Partner Recruiting Manager

Location : Location
US-DC-Washington, D.C.
Partner Recruiting & Integration
Work Arrangement
Posted Min Pay Rate
USD $170,000.00/Yr.
Posted Max Pay Rate
USD $190,000.00/Yr.
Position Type
Job ID

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.  

About the Role

The Partner Recruiting Manager is an integral part of Latham’s Partner Recruiting & Integration team. This role will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of partner and counsel recruiting for the firm with primary focus will be on prospective lateral partner and counsel hires, while working closely with the Partner Recruiting Senior Manager, other members of the Partner Recruiting & Integration Department, firm leadership, and firm administration to manage all phases of the lateral partner recruiting process for multiple practice groups in their assigned office location. This role will be located in our Washington, D.C. office. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Other key responsibilities include:


  • Running proactive candidate searches and partners closely with retained or contingent headhunters to map, source, and agree an approach strategy within a specific practice area, region, or industry
  • Directly supervising the activities and development of the Partner Recruiting Coordinators in the office, which includes delegating work and providing direction, support, and guidance as needed
  • Generating performance evaluations and recommending salary increases, working with Human Capital & Talent to recruit, hire, train, coach, and manage the performance of employees
  • Providing managerial leverage across the region as necessary and in correlation with demand, operating with flexibility to help ensure that the collective workload is distributed equally across the team
  • Ensuring effective communication and coordination with the Executive Committee, the Income Partner and Counsel Committee, as well as with firm and administrative leadership, as appropriate


We’d love to hear from you if you:


  • Display exceptional organizational skills to manage time, prioritize, and handle multiple deadlines
  • Demonstrate the ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines
  • Possess the ability to develop strong knowledge of firm resources, policies and procedures, and a deep understanding of firm culture


And have:


  • High school diploma or equivalent, with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
  • A minimum of seven years’ recruiting or other law firm experience

Benefits & Additional Information

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:


  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!


Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.


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Latham & Watkins is committed to diversity, equal opportunity, sustainability, and pro bono legal services. We draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms, and advance these commitments through the work of our Global Citizenship department. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are. 

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Pay Range

USD $170,000.00 - USD $190,000.00 /Yr.


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