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The Legal Personnel Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of Legal Personnel administration, including onboarding, associate relations and compensation.


  • Manages the Legal Personnel Assistants, including work allocation of tasks and meeting weekly to review task lists and prioritizing deadlines;
  • Participates in regular meetings to discuss various associate matters, associate engagement and policy enhancements;
  • Consults with OGC regarding employee relations, various associate matters and policies;
  • Manages the on-boarding process for new hires, including the on-boarding portal, conflicts clearance process, review and verification of background checks and transcripts and drafting of biographies;
  • Shares responsibility in leading one-off orientation sessions for new hires with the Legal Personnel team members;
  • Oversees completion of Firm surveys;
  • Manages and maintains policy documentation;
  • Oversees all salary and employment verifications;
  • Shares responsibility of approving all associate expenses;
  • Manages all aspects of the legal staff year-end compensation process;
  • Conducts exit interviews with associates departing the Firm;
  • Works closely with departmental leadership on various initiatives and programs addressing associate life;
  • Collaborates with the Human Resources department as it relates to new on-boarding processes, policy changes or implementation of any new practices for managing personnel, as appropriate;
  • Assists with recruiting efforts including, but not limited to, hospitality suites; and
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • 5-10 years of Legal Personnel experience or applicable experience in a service industry firm;
  • At least 2 years in a supervisory capacity preferred;
  • Must have the ability to work and interact with attorneys at all levels and the ability to gain strong knowledge of the Firm, its culture, practices and policies;
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, in addition to superior judgment;
  • Proficiency in computer applications including Word, Excel, IBM Notes and other legal personnel (including PeopleSoft) software and the ability to learn and use recruiting applications built specifically for the Firm;
  • Knowledge of viDesktop a plus;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and coordinate several activities at one time;
  • Capable of solving problems and meeting deadlines;
  • Ability to deal discreetly with confidential information; and
  • Ability to work additional hours, as needed.

Additional Information:

This position is located in our New York office. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision care, 401(k), and health club privileges.


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