Administrative Support

Lateral Partner Recruiting Specialist


Friedman Williams

Lateral Partner Recruiting Specialist Washington DC

Job ID: 16717

The Lateral Partner Recruiting Specialist works with the Lateral Partner Recruiting team to support the various committees, departments, practice groups, and firm leaders in executing a strategic approach to the lateral partner recruiting process and the overall strategic growth of the firm.

Job Responsibilities:

• Cultivates and maintains relationships with lateral search firm recruiters and ensures all search firm procedures are correctly tracked and implemented.

• Works closely with LPR Manager and/or LPR Director to launch and run proactive searches including developing the pitch, organizing materials, maintaining the spreadsheet and do not call list, identifying and scheduling meetings with headhunters and follow-up meetings and/or communications.

• Oversees and manages the drafting and distribution of substantive scheduling communications and maintains required records.

• Monitors responses to schedules and address cancellations or changes with timely communications to all parties involved.

• Reviews evaluations and collaborates with LPR Senior Director to identify next steps and to develop follow up communications.

• Works with the Senior Lateral Partner Recruiting Director to execute practice group grwoth strategies in collaboration with Strategic Growth Committee and practice group leaders.

• Develops board memo outlines in preparation for board votes.

• Maintains recruiting database (SmartRecruiters) to ensure data is up-to-date and compliant at all times.

• Manages the development and distribution of reports on the status and analytics of all lateral partner recruiting efforts.

• Works with LPR Manager/Senior Director to develop team meeting agenda as needed.

• Responsible for LPR team finances, including but not limited to firm credit card management and reimbursement, pro forma review and editing, and expense reimbursement.

• Performs special projects as needed


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Strong sense of accountability, taking ownership over projects and responsibilities and resolving issues proactively.

• Ability to take an assignment from inception to completion with minimal supervision or by following broad guidelines.

• Ability to analyze needs and to determine priorities based on business objectives.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing with attorneys, staff, vendors, and the public.

• Must possess a thorough command of the English language, including excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation.

• Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work in a dynamic and complex environment that includes multiple locations, to meet deadlines and daily requirements.

• Ability to provide quality client service to both internal and external contacts regarding both routine and complex matters. Requires patience, creativity and discretion.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and with others in a cooperative manner, to complete projects, resolve problems, and troubleshoot concerns.

• Demonstrated ability to represent the firm with honesty, integrity, and professionalism, consistently acting in an ethical manner. Ability to keep confidential any information, observations or viewpoints regarding firm business matters.

• Ability to travel and work overtime as necessary.


The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field. Equivalent training and experience may substitute for education.


The position requires a minimum of three (3) years of recruiting experience, preferably in a law firm or professional services environment, during which the knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the position were demonstrated.

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