Manager of Lateral Recruiting and Integration (Hybrid)

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Excellent compensation and benefits package
Nov 09, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Ballard Spahr has an exciting opportunity available for a Manager of Lateral Recruiting and Integration, adding value to the development of lateral recruiting and integration strategies for one or more of the firm’s transactional departments (Finance, Real Estate and Business and Transactions). The chosen candidate will oversee and coordinate all firm-wide activities related to lateral associate and of counsel recruiting, onboarding and integration. Ideally, this position will be located in the Philadelphia or Minneapolis office, but will consider candidates in other Ballard locations.

In collaboration with the Partner in charge of Attorney Career Advancement and the Chief Attorney Recruiting and Integration Officer, the chosen candidate will work with firm, department, practice group and office leadership to identify lateral associate, attorney and of counsel recruiting needs and opportunities; source qualified candidates and coordinate the logistics of the recruiting and interview process; manage relationships with recruiters and recruiting firms engaged for lateral searches and market intelligence including managing fee agreements and related billings and payments; and compile and analyze compensation and financial information required for due diligence. The manager will run onboarding, orientation and integration plans for new attorneys. The manager will collaborate with the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer to create a diverse talent pool for open positions. Working with the Marketing Department, this individual will develop and maintain quality written recruiting materials and coordinate or draft external and internal communications, press releases, and events surrounding a lateral attorney arrivals. The manager also will stay abreast of market compensation and collaborate with team members to make recommendations.

The selected individual will have strong problem-solving skills and creativity, excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills; strong technical skills, excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills is required. Judgment and discretion, and ability to maintain confidences as well as the ability and willingness to travel and to work more than 40 hours per week, if needed to perform the essential job functions.

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of five years of law firm management and/or recruiting; experience in and understanding of the legal services industry and the market for legal talent; demonstrated leadership and organizational skills; and strong technical, communication and problem solving skills. This position requires the ability to travel and to work beyond a standard 40 hour work week. Candidates with a law degree will receive strong consideration.

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe of a workplace as possible. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.

The Firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit and apply online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

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