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Director of Lateral Partner Recruiting : New York, NY

The Director of Lateral Partner Recruitment – Americas, will work closely with the Firm leadership team to strategically formulate and deliver lateral recruitment efforts to address needs with the most appropriate resources.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

    • Develops a strong and comprehensive understanding of the Firm’s practices, brand, markets, global strategy, and lateral-hiring objectives
    • Identifies individual and group candidates who will advance the Firm’s lateral-hiring strategy
    • Participates in initial meetings with candidates; be able to assess the candidate while describing the opportunity and the Firm’s strategy effectively and persuasively
    • Develops, maintains, and manages relationships with recruitment firms; negotiates fee proposals and service agreements
    • Works closely with the sponsoring partner to select appropriate interviewers for each candidate and draft talking points for interviewers
    • Supervises the arrangement of interviews, circulation of materials, briefing of interviewers, and collection of interview feedback
    • Works closely with the HR/ADR team in each office to ensure the smooth running of all interviews.
    • Assists sponsoring partner with the preparation of materials and offer packages for review by the Management Committee
    • Works closely with the Firm’s conflicts lawyers and sponsoring partners to assess potential client conflict issues
    • Works closely with the Firm’s due diligence providers and identify potential problems for further analysis and consideration by Firm management
    • Works with sponsors and Firm management to ensure effective execution of integration plan for each hire
    • Works closely with the business development team to prepare a press release and website bio for the candidate; participate in press outreach; coordinate candidate’s arrival with BD team
    • Provides regular reports to Firm management on (1) the lateral recruiting budget; (2) the performance of lateral hires; (3) market trends and activity; and (4) the candidate pipeline
    • May perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education/Training/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required; JD or MBA is preferred.

Technical Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel)

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional recruitment experience in a client-service environment, including significant involvement with partner-level hiring
  • Prior experience on both the law firm side and the agency side is preferred

Performance Traits:

  • Ability to understand the Firm’s strategy, strengths, and objectives, and to identify candidates who will best serve those objectives
  • Understanding of the markets in which the Firm operates; familiarity with the offerings of competing firms
  • Ability to develop operational plans based on business objectives
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish credible relationships with recruiters, candidates and at all levels within the Firm
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment
  • Demonstrated problem-resolution and follow-through skills
  • Effective team player
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain professionalism and strict confidentiality

Minimum years of experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional recruitment experience in a client-service environment, including significant involvement with partner-level hiring
  • Prior experience on both the law firm side and the agency side is preferred