Education and Experience:
• 4-year, accredited college degree (required).

• A minimum of 5 years of recruiting experience (required) preferably in a law firm or law school environment.

• Experience with special event planning (required).

• Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, good judgment, a professional and friendly demeanor, confidentiality, and strong professional and ethical standards.

• Must be highly motivated, creative, flexible, results-oriented and possess the ability to work independently under pressure with demanding deadlines.

• Must work well with all levels of firm personnel and must be able to establish effective working relationships throughout the firm.

• Must possess strong organizational, administrative and word processing skills.

• Must have proven working knowledge of MS Office, Excel and Outlook.

• Must be proficient with applicant data tracking software, preferably PeopleSoft Recruit Workforce.

Physical and Mental Demands:
• Must be able to deal with stress associated with a fast paced work environment, including handling multiple tasks on a daily basis.

• Must be able to make judgment decisions and handle daily, routine responsibilities.

• Must be able to adapt to changing work situations and grasp and apply new ideas.

• Must be able to communicate with various personalities at all levels of management and staff.

• Must be able to accommodate a flexible work schedule that will frequently require long hours and periodically weekend work.

Working Conditions:
• Desk type position which requires a combination of sedentary and standing activities.

• Daily use of personal computer and associated software systems.

Any information contained on this form represents the usual method of accomplishing the duties in this job. Reasonable accommodations will be considered in appropriate circumstances. However, as the nature of an accommodation may vary depending on the needs and desires of an individual with a disability, it is impossible to describe in advance specific accommodations that will be considered.

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.


K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents in more than 40 offices. We have experienced dramatic growth in the past decade and now rank among the largest U.S. based law firms in the world.  We take pride in constantly striving for innovation, imagination and an entrepreneurial spirit. We come up with big ideas and then roll up our sleeves to get the job done, guiding our clients through their most complex issues in a variety of industry sectors and across multiple regions of the world. 

The industry recognition the firm has garnered emanates from the foundation of a global community aligned on behalf of our clients. The people at K&L Gates are committed to working together to create a legacy for each other, the firm, our clients, and the communities in which we serve. We thrive in an inclusive and socially conscious environment that embraces diversity and takes a holistic approach to the career evolution of all our professionals.

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We offer a dynamic work environment and excellent benefits.


The Firm is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the Firm that employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications and competence. Employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment including, without limitation, recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, assignment and dismissal. In addition, it is the Firm’s policy to provide an environment that is free of unlawful harassment of any kind including, without limitation, that which is sexual, racial, age-related, disability-related or ethnic background-related.