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The Manager of Lateral Recruiting will oversee lateral associate & counsel hiring in the New York office and coordinate efforts with other Simpson Thacher offices, emphasizing firm interconnectedness globally.  The Manager will implement strategic lateral integration & performance initiatives with the Legal Recruiting and Legal Personnel teams.  Specific recruitment duties include: ensuring a focus on diversity; liaising with search firms and managing those relationships; building and promoting the STB brand; as well as managing applicant sourcing.

The Manager will monitor and assess hiring by practice group, deliver relevant headcount data & metrics, and oversee the lateral budget.  The position also oversees such lateral-related projects as LLM hiring and targeted marketing of the Firm to prospective applicants and will  assist with specific time-bounded Legal Recruiting work streams including summer associate feedback, candidate follow-up during recruiting season and other assignments, as needed.


  • Collaborate with senior management in developing strategic hiring plans, to include ensuring diversity in lateral applicants and acceptances as well as hiring from a global candidate pool
  • Coordinate search implementation and approval of hires, including coordination of specific candidate terms
  • Plan and manage successful execution of lateral searches – including interview coordination, liaising with candidates, offer extension and follow up
  • Advise key stakeholders on relevant market data, positioning and competitive market intelligence
  • Develop and maintain preferred firm relationships with search agencies – such as through consultations with recruiters and preparation of firm & practice-specific marketing materials
  • Maintain statistics and preparation of related analysis on lateral hiring
  • Manage day-to-day implementation of lateral policies and procedures, including compensation analyses
  • Oversee lateral onboarding process and integration into the firm
  • Recommend and implement innovative means to attracting lateral applicants
  • Provide direction and supervision of teammates involved in the lateral hiring process
  • Oversee lateral resume submissions (e.g. search firm, referral and direct applications) including Vi data-entry, reports and candidate responses
  • Lead advertising and promoting openings, as appropriate to ensure optimal sourcing
  • Coordinate across Simpson offices for an integrated and cohesive approach
  • Shares resources, contacts and best practices with Legal Recruiting and Legal Personnel teams
  • Provide direction and supervision of teammates involved in the lateral hiring process
  • Execute projects, as needed to assist Chief Talent Officer and Directors of Legal Recruiting and Legal Personnel
  • Flexibility to adjust hours to meet departmental needs



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 4-6 years of comparable experience in lateral hiring
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact well and build professional relationships while maintaining confidentiality; collaborative approach to working with others of all seniority levels
  • Ability to self-direct, manage multiple priorities, analyze needs and implement solutions
  • Strong analytical & organizational skills with attention to detail for both long and short-term projects and responsibilities
  • Must be team oriented, contributing as needed on unexpected projects or requests
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and comfortable working in web-based databases/software, e.g. viDesktop


  • Prior experience in a law firm; Visa/Immigration experience

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