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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.


Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a head of New York associate recruiting to join our dynamic team in New York.


As the head of New York associate recruiting, you will be responsible for overseeing the New York associate recruiting strategy in coordination with the New York office, department, and practice group leadership, the Global Attorney Recruiting team, and local Recruiting Committee members. Other 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 the local Recruiting Committee
  • Contributing to developing 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 and counsel, the Director of Administration, and the Global Recruiting Department as related to the attorney recruiting needs of the office
  • Meeting regularly with the 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, to align with office strategy


We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate the ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion
  • Possess knowledge of legal employment issues
  • Display excellent leadership skills (e.g., organizing, planning, problem-solving and decision-making)

And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with a JD or an advanced degree in a related field preferred
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in legal recruitment, law school career development, or professional services
  • A minimum of four (4) years of management experience in a related field

Additional Information:

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • 10 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

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.

Latham & Watkins is also committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, we require all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a documented underlying medical condition or sincerely held religious belief that prevents such vaccination. Offers of employment will be conditioned upon applicants presenting proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or obtaining an exemption on medical or religious grounds.

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