Lateral Recruiting Coordinator


Reporting to the Senior Lateral Recruiting Manager, the Senior Legal Recruiting Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Work with department Recruiting to identify lateral associate needs and develop an effective recruiting strategy.
  • Manage full lifecycle recruiting for the Firm’s lateral, judicial clerk and 3L recruiting, including setting up interview schedules; greeting and escorting candidates; collecting feedback; maintaining and updating candidate files.
  • Oversee all lateral communications and follow-up efforts, including drafting correspondences; distributing, coordinating, receiving and reviewing evaluation forms.
  • Serve as a liaison and maintain relationships with search firms and other recruitment professionals; communicate search parameters to all parties and provide feedback in a timely fashion.
  • Develop and maintain excellent customer service relationships with candidates, vendors and Firm attorneys, managers and support staff.
  • Manage lateral recruitment materials, including generating reports; print materials; website content and online postings.
  • Facilitate and coordinate onboarding of lateral candidates, including orientation with legal personnel; conduct conflicts check and follow up on any issues that are identified; initiate background checks and approve background check results.
  • Maintain and update recruitment database, fee agreements, expense reimbursements, statistical data and charts for lateral searches/placements.
  • Support other legal recruiting initiative including fall recruiting, OCI, and Summer Associates (SA) Programs as needed.


  • A 4 year college degree is required
  • Strongly preferred: 3 – 5 years’ experience working in a law firm or professional services environment
  • Advanced Proficiency of Word and Excel required; knowledge of viDesktop a plus
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and collaborative abilities
  • Must have superior organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to juggle multiple tasks with competing tight deadlines
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally and diplomatically and maintain confidentiality
  • Availability to work overtime over a sustained period of time


Salary: Competitive based on experience
Date Active: 5.3.2021
Exempt/Not Exempt: Non-Exempt