Position Description

Legal Personnel and Recruiting Assistant
Work Locations Washington, D.C.
Job Posting Category Human Resources
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About Ropes & Gray

Ropes & Gray LLP is a preeminent global law firm focused on providing the highest-quality advice on our clients’ critical legal and business issues. Our global team of 2,500 talented professionals regularly helps clients meet high-stakes challenges, solve complex problems and achieve key goals.  These colleagues work together across a global office network that includes offices in Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

We are a contemporary firm that can bring more than 150 years of legal and institutional history to bear on the challenges clients face in today’s 24/7 global business environment. Our collaborative approach gives our clients—which include many of the world’s most respected companies and institutions—ready access to leading corporate, litigation, transactional and regulatory lawyers whose knowledge and experience span industries and geographies.

With an international presence, we focus on a number of key industries, including private equity; asset management; life sciences and health care; investment banking; technology, media and telecommunications; and consumer and retail.  Our clients include global industry leaders, financial institutions, investment firms, private equity firms, hospitals and health care organizations, educational institutions, and individuals.

We have consistently been recognized for our leading practices in many areas, including private equity, M&A, finance, asset management, real estate, tax, antitrust, life sciences, health care, intellectual property, litigation & enforcement, privacy & cybersecurity, and business restructuring.

Ropes & Gray is an equal opportunity employer.


Provides support to the Legal Recruiting Department and the Washington, D.C. office in the recruitment and hiring process of lateral attorneys, the summer associate program and law school on-campus recruitment and hiring.


  1. Assist recruiting team in organizing recruiting receptions/outreach events, on-campus events and summer associate program social events.
  2. Represent and promote the firm through attendance/participation in these recruitment events and interaction with candidates.
  3. Assist recruiting team with the planning of the summer associate program and onboarding efforts.
  4. Input and update candidate information in legal recruiting database and ensure completion and accuracy of all essential information.
  5. Organize promotional materials needed for on-campus recruiting events and the interviewing materials utilized by on-campus interviewers.
  6. Assist recruiters with lateral associate hiring including candidate tracking and communicating with search agencies. 
  7. Communicate information related to interviews to those internally involved in the process (including lawyer interviewers, travel department, legal recruiting staff, reception staff, and building security).
  8. Organize interview schedules for interviewing candidates and assembles interview materials for candidates.
  9. Prepare and deliver appropriate correspondence to candidates regarding their employment status.
  10. Assist recruiters with diversity initiatives.
  11. Greet candidates interviewing with the firm.

Legal Recruiting Department support may include:

  • Opening, sorting, distributing department email

  • Arranging logistics for internal/external meetings including sending meeting appointments and preparing meeting materials such as agendas, reports, PowerPoint presentations, etc.  


  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred.

  • A minimum of one year of administrative experience in a fast-paced, professional services industry is also preferred.

  • The position requires strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and applicant tracking software experience is a plus.


  • Conscientious, well organized, detail-oriented, and willing to take appropriate initiative.

  • Excellent follow up and follow through abilities.

  • Sound judgement.

  • Ability to multi-task, manage, and prioritize projects effectively.

  • Ability to work independently, under the direction of others and as a part of a team.

  • Ability to respond quickly and positively to shifting demands and opportunities.

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of firm personnel.

  • Ability to recognize confidential information and to maintain confidentiality of such information.

  • Proactive in learning and adapting to new systems and processes.

  • Reliable, service-focused, and punctual.

  • Ability to perform under stressful conditions in a thoughtful and professional manner.


Normal office environment and schedule. This is a non-exempt position; candidate must be willing and able to handle overtime as needed especially during the busy on-campus season (July – September).

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

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