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Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #215

POSITION: Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager

ORGANIZATION: International Law Firm 


HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 6:00PM

BENEFITS: Competitive base salary to $150K, bonus structure, Medical and Dental Coverage; Paid Time Off; great 401K match; desirable location in Manhattan, rated top law firm to work for, onsite cafeteria, excellent firm culture and perks, plus more!

SUMMARY: The Lateral Attorney Recruiting Manager will develop tools and processes to successfully recruit lateral candidates. The ideal candidate will have experience recruiting at a top AmLaw firm.


  • Develop hiring strategy and plans, in collaboration with senior management

  • Coordinate search implementation and approval of hires, including coordination of specific candidate terms

  • Full-cycle recruiting – from interview coordination to extension of an offer

  • Analysis of market data, as it relates to the legal field and recruitment

  • Maintain relationships with search agencies and other consultants

  • Manage implementation and knowledge base of lateral policies and procedures

  • Manage compensation analysis for lateral hiring

  • Implement lateral onboarding process 

  • Supervise Legal Recruiting staff in the lateral hiring process

  • Handle candidate communications

  • Coordinate recruiting strategy across multiple firm offices

  • Share resources, contacts and best practices with Recruiting and HR teams

  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet departmental needs


  • 4+ years of experience in legal recruiting and lateral hiring

  • AmLaw experience preferred

  • Proficient in viDesktop, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and comfortable working in web-based databases/software

  • Strong oral and written communication skills 

  • Able to build professional relationships and to work with individuals at all seniority levels

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to balance short and long term priorities and goals

  • Team-oriented and willing to work on other projects as needed