White & Case is an elite global law firm serving leading companies, financial institutions and governments worldwide. Our long history as an international firm means we are perfectly placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they may be.
With lawyers operating from more than 40 locations, working in virtually every country of the world, we have invested heavily in building a high-quality full-service practice competing at the top of the market. We are distinguished by our on-the-ground presence in the world’s key financial markets and our strengths in handling complex cross-border work.
It’s not just about our global network of offices; it’s the global interconnectedness of the Firm that our people, and our clients, value most. We work well together across geographic and practice boundaries. It’s one of the reasons we attract and retain cross-border work. And why we attract a diverse group of people.
Our lawyers are globally minded, enterprising, collaborative and committed to excellence. Diversity is a core value of our Firm and it has been recognized with numerous awards and top rankings around the world. Our people represent 90 nationalities and speak 80 languages
We are looking for a high caliber individual to help us take our recruitment function to the next level and be a best in class function. This candidate will have excellent client relationship management skills as well as outstanding professional presence. They will be responsible for leading strategy and creating strong connectivity within the team as well as their peers within the broader People Team.
Lead and manage the overall attorney recruiting effort for the West Coast (LA and Silicon Valley)
Thinking creatively, strategically, commercially and competitively to meet our objectives of hiring top talent and recruiting for long-term strategic fit
Serve as the W&C relationship manager with key contacts at universities (i.e. careers services, placement offices, deans, faculties, student societies). Continually source and develop these relationships to ensure meaningful engagement and dialogue that is differentiated from our competitors
Own and lead the strategic and marketing initiatives for on-campus student engagement (e.g. social media and branding initiatives, marketing, events, emails, e-shots, advertisements etc.)
Project-manage and attend a suite of effective and impactful campus events (e.g. careers fairs, workshops, case studies, presentations etc.). Work with key stakeholders to ensure broad partner engagement and attendance at all events
Host and moderate campus events (including welcome remarks, recruitment overviews etc); present at and run training events (including CV/ Interview workshops etc); actively participate in networking and selling of brand message
Work with the Partners and Career Services to identify strong candidates on campus and ultimately develop and coach these target recruits throughout the process.
Lead the planning and execution of the on-campus interview season; track and manage candidates from application/ resume screening stage through callback interviews; manage and track all interview feedback; facilitate the meetings where offer decisions are made; follow up with candidates regarding final status
Monitor and drive the sell process for all candidates (summer and lateral) once an offer has been extended
End-to-end support and execution of Summer Associate recruitment pipeline programs, including writing and conducting reviews, helping to organize, and at times attending, various internal and external events. Supporting the Summer Associates’ engagement and transition throughout the process.
Track and analyse results of Summer Associate class outcomes to create meaningful data for a better understanding of future success factors.
Run focus groups and raise awareness of our brand where it relates to surveys
Keep abreast of trends in recruitment, market intelligence, and competitor benchmarking
Build relationships with key internal recruiting contacts, such as Attorneys and HR, and partner with them on regional strategy/ business plans
Collaborate with the D&I team to create and implement a strong and focused diversity strategy
Manage all reporting, metrics, and data management, and be able to report data accurately in real time. With a strong eye for detail and an analytical mind-set, use data to tell the recruiting story, and demonstrate the ability to improve results year on year.
Present data and trend analysis to key stakeholders. Use data to make and support strategic proposals, and modify regional and global core objectives as needed.
Ensure a constant flow of consistent, on-brand information and ensure diligence in presenting the W&C EVP.
Manage all on boarding programs, contract management, and bar admissions
Manage all data relating to ATS
Support with Associate lateral recruitment where necessary
Duties and Accountabilities
Proven ability to quickly develop relationships with internal and external clients, such as the broader recruiting team, People team, and General Counsel’s office, and colleagues to drive measureable results against strategy
Excellent oral and written communication with outstanding presentation skills, and strong competency in Excel and PowerPoint
Client service oriented and credible
Ability to manage diverse stakeholders and build networks quickly
Results-orientated: ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive projects while focusing on the quality of work delivered to clients
Strong Project Management skills: ability to handle multiple priorities and plan projects on an annual basis
Strong analytical and data-analysis skills
Critical analysis, forward thinking; ability to foresee the impact of emerging trends/patterns
Committed team player: ability to work effectively as a leader and follower in cross-functional and global teams
Ability to thrive in a deadline driven and fast paced environment
Creative thinker and problem solver
Able to work autonomously. Handles pressured situations calmly and with care
Act as a trusted consultant for the Partnership and effects change as and where appropriate
Keep current on key recruitment and industry trends, and rely a strong external network of peers
Displays tenacity, a can-do attitude, eager to be involved in new initiatives
Good judgement and professional maturity
Strong professional presence
5+ years of legal recruiting experience in law firm environment, 2 of which should be at the management level
Strong academic record and intellectual curiosity, creative thinker
Commercial and business awareness
Ability to see the big picture
Outstanding communication and negotiation skills
Strong time management skills, ability to stay calm under pressure when juggling multiple tasks
Driven by professional growth
Strong professional presence
Client service focus
Proactive, resourceful, takes initiative
Long-term interest in business law
Fluency in English
International experience a plus
Location & Reporting
This is role based in Los Angeles, CA.
This role reports to The Global Recruiting and Employer Branding Leader
About White & Case LLP
White & Case is an international law firm that serves companies, governments and financial institutions. Our long history as a global firm means we are uniquely placed to help our clients resolve their most complex legal challenges wherever they are.