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Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Senior Manager of Attorney Recruitment, New York to join our dynamic team in New York. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins
Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world.  The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.


About the role
As a Senior Manager of Attorney Recruitment, New York, you will be responsible for creating and implementing the recruiting strategy for New York entry-level and lateral associate hiring as it relates to recruiting programs, outreach, retention, summer staffing, integration, diversity, and cultural objectives of the firmOther key responsibilities include:

  • Creating and implementing local recruiting strategy for entry-level and lateral hiring, ensuring to incorporate the goals and objectives from office leadership and local Recruiting Committee
  • Contributing to the development of and supporting the firm’s strategic initiatives in the New York office, related to attorney recruiting, hiring, development, integration, and recruiting programs
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with local committee members, Office Managing Partners, Local Department Chairs, Practice Group Chairs, staffing partners/counsel, the Director of Administration and the Global Recruiting Department as it relates to the attorney recruiting needs of the office
  • Meeting regularly with local Recruiting Committee, and working with office, department, and practice group leadership to address ongoing recruiting needs and issues including strategy, outreach, diversity, hiring programs, and other recruiting initiatives
  • Overseeing New York hiring programs and process, including the summer program, and outreach, aligning with office strategy; developing and maintaining a positive relationship with regional and key law schools, and identifying outreach opportunities that align with office goals


About you
We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Possess knowledge of legal employment issues
  • Exhibit well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm
  • Display excellent leadership skills (e.g., organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making) and ability to manage work of others to ensure compliance and accuracy
  • Participate actively in professional organizations, including the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), city groups and other appropriate legal associations

And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in legal recruitment or professional services
  • A minimum of four (4) years of management experience in related field

Additional Information:

Compensation & Benefits
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also receive a generous and competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this role is $230,000 - $260,000 and represents the firm’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant experience, qualifications, and location. Discretionary bonuses may be awarded in recognition of individual and firm performance — and profit-sharing partnership contributions to 401(k) accounts may be given based on firm performance.

Latham's comprehensive and best-in-class benefits support employees through every stage of life:

  • Healthcare, dental, and vision plans
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Generous 401(k) plan and firm-paid basic life and disability insurance
  • Extensive resources for parents and caregivers
  • Family building and fertility resources
  • And much more!

In addition, employees receive:

  • At least 11 paid holidays per year and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Ongoing professional development and career support, including bespoke training and leadership development programs, firm-paid access to LinkedIn Learning courses, and career coaching
  • Peer networking, mentoring, and professional support through our eight global staff affinity groups

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

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