• Full Time
  • New York

Website Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler


Founded in 1919, Patterson Belknap is a law firm of approximately 200 lawyers committed to providing high quality legal advice and service to clients and to maintaining a congenial and diverse workplace. The Firm delivers a full range of services across more than 20 practice groups in both litigation and commercial law. Our practice groups and attorneys are regularly ranked among the leaders in New York and nationally by the most respected industry guides, based on client and peer reviews, and the firm is frequently included on The American Lawyer’s “A-List” of 20 leading law firms in the United States.

Patterson Belknap’s success over the last 100 years is rooted in five core values: Excellence, Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, and Service. These core values are demonstrated each day by our attorneys and staff. They are fundamental to how we work with each other and our clients.

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) laws. The Firm strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee, intern, or other person providing services pursuant to a contract at a Firm workplace (such as freelancers, independent contractors, subcontractors, and vendors) and any applicant for employment (or for an internship or third-party contractor position described above) (collectively, “employee”) because of the individual’s race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion or creed, national origin, alienage, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health decisions or decision making (of employees or their dependents), familial status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, domestic violence, sexual violence, or stalking victim status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Firm also considers for employment qualified applicants and third-party contractors with criminal histories consistent with federal, state, and local law. This policy applies to all Firm activities, including, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, compensation, assignment, training, promotion, discipline and discharge. This policy also bans discriminatory harassment.


Patterson Belknap is seeking a driven, creative, and detail-oriented team player to join our Talent team. This position will provide administrative support with respect to all attorney recruitment efforts across the Firm, and assist with professional development as needed. Additional details are below.



- Support the Chief Talent Officer and the Associate Talent Manager with all aspects of attorney recruiting.
- Support the full-cycle attorney recruiting process for all non-partner attorney hires, including:
- maintaining and entering candidate data in vi;
- coordinating interviews and liaising with attorneys for scheduling;
- greeting and escorting candidates in the office;
- monitoring recruiting email account;
- preparing for and supporting the on-campus recruiting process;
- scheduling interviews;
- updating and preparing materials for hiring partners and Hiring                           Committee; and
- preparing offer letters.
- Register, organize, and assist with execution of 3L OCI, and process all related invoices.
- Maintain applicant tracking system, including preparing reports.
- Plan and execute recruiting and internal events, including during summer program.
- Coordinate with DEI team for diversity fellowship hiring.
- Work with Associate Talent Manager to maintain the relevant pages of the Firm intranet and website.
- Work with external vendors and coordinate logistics for outside events.
- Assist in the development and execution of interviewer training sessions.
- Maintain and update hiring data and document repository, including firmwide tracking documents and headhunter fee agreements.
-Participate in strategy sessions to further develop the recruiting program.
- Maintain and update calendar of recruiting cycles.
- At the direction of the Associate Talent Manager, update and maintain all clean copies and templates in vi.
- Process expenses for Talent team professional staff.
- Assist with professional development and DEI initiatives and other special projects as needed.



- Bachelor’s degree required
- 1+ years of legal recruiting experience in a law firm preferred
- Flexibility to work overtime and a willingness to travel
- Dynamic and highly motivated with excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong coordination and event planning skills
- Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills
- Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Display meticulous attention to detail and follow-through, performing tasks accurately and efficiently
- Takes ownership over tasks & demonstrates ability to operate both within a team and autonomously
- Candidates should be highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.)
- Fluency using iManage and viDesktop preferred, but not required.

Additional Information:

The starting base salary range is $60,000 - $70,000, plus competitive benefits and bonus eligibility.

At Patterson Belknap, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. If this role interests you but you believe your prior work experience may not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we still encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role, or we may help you explore other suitable opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you.

Patterson Belknap is an equal opportunity employer. It is also an advocate of workforce diversity.


Please apply here or by email to Hollis Alpert at halpert@pbwt.com