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Manager of Lateral Recruiting and Integration

Posted 2 years ago

An exciting opportunity is available for a Manager of Lateral Recruiting and Integration adding value to the development of lateral recruiting and integration strategies for our Finance, Real Estate and Business and Transactions Departments. The chosen candidate will oversee and coordinate all firm-wide activities related to lateral associate and of counsel recruiting, on-boarding and integration. Ideally, this position will be located in the Philadelphia or Minneapolis office, but will consider candidates in other Ballard locations. Apply here.

In collaboration with the Partner in charge of Attorney Career Advancement and the Chief Attorney Recruiting and Integration Officer, the chosen candidate will work with firm, department, practice group and office leadership to identify lateral associate, staff attorney and of counsel recruiting needs and opportunities; source qualified candidates and coordinate the logistics of the recruiting and interview process; manage relationships with recruiters and recruiting firms engaged for lateral searches and market intelligence including managing fee agreements and related billings and payments; and compile and analyze compensation and financial information required for due diligence. Working with the Marketing team this individual will develop and maintain quality written recruiting materials and coordinate or draft external and internal communications, press releases, and events surrounding a lateral attorney arrivals.

Required Skills

The selected individual will have strong problem-solving skills and creativity, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills; strong technical skills, excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills is required. Judgment and discretion, and ability to maintain confidences as well as the ability and willingness to travel and to work more than 40 hours per week, if needed to perform the essential job functions.

Required Experience

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of law firm management and/or recruiting; experience in and understanding of the legal services industry and the market for legal talent; demonstrated leadership and organizational skills; and strong technical, communication and problem solving skills. This position requires the ability to travel and to work beyond a standard 40 hour work week. Candidates with a law degree will receive strong consideration.

Resume, cover letter and salary requirements are required. Apply here.

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