Mayer Brown LLP

Attorney Development & Recruitment Manager

1 month ago(12/11/2017 12:19 PM)
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Attorney Development & Recruitment - Support Staff
8:30am to 5:00pm; 9:00am to 5:30pm
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Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 25 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative, and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support, and development they need to grow, thrive, and realize their greatest potential.  


If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Attorney Development & Recruitment (ADR) Department in our Washington office as an Attorney Development & Recruitment Manager.


Responsibilities of this position include: Oversees attorney recruitment, development and HR matters for the office. 


Essential Functions:  

Attorney Recruitment:

  • Manage the effective implementation of the Summer Program (plan and coordinate events; lead orientation program; manage work assignment process; handle new hire orientation process and exit process; coordinate offer decision)
  • Manage the on-campus recruiting processes (set up interview schedules; prepare information packets; host hospitality suites at onsite and offsite events; maintain relationship with Career Services Officers)
  • Manage the lateral attorney recruiting effort (interact with search firms to communicate hiring needs; work with partners to determine hiring goals; schedule candidate interviews; prepare offer letters; oversee conflicts clearance process and all procedures required before the start of a new attorney)
  • Manage the recruitment process for all attorneys (summer program, fall associates, law clerks, foreign interns, inbound office secondments, lateral associates, counsel, partners and independent contractors);
  • Works with the Washington (WDC) office Partner-in-Charge, the Firm’s Hiring Partners and Firm Practice Leaders (FPL) to facilitate WDC lateral partner process to include maintaining search firm relationships, scheduling interviews, update of global tracking chart and collation of candidate materials for submission to Management Committee;
  • Update lead U.S. ADR lateral partner recruitment professional monthly on lateral partner activity for the WDC office;
  • Manage LawCruit database procedures for applicant tracking; candidate file maintenance; recruiting budgets; hiring statistics


Attorney Human Resources:

  • Manage attorney compliance with state bar admission (including DC bar waive in procedures and compliance), CLE requirements and state bar dues payments, in coordination with firm wide Attorney Personnel
  • Interact with U.S. offices on CLE compliance for attorneys admitted in multiple jurisdictions or for accreditation of courses for VA CLE credits
  • Manage attorney retention initiatives for attorney integration and mentoring programs, attorney dinners/functions/panels, etc.
  • Coordinate internal and external marketing of training & development initiatives
  • Manage new lateral lawyer orientation and highlight training & development opportunities at the firm
  • Work with WDC Women’s Forum to develop and implement women’s initiatives, coordinate events
  • Work with Hiring Partners and Partner-in-Charge on diverse law student outreach initiatives
  • Manage attorney human resources issues such as leaves of absence, separations, reclassifications to part time status, personnel file records, immigration issues, office transfers and international secondments, etc.
  • Responsible for audit of PeopleSoft data on WDC attorneys and related reporting
  • Coordinate the oral review process for WDC attorneys; assist with overall attorney evaluation process as needed
  • Coordinate exit process for WDC attorneys


Attorney Development:

  • Manage arrangements for in-house training programs for rsvp process, space, a/v, catering, communications, materials, evaluations, speakers, CLE, administration for sign in, certificates, etc.
  • Manage use of attorney training related software: MB archived programs, CE Manager for CLE recordkeeping and WestLegalEd and PLI for online CLE programs
  • Provide on-the-ground support to other ADR professionals when training events hosted in WDC


ADR Department Management:

  • Train, develop and supervise WDC ADR departmental staff of two; manage workflow and allocation
  • Manage WDC budgets for department, women’s initiatives, and recruiting initiatives
  • Active participant in Committee on Associates & Counsel and Women’s Forum


Specific Technical Skills: Strong computer skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office products and software for applicant tracking, summer work assignments and evaluations, HRIS and CLE tracking and compliance such as PeopleSoft, LawCruit, viDesktop and CE Manager

Performance Traits: Excellent writing and verbal communications skills;  high degree of professionalism and an understanding of confidentiality; ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities; strong organizational skills; service oriented and high level of initiative

Management Accountabilities: Manages the attorney recruiting, summer program, attorney development and ADR office budgets.


Physical Requirements: Ability to lift 10 pounds


Education/Training/Certifications: Bachelor’s degree required.  An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered in lieu of degree when the experience has been directly related to the duties of the job.

Minimum Years of Experience Required: Five (5)+ years of law firm or professional services firm recruiting, training, HR and team management experience required.


We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/ vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO) plan, as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.


If Mayer Brown sounds like the right place for you, and if you have the qualifications we are seeking, please apply through the career section (no e-mailed resumes, please) on or    EOE m/f/d/v



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