisticated legal challenges in all areas of corporate and regulatory law as well as litigation.
We are leaders in legal issues relating to industries critical to the economies of both the developed and developing worlds—technology, manufacturing, energy, transportation, telecommunications, financial services, and life sciences, among others.