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The Legal Personnel Specialist will assist with various aspects of the Legal Personnel department with a focus on the Firm's onboarding and immigration processes for attorneys.



  • As part of the immigration team, coordinating all aspects of the immigration process for attorneys in the New York office;
  • Working closely with immigration counsel to secure U.S. work authorization for incoming associates, current associates and foreign associate attorneys;
  • Coordinating the onboarding process for new hires, including the conflicts clearance process, review and verification of background checks and transcripts;
  • Acting as a point person for new hires prior to and upon their arrival;
  • Planning and coordinating various logistics for all new hire orientations;
  • Sharing the responsibility of leading one-off orientation sessions;
  • Assisting with coordinating all aspects of rotations to and from the London office;
  • Working alongside the Legal Personnel Manager to oversee the Foreign Associate Program;
  • Assisting with policy distribution and all aspects of year-end compensation process;
  • Coordinating the monthly budget review and assisting in preparation of analysis for year-end budget;
  • Working closely with Legal Personnel Directors and Managers on various initiatives and programs addressing associate feedback, work life balance and retaining associates;
  • Completing various Firm surveys and questionnaires;
  • Performing other duties, as assigned;



  • Bachelor’s degree, at least 2-3 years of experience in Legal Personnel or applicable experience in a service industry firm;
  • Immigration experience a plus;
  • Ability to work and interact with attorneys at all levels;
  • Excellent organization and communication skills, in addition to superior judgment;
  • Proficiency in various computer applications including the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as the ability to learn proprietary databases within Firm;
  • Knowledge of viDesktop a plus;
  • Ability to work well under pressure and coordinate several activities at one time;
  • Ability to problem solve and successfully meet deadlines;
  • Ability to deal discreetly with confidential information; and
  • Availability to work additional hours, as needed.

Additional Information:

This position is located in our New York office and the schedule is Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision care, 401(k), and health club privileges.


Interested candidates can apply by submitting a resume to: []