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Legal Recruiter

Reed Smith LLP
Los Angeles, California 15222
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Position Summary

This Los Angeles based position is responsible for Human Resource management in our Los Angeles and Century City offices.   The incumbent will be an integral part of the expansion of the Southern California market and will perform diverse assignments concerning employee relations, staffing, organizational development, training, and special projects as assigned. Through consulting with the Director of Human Resources, this position will also plan effective human resource utilization and organizational alignment, serving as an organizational consultant to managers and employees concerning HR-related issues in accordance with firm policy, local, state and federal laws. This position requires high visibility with an emphasis on maintaining employee morale.


Essential Functions

  • Serve as a consultant and coach to managers, supervisors and employees on all human resource-related activities.
  • Counsel and coach management and employees in addressing performance and behavioral issues.
  • Work with managers and supervisors to identify and solve problems that inhibit employee satisfaction.
  • Advise managers and supervisors to ensure compliance with local, state and federal statutes and regulations.
  • Keep current with California labor laws and notify the Firmwide HR department of any new legal requirements.
  • Educate and consult managers and supervisors in the areas of employee selection, assimilation, development, performance management (including writing evaluations and file documentation) and retention.
  • Under direction of Chief Human Resources Officer, Director of Human Resources or other Firm Management, investigate and help determine management response to employee complaints (e.g., harassment, discrimination, unfair treatment, and other violations of firm policy) and investigate and respond to administrative charges (EEOC charges, etc.).
  • Manage and resolve employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Manage the performance management process for support staff, including implementation of the staff compensation program. May also be called upon to assist with performance management process for legal personnel.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

·         Respond to ad hoc requests and concerns from attorneys and staff, including the Business Manager, Chief Human Resources Officer, and Director of Human Resources.

·         Participate in Firmwide HR projects, as assigned.

·         Organize office sponsored events (seasonal celebrations, wellness events, etc.)

·         Travel to other offices to help with special projects or during periods of staff transition.

·         Work closely with Southern California Business Manager and Legal Recruiting Manager.

·         Work in excess of 40 hours per week as needed.




Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related professional discipline required. Advanced degree and/or professional certifications consider a plus.


Must have a minimum of five years demonstrated HR generalist experience and supervisory experience, preferably in a law firm or other service environment.


Strong leadership, management, problem solving, organizational and PC skills. Understanding, influencing and serving others are important attributes in this position. Must have the ability to select, develop and motivate people and create a positive team environment. The ability to resolve human resource issues quickly and effectively and determine an appropriate course of action for the organization are required.   Must be flexible, have well developed interpersonal skills and be able to interact with employees at all levels of the firm as well as vendors and others outside the firm. Able to effectively manage multiple priorities, and adapt to constantly changing priorities. Familiarity/experience with Federal, state, and local regulations.





to be Used:

Must be able to operate personal computer and other office equipment such as PC, telephone, copier, etc.

Physical Demands:

Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, telephones and other office equipment.

Mental Demands:

Requires the ability to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action. Must handle multiple tasks and diverse work problems on a daily basis. Must be able to handle stressful situations and interact with various personalities at all levels in the firm. Must be able to make judgment decisions and adapt to changing work situations.


Occasionally called upon to work hours in excess of 40 in a given work week.   Works in a typical office setting.   Ability to travel to between the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices is required. Occasional travel to other offices may also be required.

Interested candidates should submit resume and salary requirement to:


Reed Smith offers a challenging work environment, business casual dress code and a total compensation package that includes a competitive salary, flexible benefits program, tuition assistance, and generous 401 (k) plan.

Reed Smith is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reed Smith's success depends heavily on the effective utilization of qualified people, regardless of their race, ancestry, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, veteran's status, or any characteristic protected by law. As a firm, we adhere to and promote equal employment opportunity for all.

Reed Smith provides reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, including in the application and interview process.

Qualified candidates only. No search firms.



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Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2019-12-07

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