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The Talent Development Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Manager of Attorney Recruiting in the New York Office. The Manager of Attorney Recruiting oversees law school outreach initiatives; the summer associate program; and summer associate, lateral associate, entry-level associate, and judicial clerk recruiting processes for the New York office. The Manager of Attorney Recruiting will be a member of the Talent Development team and work closely with other Talent Development functions and other departments, including Legal Personnel, Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion, and Practice Management. The Manager will collaborate with the Firmwide Director of Attorney Recruiting and other Talent Development Directors and Managers to plan and coordinate attorney recruiting initiatives for the New York office. In addition, the Manager will work closely with the Co-Chairs of the New York office Hiring Committee and the Firmwide Hiring Committee Co-Chairs to help determine and accomplish the Hiring Committee's goals and objectives.

If you are a strategic thinker and motivated team-player, we hope you will apply for this role on our dynamic, collaborative, and fun team.



Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Summer Associate Program

Overseeing all administrative aspects of the summer associate program, including:

  • Maintaining regular communication with all summer associates before arrival, during the program, and after departure.
  • Reviewing and administering summer associate orientation.
  • Planning and coordinating summer associate mentoring programs and work with the Professional Development team to facilitate summer associate training programs.
  • Managing the summer associate work assignment system by working with assigning attorneys to monitor work status and distribute assignments.
  • Overseeing the planning and coordination and attend all social summer associate program events.
  • Overseeing the summer associate evaluation process, summer associate exit interviews, and end of summer offer decision process.

Summer Associate Recruiting Process.

Overseeing all administrative aspects of the summer associate recruiting process, including:

  • Reviewing the on-campus interview plan for the New York office and recommending changes as appropriate.
  • Overseeing the on-campus interview registration process for the New York office.
  • Reviewing and evaluating all unsolicited summer associate applications.
    Working closely with the New York Office Hiring Committee Co-Chairs to select on-campus interviewers.
  • Meeting and greeting students in hospitality suites during on-campus interviews.
  • Overseeing the coordination of all callback interviews and post-offer follow-up visits and events.
  • Meeting with summer associate candidates during callback interviews and post-offer follow-up visits.
  • Preparing candidate packets for Hiring Committee meetings and lead offer decision meetings.
  • Facilitating offer decision-making process and post-offer follow-up efforts.
  • Preparing and analyzing reports and projections regarding summer associate recruiting success and other issues for use by the Hiring Committee.
  • Preparing agendas for Hiring Committee Co-Chair meetings.
  • Ensuring the firm's adherence to National Association for Law Placement (NALP) guidelines.
  • Serving as firm liaison to law school career services professionals and other recruitment professionals. Maintaining these relationships through telephone and in-person contact and participation in professional organizations and conferences.
  • Managing all aspects of the New York office's 1L outreach efforts.
  • Coordinating with other offices on Firmwide 1L outreach efforts.
  • Managing all aspects of recruiting process for New York office diversity & inclusion focused 1L position.

Lateral Associate, Entry-Level Associate, and Judicial Clerk Hiring

  • Manage day-to-day duties related to the lateral associate, entry-level associate, and judicial clerk hiring process, including:
  • Reviewing and evaluating all applications.
  • Coordinating with practice groups and the Practice Management team to initiate searches.
  • Communicating with search firms regarding lateral associate hiring needs and applicants.
  • Managing offer approval and extension process.
  • Working closely with Talent Development team members to support the onboarding and integration process for all new associates.


  • Updating NALP form and complete other necessary industry forms and surveys.
  • Liaising with the Marketing team to ensure recruiting efforts are publicized on social media platforms.
  • Creating and oversee Attorney Recruiting and Summer Program budgets for the NY office.
  • Managing NY Attorney Recruiting Team.



  • A minimum of five years of prior attorney recruiting experience at a law firm is required.
  • Prior supervisory experience.
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize while maintaining great attention to detail and quality.
  • Exceptional judgment, flexibility and professionalism, and the ability to lead effectively while being a team player.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills in a fast-paced environment are required.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high degree of trustworthiness in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Exceptional client service, both internal and external.
  • Ability to define goals and follow through to achieve results.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and database experience is required.
  • Strong technology skills and a familiarity with recruiting databases (i.e., viRecruit and Symplicity) are preferred.
  • Experience with preparing statistical analyses and monitoring budgets is preferred.
  • Additional hours, weekend work, and travel will be required, especially during the summer and fall months.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), age, marital or partnership status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family leave status, citizenship status, immigration status, ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by local, state, or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

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