Lateral Partner Recruiting Assistant

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Perkins Coie understands your career is about choices, not trade-offs. We have been named one of the country’s “100 Best Places to Work For” by Fortune for nearly two decades. Our attorneys have broad and diverse backgrounds both within and outside the practice of law. By focusing on outstanding client service, superior legal work and generous pro bono and community involvement opportunities, we’re dedicated to providing an atmosphere that encourages you to pursue your definition of success–both inside and outside the office.


We believe that diversity of thought and experience will enrich our dynamic work atmosphere. We have created a company culture that is based on collaboration, devotion to serving our clients and mutual respect. New employees are integrated into the firm through our extensive orientation, new user training and mentorship programs. We are committed to a fair and equitable workplace where each person is a valued member of the team.

Perkins Coie is highly rated for the quality of its client service. This strength stems from two key factors: a strong emphasis on service that starts at the top of the firm and permeates throughout, and an extremely collegial culture that emphasizes collaboration in support of client needs.



Under the general direction of the Senior Manager of Lateral Partner Acquisition, the Lateral Partner Recruiting Assistant will support the legal recruitment process for lateral partners and senior counsel firm wide.   The Assistant will provide administrative and project management support to the Lateral Partner Acquisition and Integration teams, Practice group and subgroup Chairs, and Office Managing Partners related to hiring initiatives. Maintain all databases and tracking systems to ensure lateral acquisition and on-boarding is executed appropriately.


These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation.

  • Assist with administrative legal recruitment process of all lateral partners and senior counsel firm-wide.
  • Maintain recruiting applicant tracking system (ViRecruit/Workday) including entry of resubmissions, declines, interview information and schedules, and reporting for all lateral partner submissions.
  • Ensure accuracy of information in the applicant tracking system, and the HR Affirmative Action log.
  • Assist with compiling weekly status reports for Management Committee and PG Chairs.
  • Manage search firm agreement tracking and updates to database regarding search firms. Help implement standard process for agreement tracking.
  • Facilitate and schedule a high volume of interviews of varying levels (i.e. manage logistics, circulate calendar invitations and conference room reservations)
  • Provide an exceptional level of customer service to both internal and external “clients”, including lateral partner candidates and Perkins Coie partners and management.
  • Provide solutions to complex problems, often on very tight deadlines, to keep the process moving forward and running seamlessly.
  • Liaise with Professional Standards, conflicts attorneys, Benefits department, third-party background screening company, and Library Manager on critical process matters.
  • Provide department project management support, including the bi-annual lateral partner review process, tracking regional lateral moves, creating confidential documents, and department process organization and improvement.
  • Process recruiting expenses, prepare disbursements and maintain department subscriptions spreadsheets and other administrative duties.
  • Be available during designated working hours and as needed in the job position, consistent with the Firm’s attendance expectations.  This may include availability during the early mornings, evenings, and weekends as needed to cover the group’s coast-to-coast needs.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned. Assist with team ad-hoc projects as needed.



Ability to establish effective working relationships throughout operational groups.  Proven ability to work effectively under time constraints; must be able to organize and implement detailed and complex projects; requires strong computer skills.  Ability to express self effectively, both orally and in writing.


A BA degree in Human Resources, Business, Management, or related field and a minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience is preferred.  Law firm experience is desired, but not required. Superb organization skills; ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously; flexibility and professionalism.

Additional Information:

Perkins Coie is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity,  disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

This position may be filled in Denver and in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay Act, the compensation range in Denver for this position is $58,000 to $69,000, depending on qualifications and experience.  Perkins Coie may provide a discretionary bonus annually and information regarding benefits can be found here.


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