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The Talent Development Department of Arnold & Porter has an opening for a Manager of Attorney Recruiting in Washington, DC. The Manager of Attorney Recruiting oversees law school outreach initiatives and the summer associate program for the DC office; the summer associate hiring process for the DC office; and lateral and entry-level associate hiring for the Antitrust, Government Contracts & National Security, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Strategy, and Tax Practice Groups on a firmwide level. 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 Team Members to plan and implement attorney recruiting initiatives.

The Attorney Recruiting team is comprised of collaborative, collegial, and supportive members. The team works together closely on a firmwide level. There are myriad opportunities to manage strategic projects for the firm. The professional development of all team members is supported by the Director and firm. 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 Washington, DC 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 working 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 attending 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 Washington, DC summer associate recruiting process, including:

Reviewing the on-campus interview plan and recommending changes as appropriate.
Overseeing the on-campus interview registration process.
Reviewing and evaluating summer associate applications.
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.
Facilitating post-offer follow-up efforts.
Preparing and analyzing reports and projections regarding summer associate recruiting.
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 1L outreach efforts at target law schools in coordination with other offices.
Lateral Associate and Entry-Level Associate Hiring
Manage day-to-day duties related to the lateral associate and entry-level associate hiring processes for the Antitrust, Government Contracts & National Security, Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Strategy, and Tax Practice Groups as well as the hiring and on-boarding of foreign attorneys and staff attorneys on a firmwide level including:

Coordinating with practice groups and the Practice Management team to initiate searches.
Communicating with search firms regarding lateral associate hiring needs and applicants.
Reviewing and evaluating all applications.
Managing offer approval and extension process.
Working closely with Talent Development team members to support the onboarding and integration process for all new associates

Managing American Lawyer Midlevel, Vault, and Chambers Associate survey processes.
Liaising with the Marketing team to ensure recruiting efforts are publicized on social media platforms.
Creating and overseeing Attorney Recruiting and Summer Program budgets for the DC office.
Managing DC Attorney Recruiting Team.
Participating in the Arnold & Porter Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship application review and candidate selection processes.



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 PowerPoint 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 and weekend work will be required especially during the summer and fall months.
Occasional travel required (10%).

Additional Information:

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race (inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture and protective hairstyles), ethnicity, 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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