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Reporting to the Sr. Director of Strategic Growth, the Manager of Lateral Due Diligence will work with and support various committees, departments, practice groups, and firm leaders in executing a strategic approach to the lateral partner recruiting process firmwide.



These essential functions are primary job duties that incumbents must be able to perform unassisted or with some reasonable accommodation.

  • Under limited supervision, work with the Sr. Director and Sr. Managers of Lateral Partner Acquisition to review initial candidate submissions and assist with drilldowns on pertinent information with search firms to ensure candidate profiles align with strategic growth priorities.
  • Work with Lateral Partner team members to review and provide analyses on LPQs, business plans, evaluations, etc. to identify areas requiring further diligence. Follow up with candidates directly as necessary.
  • Oversee and drive the lateral partner diligence process to ensure efficiency and that relevant data is being captured.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations for diligence follow-up/resolution.
  • Assist with maintaining lateral candidate tracking system {ViRecruit} to include candidate intake systems and reporting dashboard.
  • Manage day-to-day activities and support development of Lateral Partner Diligence & Integration Coordinator.
  • Monitor conflicts and research team activity to ensure appropriate due diligence is executed on each candidate at the appropriate inflection points in the process.
  • Work directly with conflicts lawyers and lateral candidates to identify potential conflicts and evaluate financials and client portability.
  • Connect with the research services team to review and evaluate social media search results.
  • Perform former firm (alumni) diligence and existing client notifications and recommend additional action/analysis.
  • Collaborate with the analytics team to support, and further evolve lateral partner performance/benchmarking reporting.
  • Complete diligence projects to gather market intelligence and report on lateral hiring trends and statistics management.
  • Work with Lateral Partner integration team to report on statistics regarding lateral partner performance.
  • Collaborate with Associate Recruiting Team to maintain Lateral Placement Agreements.
  • Assist with special projects, as needed.



  • Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with legal and business environments.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS suite to produce quality written communications such as memos, spreadsheets, slides, and standard work documents.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel functions.
  • Familiarity with recruiting technology {ViRecruit/Workday}.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, with lawyers, business professionals, vendors, and the public.
  • Must possess the interpersonal skills necessary to communicate information with tact and courtesy, as well as follow instructions effectively from a diverse group of clients, lawyers, and business professionals.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment that includes multiple locations, to meet deadlines and daily requirements.
  • Ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external contacts regarding both routine and complex matters. Involves the use of considerable tact, discretion, and persuasion in gaining the cooperation of others.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative, enthusiastic, and friendly manner to accomplish position financial professional experience, high tech and/or intellectual property, litigation, or contracting experience a plus. MBA or CPA preferred.


Requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Equivalent training and experience may substitute for education. Minimum of 5 years directly related experience during which knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to the position were attained. Knowledge of and familiarity with legal conflicts terminology strongly preferred. Experience in a law firm or professional services environment in a professional capacity required.

Additional Information:

This position may be filled in: Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Austin, Palo Alto or Dallas.

This position may be filled in New York City.  In accordance with the New York City Human Rights Law, the base salary range in New York City for this position is $86,700 to $130,590 annually, depending on qualifications and experience. This range is specific to New York City and may not be applicable to other locations.  Perkins Coie may provide a discretionary bonus annually and information regarding benefits can be found here.