• Full Time
  • New York

Website A&O Shearman


A&O Shearman is a new global industry-leading law firm, with 47 offices in 29 countries worldwide. Our fluency in English law, US law, and the laws of the world’s most dynamic markets, enables us to provide unmatched insight and seamless delivery to clients. We work on challenging and important deals and disputes that have the potential to shape the future.

We offer exceptional opportunities for our people; opportunities to work for the world’s leading businesses; to transform the status quo, and to deliver your best work, helping you and your career to thrive, while delivering unparalleled outcomes for our clients.

Whether you're helping clients solve complex challenges, transforming the ways we manage our business, or ensuring the smooth-running of our operations, this is an environment where you can belong and excel. We provide first-rate training and development, we are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we provide support and ways of working that help you optimize your wellbeing.

What truly defines a career with us? We recruit the best and ask for the best of you. And together, we will redefine success.

Department purpose and structure

The HR team at A&O provides a first-class service to the business, offering strategic HR business advice at the business partner level and quality support services in the full range of HR functions through specialist teams such as, learning & development, recruiting, reward, employee relations advice, diversity and inclusion, payroll, systems and HR administration.

Role purpose

The Assistant, Recruitment Administration provides critical support to the larger U.S. Recruitment team, which includes our lateral (partner, counsel, associate, and staff recruitment) and law student recruitment team for the Firm’s U.S. offices.

Key relationships

  • US and Global HR teams
  • Risk & Legal team
  • Associates, Counsel, Partners, and various members of the Business Teams


Role and responsibilities


  • Update and maintain spreadsheets and recruitment systems
  • Maintain candidate records
  • Coordinate the scheduling and calendaring of interviews for all U.S. candidates
  • Organize in-person meetings and interviews by collaborating with Front of House and Audio Visual teams to ensure proper conference room arrangements
  • Draft and prepare candidate schedules, biography documents, and offer letters
  • Collect, compile, and distribute feedback following interviews
  • Prepare on-campus interview schedules and enter all candidate data into applicant tracking system

On-boarding & Induction

  • Facilitate the sharing and processing of new hire documentation including background and conflicts checks
  • Draft orientation schedule, which may include professional photographs, core training programs, etc.
  • Prepare onboarding documents, such as payroll packets, contact sheet, benefits information, etc.
  • In preparation for arrival, coordinate with the responsible teams to ensure new joiners have received all relevant materials, including IT equipment, and that firm accounts have been established

General Administration and Other

  • Engage with third party vendors such as the background check provider, external recruitment agencies, etc.
  • Maintain a library of recruitment and onboarding related documents
  • Draft bespoke documents and templates
  • Assist with special projects as needed
  • Additional responsibilities as directed

This individual will report directly to the Senior Manager, U.S. Lateral Recruitment and will work closely with other members of the US HR team. This role can sit in our New York, Washington, D.C., Texas, or California office(s).


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others
  • Exceptional organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong judgment and ability to respect, protect, and maintain highly confidential information
  • Flexibility to work overtime as necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one year of relevant work experience
  • Interest in the U.S. legal market and recruitment field

Additional Information:

For individuals assigned to or hired for this opportunity in New York, the estimated annualized base salary range for this position is $60,000 - $70,000. The actual base salary offered will depend on the overall qualifications of the individual applicant for the position and other job-related factors permitted by law.

Equal Employment Opportunity
A&O Shearman is an equal opportunity employer.  Every individual has the right to work in a professional environment that promotes equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination and harassment.  It is A&O Shearman’s policy to ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals, without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status or alienage, disability, pregnancy or related medical issue, military or qualified veteran status, familial status, marital status, partnership status, sexual orientation, gender, including gender identity, gender expression or transition status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking and/or sex offenses, sexual and reproductive health decisions, unemployment status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state and local laws.  This policy applies to all aspects of an individual’s relationship with A&O Shearman, including, without limitation, recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, compensation, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

If you are vision-impaired or have another disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law and wish to discuss accommodations related to applying for employment at A&O Shearman, please contact US HR Transactions at US-HRTransactions@aoshearman.com or call +1 212 610 6300 and ask for HR Transactions.


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