We have an immediate opening for an Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager who will direct all associate attorney recruiting and development efforts for the Silicon Valley office. In conjunction with the Director of Attorney Recruiting, Office Hiring Partner, and Office Head, he or she will develop and manage a proactive recruiting strategy to position O’Melveny as the firm of choice for top-tier legal talent. The Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager will manage the on-campus interview process, lateral associate and counsel hiring, and plan and manage the summer associate program. In conjunction with the Director of Attorney Professional Development and the Attorney Training & CLE Manager, he or she will also help manage the attorney development process, including overseeing associate and counsel evaluations, administering skills and development training programs, and implementing orientation and integration programs for new attorneys.
The Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager will:
Formulate, administer and maintain recruiting policies, procedures and practices consistent with the goals and objectives of the Firm.
Develop and implement effective recruiting strategies and searches.
Manage the law school student recruiting process, including developing strategic outreach and communications with targeted law schools.
Plan and manage the summer associate program and events, and organization of on-campus and in-office interviews.
Manage the recruitment of lateral associates to meet the Firm’s strategic objectives and practice needs.
Regularly articulate and promote talent development programs to attorneys. Build awareness, understanding, and support for the Firm’s talent development initiatives.
Oversee and organize the mentor program for first-year associates and develop integration tools for lateral hires; coordinate with members of Talent Development to develop and implement the key elements of associate mentoring programs.
Develop and manage annual recruiting budget for the SV office.
Serve as the primary contact for the SV office for law schools, search firms and industry organizations (NALP, etc.).
Oversee onboarding, new attorney orientation and exit procedures and interviews for attorneys.
Work with the Director of Diversity & Inclusion to continue the Firm’s efforts to implement diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Manage the transition of attorney transfers and office relocations.
A minimum of 4 years of experience serving in professional recruiting or career development positions with sophisticated law firm or professional services organizations.
Clear understanding of best practices in recruiting, talent and career development.
Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a consensus-driven organization and to create consensus-based support.
An unquestioned work ethic, willingness to “roll up your sleeves” and accept a wide variety of assignments as required and work closely with law students, associates, partners, colleagues and team members.
Superior presentation, writing, and verbal communication skills.
Proven management experience with the ability to retain, develop and motivate exceptional talent development professionals.
Outstanding relationship-building skills with the ability to collaborate equally well with senior administrative managers and staff, partners and associates across the Firm.
A four-year college degree is required; a JD or advanced degree, are a plus
O’Melveny & Myers LLP, with approximately 700 lawyers in 15 offices worldwide, helps industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. We are a values-driven law firm, guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship. Our commitment to these values is reflected in our dedication to improving access to justice through pro bono work and championing initiatives that increase the diversity of the legal profession.