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Lateral Recruiting Manager

  • Location: New York, New York
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #565

Lateral Recruiting Manager

ORGANIZATION: International Law Firm


BENEFITS: Competitive base salary up to 180K, 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 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
  • Maintain statistics and preparation of related analysis on lateral hiring 
  • 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
  • Handle and plan Associate events calendar
  • Work to strengthen alumni relationships
  • Organize the Visiting Attorney Program, including coordinating immigration requirements (e.g. visas)
  • Manage compensation analysis for lateral hiring
  • Oversee lateral resume submissions
  • Implement lateral onboarding process
  • 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, lateral hiring, and professional development
  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Prior visa/immigration experience preferred
  • Proficient in viDesktop, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and comfortable working in web-based databases/software
  • Vi Global Suite preferred
  • 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