Website Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose is one of the nation’s largest law firms, providing a wide variety of legal services to
clients throughout the United States and around the world from offices in New York, Los Angeles,
Chicago, Washington, D.C., Boston, Boca Raton, New Orleans, Paris, London, Sao Paulo, Hong Kong and


The Manager of Lateral Recruiting will report to the Firm’s Senior Manager of Legal Recruiting and assist
with the management of lateral recruitment for the New York Office, including devising search
strategies, managing relationships with legal search firms, pre‐screening resumes and overseeing the
coordination of interviews, offers, and other feedback. This role collaborates with and supports firm
practice groups and practice group leaders in all aspects of their lateral recruiting efforts.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage lateral associate and counsel hiring for the New York Office, in addition to all other
    full‐time associate hiring (judicial clerks, 3L and LLM candidates)
  • Develop innovative strategies to source, recruit and hire top talent
  • Establish and maintain relationships with legal search firms, obtain and analyze information
    regarding status of job market
  • Oversee all drafting of position descriptions and sourcing of candidates
  • Review candidate resumes, ensure circulation of appropriate resumes to practice group leaders;
    provide and obtain feedback regarding candidates; and oversee screening process
  • Manage lateral interview process, including but not limited to scheduling, greeting and
    communicating with candidates. Facilitate decision making process and follow‐up, including
    offer letters and all procedures required before the start of a new attorney
  • Act as liaison to lateral candidates, as needed, throughout the interviewing process
  • Analyze recruiting data and results, compare to strategy and targets, communicate status to
    Director of Legal Recruiting and firm management, and determine resulting action plan
  • Collaborate with Legal Recruiting staff in other offices to develop and promote firm‐wide
    recruiting efforts
  • Participate in the coordination of on campus recruiting, callback interviews and hiring process
    for 3L law students


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years previous law firm experience; legal recruiting experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities
  • Think strategically
  • Interact effectively with all levels of firm personnel and management
  • Must be team‐oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and
    failures with the appropriate parties
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent follow up and follow through skills
  • Multi‐task, manage, and prioritize projects effectively
  • Work independently, under the direction of others, and as a part of a team
  • Recognize and maintain confidential information
  • Proactively learn and adapt to new systems and processes
  • Perform well under stressful conditions in a thoughtful and professional manner


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