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Legal Recruiting Coordinator - Lateral Hiring

Job ID: 4697

Updated: Jul 24, 2018

Location: New York, NY, United States

Category: Human Resources

About Kirkland & Ellis

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms.  Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.

Essential Job Functions

The Lateral Attorney Recruiting Coordinator will be a recruiting professional with excellent communication and organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks.  The lateral attorney hiring process includes but is not limited to:  serving as the contact for senior partners within all practice areas in regard to lateral attorney needs, sourcing candidates through headhunters, arranging interview schedules, updating K&E website with open position information, accurately tracking all candidates, and coordinating orientation process.

  • Coordinate Lateral Attorney Hiring Process
    • Communicate and work closely with partners regarding lateral needs
    • Act as primary contact for lateral candidates throughout interview process
    • Review and process lateral resumes
    • Schedule interviews
    • Follow-up appropriately to collect comments and distribute results
    • Coordinate offer process (offer letter, conflicts check, background check, moving allowance (if applicable), etc.)
    • Act as primary contact for headhunters submitting resumes
    • Maintain firmwide lateral pipeline chart tracking all lateral hires
    • Prepare reports as needed
    • Maintain list of current open positions and keep headhunters apprised of needs
    • Process lateral hire paperwork
    • Coordinate office assignments with the facilities team
    • Draft correspondence to lateral hires with respect to new-hire details
    • Circulate lateral associate welcome memos

Qualifications & Requirements

Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years recruiting experience, preferably in a legal or consulting environment.  The ability to maintain a professional demeanor in all settings is essential.  Degree in related field is a plus.  Flexibility to work overtime is a must. 

How to Apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Closing Statement

The job postings and recruiting mailbox are for candidates only. If you are a recruiter, search firm or employment agency, and do not have a signed contract with Kirkland & Ellis LLP ("K&E") and have not been asked specifically to submit candidates, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if K&E hires the candidate. Direct contact with K&E employees in an attempt to present candidates is inappropriate and will be a factor in determining any future professional relationship with the Firm.