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Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm has approximately 1,100 attorneys in 16 offices: 11 in the U.S., three in China, and two in Europe. Our broad spectrum of practices and entrepreneurial spirit allow our staff exceptional opportunities for professional achievement and career growth.

The Attorney Recruiting Department is seeking a Patent Recruiting Coordinator to join our IP Recruiting team in any of our domestic offices.  This is an excellent opportunity for a bright, friendly, detail-oriented person who is able to prioritize multiple projects in a dynamic environment. You will work closely on all facets of recruiting with a particular emphasis on recruiting Intellectual Property professionals, including lateral attorneys and patent agents, at a firmwide level (US, Asia, and European offices).  We seek candidates who will work collaboratively with a team, while also handling individual responsibilities and adapting to rapidly changing priorities. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Support manager of patent recruiting to hire lateral attorneys, law students, and patent agents for our patent prosecution team on a firmwide basis.
  • Support law school recruiting team by coordinating on-campus and entry-level hiring for patent prosecution candidates on a firmwide basis.  Including but not limited to reviewing resumes, processing candidates, and onboarding.
  • Coordinate firmwide patent prosecution specific summer program training, integration and events.
  • Coordinate firmwide patent prosecution associate offer letters,  associate onboarding and integration efforts.
  • Work closely with our marketing team to plan, coordinate and lead recruiting events and create marketing materials.
  • Administering our PALS program, which provides tuition assistance to patent agents who are in law school. Serve as primary point of contact for PALS program questions from internal and external sources.
  • Maintaining regular communication with candidates, search firms, and hiring partners.
  • Tracking candidates, scheduling interviews and drafting offer letters.
  • Sourcing patent agent candidates, creating hiring call agendas and special projects.
  • Build strategic relationships with, search firms, law schools, graduate school student groups and other educational institutions (including hosting and coordinating events in the office and on-campus) to advance the Firm’s recruiting strategies.
  • Collaborate with administrative departments on onboarding and integrating new hires, including coordinating new mentors and integration activities for patent associate, patent law students, and patent agent hires.
  • Maintain recruiting records and generate recruiting and Workday reports.

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • A minimum of two years of professional recruiting experience in a law firm or professional services is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the attorney recruiting process and legal employment issues.
  • Ability to set priorities, work independently and handle a variety of duties effectively under time constraints.
  • Ability to understand unconscious bias and its effect on recruiting and hiring.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with all levels of firm personnel as well as external clients, including search firms and vendors.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Superior analytical, attention to detail, planning and organizational skills.
  • Highly motivated and creative with ability to make sound business decisions.
  • Ability to develop and analyze reports and projections regarding market trends in diversity, legal recruiting and retention.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion.
  • Proficient with MS Office and applicant tracking systems, preferably Workday.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Visit our website here. Equal Opportunity Employer.

The firm requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated and new hires will be required to upload proof of vaccination prior to their start date. At the current time, in accordance with CDC guidance, individuals are considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after completing the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or two weeks after receiving a single dose of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson/Janssen). If the CDC or local health authorities for our office locations amend their definition of “fully vaccinated” to include vaccine boosters, the firm will do the same. Individuals who wish to be considered for an accommodation on religious or medical grounds, or as allowed by applicable law, may do so by contacting the firm’s Human Resources department.