• 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 Shearman 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, resourcing, reward, employee relations advice, diversity and inclusion, payroll, systems and HR administration.

Role purpose

Under the supervision of the Manager, Staff Recruitment, the Coordinator will be tasked with managing day-to-day Recruitment tasks related to all aspects of support staff recruitment efforts for the U.S. offices. This role can sit in New York, Washington, DC, Dallas, San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

Key relationships

  • HR team
  • Business Teams and recruiting managers


Role and responsibilities


  • Lead external recruitment agency calls
  • Assist in producing initial searches for and direct sourcing of business teams candidates for assigned searches
  • Screen resumes and select candidates for consideration
  • Conduct screening interviews with candidates
  • Oversee scheduling and calendaring, and ensure data is updated in relevant spreadsheets and recruitment systems for the staff recruitment team
  • Ensure interviews are progressing at an appropriate pace
  • Manage direct communications with candidates and external agencies throughout the interview cycle
  • Provide regular business teams recruitment updates to members of senior staff and management
  • Review interview feedback and identify and convey key themes
  • Extend candidate verbal offers
  • Draft and prepare business cases for the Resource Planning Committee (RPC)

On-boarding & Induction

  • Provide guidance to the Recruitment Administration team in various aspects of their role as needed
  • Finalize induction and onboarding plan drafted by Recruitment Administration team
  • Liaise with new joiners during their onboarding to actively support their integration

General Administration and Other

  • Work with third party vendors which includes the firm’s background check provider, external recruitment agencies, etc.
  • Draft bespoke documents from templates
  • Track applicant data for internal metrics related but not limited to diversity & inclusion for OFCCP compliance
  • Assist with special projects
  • Other responsibilities as directed


This individual will report directly to the Manager, Staff Recruitment and will work closely with other members of the Staff Recruitment and U.S. HR team.


Key requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 2 years recruitment experience in law firm or comparable complex professional services organization
  • Interest in the US legal market and recruitment industry desirable
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others
  • Demonstrated ability to problem solve and think strategically
  • Exceptional organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary
  • Strong judgment and ability to respect, protect, and maintain highly confidential information

Additional Information:

For individuals assigned to or hired for this opportunity in New York, the estimated annualized base salary range for this position is $75,000 - $90,000. 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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