Manager, Talent Acquisition & Development

Paul Hastings

Manager, Talent Acquisition & Development

Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies.  With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., we have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever our clients’ needs take us.  As one of the world’s leading law firms, we seek dynamic individuals who share our commitment to service, innovation, and professional growth.

We have an opening for a Manager, Talent Acquisition & Development in our Palo Alto office.

The Manager, Talent Acquisition & Development implements global strategy at the local level in assigned US offices, manages all aspects of student recruiting, attorney relations and professional development programs and initiatives, and manages TM team members in assigned offices.

In this capacity, the Manager, Talent Acquisition & Development will:

Talent Acquisition

Implement all Attorney Recruiting initiatives and activities including campus, targeted, diversity, and summer associate recruiting programs; Reconcile related budgets;
Works with the Talent Acquisition team to coordinate special cross-office projects including leading targeted IP hiring;
Develop and maintain law school, search firm, and professional association relationships;
Develop, execute and manage local recruiting strategies, policies, initiatives and administrative operations;
Analyze trends, generate reports, and develop and lead recommendations for improvement by utilizing data and databases; and
Work beyond scheduled hours as required, including attendance at special events in the evenings and/or on weekends; Travel as needed for programs, activities and initiatives.

Talent Development

Manage and implement all global and local Talent Development programs, initiatives and all aspects of local Talent Development in-house training;
Provide strategic and logistical support to local Talent Development Committee;
Assist the local Talent Development Chairs with monitoring and approving budget items; Serve as Attorney Development liaison to all office attorneys; and
Implement local Performance Management processes including partnerships with attorneys on performance approvals, reports and meetings.

Talent Management

Manage the implementation of global programs in assigned offices;
Provide performance and career guidance, supervision and evaluation of Talent Management team in assigned offices;
Manage and monitor local office expenses and reconcile related budgets;
Participate in the hiring and training of local office Talent Management team members;
Coordinate on-boarding of all new hires (staff and attorneys), including: notifications to Talent Services and local administrative managers regarding new hire’s arrival,  preparation of orientation schedules; collect and review all new hire paperwork; and
Handle additional related projects as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development, Human Resources Management or a related field;
At least 8 years of attorney recruiting and development experience;
At least 8 years of professional coordination experience;
At least 8 years of experience in a professional services or legal environment (preferred);
Advanced proficiency in rules of English grammar, spelling and punctuation;
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook;
Advanced proficiency with coordinating training programs and events;
Fundamental proficiency in project management skills and strategies;
Advanced knowledge of legal recruiting, attorney development and administrative policies and procedures;
Advanced knowledge of legal education, career development and attorney development practices and philosophies; and
Advanced knowledge of communication principles and practical applications.