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Director of Lateral Associate Recruiting

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Nashville, TN
United States

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is seeking a Director of Lateral Associate Recruiting who will lead legal recruiting operations and strategy for associate and counsel level hiring for the Firm worldwide. The Director will work collaboratively with Global Practice Section Leaders and provide strategic and effective guidance and mentorship to all team members. This role requires a vast knowledge of hiring and recruiting practices and the ability to build strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

This position can be located in any of our US office locations, with travel to other offices as needed.


Work with global and local practice section leaders to ensure that candidates are being sourced quickly and appropriately.
Facilitate strategic decision-making throughout the hiring process and implement scalable structures and processes for recruiting.
Responsible for directing each local team responsible for legal recruiting strategies that align with the firm’s objectives and growth projections, to include attracting, hiring and retaining top legal talent.
Strategically recruit diverse talent and lead efforts to comply with the Mansfield Rule and to administer Pillsbury’s various diversity scholarships.
Conduct direct candidate outreach in markets to reach the best talent and effectively describe the Firm’s career value proposition.
Cultivate relationships and partnership approach with members of the legal, business community and preferred search firms.
Monitor and engage in associate onboarding and work collaboratively with the legal practice groups to ensure each hire makes a smooth transition into the firm.
Oversee efforts to improve candidate experiences.
Make recommendations for continued growth and improvement of programs.

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