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Attorney Recruitment & Development Coordinator

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking an Attorney Recruitment & Development Coordinator to join our dynamic team in Washington, D.C.

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 an Attorney Recruitment & Development Coordinator, you will be responsible for coordinating all activities and processes involved in new hire and lateral associate onboarding and integration, Continuing Legal Education and Virginia Bar compliance, and supporting our local departments, practice groups, management committees, and affinity groups on programming and initiatives.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with the Manager of Attorney Development & Programs on the execution of all attorney development, training, and integration efforts in the office, including for fall and lateral associates and transfers
  • Coordinating various events, receptions, and dinners for the office and local departments and practice groups
  • Providing support for various local committees, including the Pro Bono Committee, Training and Career Enhancement (TACE), Mentoring, and local Affinity Groups
  • Liaising with attorneys, management, and administrative staff as a contributing member of the greater team to expand, enrich and maintain office trainings and practice resources
  • Liase with the VA Bar and assist with bar compliance and VA CLE.
  • Corresponding with candidates to schedule interviews, and coordinating information for applicants and interviewers
  • Coordinating logistics in connection with summer program and on campus interviewing
  • Supporting and collaborating with the Recruiting Committee as needed
  • Working with the team on special projects as needed
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Display well-developed and professional inter-personal skills and the ability to interact effectively with people at all organizational levels of the Firm
  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail and quality assurance processes
  • Exhibit excellent organizational skills needed to manage time well, prioritize effectively, and handle multiple deadlines
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in professional development or recruiting
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
  • 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
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • 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.

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