Director of Legal Recruiting and Placement (Attorneys & In-House Counsel)

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Leverage your legal experience without practicing law. Help other attorneys meet their professional and personal goals. Experience meaningful work as part of a supportive, fun team. This is a position with work-from-home flexibility.

Latitude is seeking a Director of Legal Recruiting & Placement for the company’s Tampa office. This is a rare opportunity to leverage your experience practicing law and knowledge of the legal industry without billing time in six-minute increments. Help in-house counsel, BigLaw attorneys, paralegals, and legal operations professionals find satisfying, engaging and often life-changing positions – without pulling any more all-nighters. We are a team of high-performing, former lawyers who have chosen to use our legal know-how for good by supporting the whole-person success and wellness of our peers in the legal industry. If you are a lawyer with a positive, can-do attitude looking for an exit ramp off the traditional law firm or in-house career path, we’d like to meet you.

Applicants must communicate well (in person and in writing) and have a genuine curiosity for what makes others tick and thrive. If you are looking to make the switch over to the business side of legal services and want a job full of meaning and happy clients, then this could be your dream job.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Source, recruit and screen experienced attorney and paralegal candidates for in-house counsel and law firm contract engagements and permanent positions with leading companies and corporate law firms in San Francisco and the surrounding area.
  • Thoroughly interview promising candidates to ascertain their career goals and objectives.
  • Communicate with references to ascertain candidates’ strengths and weaknesses.
  • Effectively present (both orally and in writing) proposed candidates to in-house counsel and law firm partner clients.
  • Onboard and manage Latitude attorneys and paralegals on engagement.
  • Coordinate events for prospective and existing Latitude attorneys and paralegals (e.g. CLEs, social events, etc.).
  • Remain active in your local legal community by participating in legal or other professional associations.
  • Work as part of a cohesive, collaborative, supportive, fun and sometimes funny team.
  • Minimum of four years of successful experience as a practicing attorney, preferably in a mid-to-large corporate law firm or in-house setting.
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with experienced lawyer candidates and clients.
  • Ability to effectively use social media, online recruiting tools and in-person networking to source new candidates and market open positions.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills and ability to perform effectively without close supervision or micro-management.
  • Service-minded approach and strong client-service skills, including the ability to communicate (both orally and in writing) at a high level with sophisticated law firm and corporate legal department attorneys.
  • Highly dedicated, dependable, detail-oriented, capable of using document management and database management software programs, highly discreet, high-integrity and a team player with a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Ability to identify priorities and pivot or adjust focus/work as appropriate.
  • Willingness to be part of a collaborative and supportive team that helps one another out and plays nice.
  • Stellar references
Position Details
  • This is a full-time position that offers a flexible, work-from-home schedule, but which also includes occasional in-person meetings and participation in social/professional activities after traditional business hours (e.g. bar association events, meetings in clients’ offices, breakfasts/coffees/lunches/dinners with candidates or other team members, etc.).
  • Given the client-service nature of our business, we are expected to respond to our clients in a timely manner. All of us are expected to communicate with team members, candidates, clients or others as needed, including sometimes responding to emails during evenings and on weekends – though we try to keep this to a minimum.
  • We work hard, act professionally, laugh a lot, have each other’s back, take vacations and change the lives of our clients (and the legal profession as a whole) one placement at a time.
  • Compensation is comprised of a base salary plus bonus; full benefits (e.g., group medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, life, AD&D, 401k, CLE reimbursement, etc.). The anticipated salary range for this role is $100,000-$110,000, with the potential for a bonus of up to 25 percent.
Applications will be kept in strict confidence. Candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Only qualified applicants should apply.

About Latitude
Latitude is a full-service flexible legal talent company serving corporate legal departments and law firms nationwide. From Fortune Global 100 companies to start-ups and Global 50 law firms to boutiques, clients turn to us for top-tier attorneys and other legal professionals.

Latitude specializes in providing highly skilled former in-house counsel and Big Law attorneys for flexible contract engagements and permanent positions in dozens of practice areas, including commercial contracting, data privacy, M&A, employment, litigation, and more.

Founded in 2013, Latitude has been recognized by Chambers as a leading global flexible legal staffing company and the #1 Legal Recruiter by The National Law Journal.

Latitude Contract Engagements & Secondments
Outstanding attorneys and other legal professionals who are seeking contract assignments or consulting/secondment roles choose to work with Latitude because of our competitive compensation and benefits, sophisticated and engaging work, a chance to work with great clients and peers, and a refreshing blend of freedom with self-designed boundaries. Our own experience as practicing attorneys and our client relationships enable us to effectively tailor our candidate proposals to the specific practice strengths and interpersonal attributes that matter most to our clients and to match our candidates with the opportunities that will be most fulfilling to them.

Our Specialty: Peer-Level Contract Attorneys. Latitude Attorneys have the level of skill, experience, and judgment as would be expected of a permanent member of our client’s corporate legal department or law firm and the versatility to step into challenging environments and hit the ground running. Latitude Attorneys serve on a full- or part-time contract basis, and work remotely or on-site at the client office.

Q: What other legal jobs do you have?
A: If you’re interested in working with Latitude but do not think this particular legal job is the right one for you, we encourage you to explore our other open opportunities or fill out a General Application by visiting us at https://latitudelegal.com/jobs/

Q: Should I apply for this specific position if I have previously applied for another Latitude position?
A: Yes, it is better to apply to each Latitude job for which you are qualified and interested so that we immediately know of your interest in that specific role. This also enables you to share additional information about your qualifications or interest specific to each role. If you do not meet all of the qualifications for a position but think you would still be highly effective in the role, it can be helpful to include a brief explanation in your application.

Q: How can I reduce the risk of missing Latitude’s email inviting me to interview for this position?
A: Please safe-list Latitude’s URL domain name (latitudelegal.com) in your spam filter so that an email from one of our recruiters does not get caught in your spam folder. Our recruiters will never contact you by email from a URL other than latitudelegal.com

Q: My current legal team needs help. How can I see some Latitude candidates for my legal team?
A: The fastest way is to submit the very short form on our website contact page. A member of our client services team will be back in touch with you very fast to learn more about your need so we can provide you with on point candidates to consider.  

For more information about Latitude, please visit us at https://latitudelegal.com. Thank you for your interest in Latitude!

Latitude is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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We place legal professionals in permanent, temporary, and flexible roles. Latitude Engaged Professionals are usually W2 employees of Latitude and, if located in the United States, are eligible for full benefits when working in roles for 20 hours or more per week, including complimentary Group Life, Long term disability, AD&D, and a qualified 401k plan (subject to a qualifying period). A CLE and Professional Expense stipend is also available to benefits-eligible Latitude Attorneys. Latitude provides complementary professional liability insurance coverage to all Latitude Engaged Professionals for their Latitude engagements.

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