• Full Time
  • New York

Website Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP


Office:  New York
Department:  Attorney Recruiting & Development
Reports to:  Director of Attorney Recruiting and Firmwide Hiring Partner
Status:  Exempt
Hours:   Core Hours:  9:30 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday – Friday, unless otherwise approved; additional hours as required to fulfill job requirements


GENERAL SUMMARY:  Under the general supervision and direction of the Director of Attorney Recruiting, and Firmwide Hiring Partner, and following prescribed department, office and firm procedures, the Attorney Recruiting & Development Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the New York office’s attorney recruiting and development functions including lateral attorney and Summer Associate hiring, overseeing the annual Summer Associate program, collaborating with the Human Resources department on attorney new hire orientations, participating in Hiring Committee meetings, implementing firm training programs, and supervising assigned department staff.  The Attorney Recruiting & Development Manager is expected to serve as a positive role model and mentor, and to perform all responsibilities with a commitment to providing superior service to the firm’s attorneys, advisors and staff, efficient and effective departmental operations, and an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement.  Above all, the Attorney Recruiting & Development Manager must fulfill the needs of the firm in a manner which is consistent with the Firm’s Core Values.


  • Manage all aspects of the lateral attorney recruitment program, ensuring appropriate communication and coordination with candidates, firm attorneys, administrative management, and any third-party recruiters.
  • Meet with Practice Managers and/or their designees to determine hiring requirements for lateral attorney openings.  Secure approval of openings from the Firmwide Hiring Partner.
  • Establish, maintain and build relationships with third-party recruiters and execute standard search firm agreements.
  • Prepare attorney position postings for the firm’s external website.
  • Conduct due-diligence with attorney candidates (e.g., references, bar admission verifications, conflicts checks, etc.).
  • Prepare attorney position postings for the firm’s external website.
  • Oversee the student on-campus interviewing program.
  • Participate in office Hiring Committee meetings and hiring recommendations.
  • Establish, maintain and build relationships with top-tier law schools.
  • Prepare offer letters and relevant materials.
  • Plan, organize and administer the Summer Associate program.  Duties include participating in all events, organizing the New York office Summer Associate orientation, planning training programs, tracking expenses, coordinating Summer Associate reviews, assisting as needed in the work assignment process, and other tasks related to the execution of the summer program.
  • Participate in and/or liaise with the New York Associates Committee and Inclusion Council, as well as the Firm Resource Groups and support the administration of initiatives and projects as they relate to recruiting.
  • Prepare relevant reports and presentations.
  • Prepare and monitor office recruiting and retention statistics.
  • Coordinate attorney arrivals/departures with the Human Resources department.
  • Participate in new hire orientation for all incoming attorneys.
  • Oversee implementation of firmwide training programs for New York attorneys.
  • Provide guidance regarding state bar dues, bar admissions and continuing education requirements for New York attorneys.
  • Serve as a resource for the New York attorneys regarding external training opportunities and available coaching resources.
  • Participate in scheduled Attorney Recruiting & Development conference calls and meetings.
  • Develop and maintain departmental budget in consultation with Firmwide Hiring Partner, Director of Attorney Recruiting, and Director of Attorney Development.
  • Supervise assigned department employees.


  • Ability to read, write and speak English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Experience in working with attorney recruiting databases required.
  • Strong service orientation and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers; attorneys; office, firm and practice management; and outside business partners
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under pressure
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with specific deadlines and adjust to changing priorities in a professional manner
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to use initiative and judgment to accomplish results
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Ability to delegate and manage resources effectively
  • Ability to read, comprehend and follow instructions
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to use critique of work to improve performance
  • Commitment to the office and firm
  • Commitment to professional growth and development


  • Bachelor’s degree required
    Minimum of seven years’ experience in legal recruiting in a law firm required, with at least three years in a managerial role desired


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