Mayer Brown LLP

  • Human Resources/Attorney Development and Recruitment Manager

    Location US-CA-Palo Alto
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/26/2018 3:39 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Positions Remaining
    Attorney Development & Recruitment - Staffing
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Job Type
  • Mayer Brown LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in 25 key business centers across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We are a collegial, collaborative and diverse firm where highly motivated individuals with an unwavering commitment to excellence receive the opportunity, support and development they need to grow, thrive and realize their greatest potential.


    If you enjoy working with team members whose defining characteristics are achievement, initiative, professionalism, responsiveness and adaptability, you may be the person we are seeking to join our Attorney Development and Recruitment (ADR) and Human Resources department, in our Palo Alto office, as a Human Resources/Attorney Development and Recruitment Manager.


    Responsibilities for this position include: 

    • Serves as the lead role in overseeing all aspects of attorney recruitment, development and HR matters for both lawyers and staff for the Palo Alto office. Will serve as the back up for the LA office ADR Manager and HR Manager, as necessary 

    Attorney Recruitment and Development Summer Program

    • Manage the Summer Program; orientation, assignments, evaluations, events, mentors, training, diversity initiatives, budget and offer process.  Works directly with the Summer Program leaders to facilitate meetings on the progress of the program, work assignments, etc.; work with Practice Leaders and Partner-in-Charge to evaluate future full time hiring needs and align end of program offer process with full time needs 

    On-Campus Recruiting

    • Manage the recruitment process for law students and clerks; screen resumes, coordinate on-campus interview schedules, in-office interviews, communications and events; maintains relationships with law school career services professionals; initiate 1L and diversity affinity group outreach events; facilitates meetings, sets recruiting strategy, prepares reports working with the Hiring Partner; coordinates the office recruiting activities with the efforts of the other MB offices 

    Lateral Recruiting

    • Manage all lateral recruiting for associates, counsel, partners and contract attorneys; maintain relationships with search firms; work with Practice Leaders to identify hiring objectives and manage approval process for initiating new searches; coordinate interview schedules, collect and distribute feedback; handle offer process 

    Attorney Development

    • Manage the delivery of all CLE programs in the office through online resources, live programs and videoconferencing of internal programs in other offices; handle CLE accreditation of programs and allocation and tracking of credits, along with any state reporting requirements; track attendance and CLE compliance; coordinate participation of lawyers in training opportunities and market the options; coordinate the annual oral review process; work with the local office members of Committee on Professional Advancement (COPA) and the Litigation and Transactional Training Committees; coordinate pro bono events and efforts 

    Attorney Human Resources

    • Handle the array of HR processes that include new hire orientation, lateral integration, mentoring, separations, exit interviews, leaves of absence, part time, client and international secondments, visas, bar admission and bar dues; provide information on firm policies and procedures for HR and as outlined in the various online manuals; responsible for the data entry and integrity for applicant, CLE and HRIS data 


    • Proactively initiate diversity ideas to ensure we attract a diverse candidate pool and that we retain diverse lawyers who are hired; work with local office Women’s Forum and Associate Diversity Council members 


    • Prepare the budget for recruiting and development and manage the expenses to the budget; participate in national projects as needed; develop and update content for Career Opportunities website for LA office and any other necessary promotional materials; assist with documenting ADR procedures for use of all members of department 

    Human Resources

    Will be the direct line report for approximately 20 staff members 

    • Salary administration, employee performance management and merit increase and bonus recommendations
    • Employee relations issues, EAP coordination
    • Policy interpretation and communication as well as labor law compliance
    • Responsible for the full scope of the recruitment function which includes posting and sourcing candidates, new hire orientation and benefits coordination
    • Maintenance of personnel records and retention
    • Oversee HR enhancement and project efforts for Palo Alto office as needed


    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • A minimum of 10 years of extensive human resources and/or attorney recruiting experience, in a corporate environment. Law firm experience not a requirement but professional services organization a strong preference.
    • Thorough knowledge of labor laws (both Federal and State)
    • Strong computer skills required, proficiency with Microsoft Office products and applicant tracking, HRIS and CLE systems and compliance such as: PeopleSoft, Icims, LawCruit and CE Manager
    • Strong communication skills both verbal and written and able to address tasks in a timely and efficient manner with all relevant parties
    • Must possess a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality
    • Ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities
    • Strong problem solving and organizational skills required
    • Service oriented with a high level of initiative
    • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds 

    We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, back-up childcare and eldercare, generous paid time off (PTO), as well as opportunities for professional development and growth.


    If Mayer Brown sounds like the right place for you, and if you have the qualifications we are seeking, please apply through the career section on EOE m/f/d/v

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