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Partner Recruiting Senior Manager

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

People & HR
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Partner Recruiting Senior Manager 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 Partner Recruiting Senior Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of lateral partner and counsel recruitment for the firm’s US offices. Utilizing your experience and understanding of the recruitment market to contribute to the planning and implementation of strategic objectives and priorities for the recruitment of lateral partners and counsel in the US. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with the Director of Partner Recruiting, ExComm, IPAC, OMPs, GDCs, PGCs and practice and office administrative leadership to support and refine the firm’s priorities and goals for expanding the partnership through lateral partner and counsel hiring in the firm’s US offices
  • Leading and managing the US Partner Recruiting Managers (the “Managers”), providing them with guidance and supporting their growth and development to ensure consistently excellent performance
  • Driving and overseeing the Managers’ execution of the lateral partner and counsel recruiting process for the firm’s US offices, providing high level supervision and direction in relation to the process, as well as acting as a senior point of escalation for any issues which arise
  • Demonstrating a clear grasp of the deliverables in relation to the pipeline of candidates across the US and working proactively to drive matters forward to a successful outcome
  • Ensuring the strategic rationale for each US lateral partner and counsel candidate is communicated effectively to all interviewers and relevant members of leadership throughout the process
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of legal employment issues and US partner recruiting markets
  • Exhibit strong project management skills to lead and structure thinking and work, ability to multitask
  • Possess the track record of strong leadership ability, including the ability to lead, motivate and manage experienced individuals
And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, with an MBA, JD or Master’s Degree preferred
  • A minimum of ten years partner recruiting experience, with at least five years in a management role
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 $200,000 - $225,000 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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