McGuireWoods LLP

  • Legal Talent Advisor

    Job Location US-VA-Richmond | US-DC-Washington | US-NC-Charlotte
    Attorney Recruiting & Development
  • Overview

    McGuireWoods LLP has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Talent Advisor to join the firm. This newly created position can be located in any of the following offices: Richmond, VA, Charlotte, NC or Washington DC. The ideal candidate has industry relationships and vast knowledge of resources and services to provide guidance, counsel and opportunities to McGuireWoods’ attorneys that are considering a career change. Working as a member of the Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development team, the Legal Talent Advisor serves as a legal talent ambassador for McGuireWoods’ attorneys and client in-house teams. This individual is highly interactive with the firm’s legal leadership, Department Chairs, clients and external networks.


    McGuireWoods LLP is a global law firm with a legacy reaching back more than 175 years. We are strong in the traditional legal practices such as litigation and corporate law, but we are also leaders in rapidly expanding fields such as data privacy and security, the life sciences, private equity, and healthcare, among many others. We offer the opportunity to grow through an extensive range of legal practice areas and industries, and to work in locations around the world. Perhaps the most attractive aspect of joining our firm is the opportunity to work with our lawyers and leaders, all of whom reflect the value McGuireWoods places on experience, talent and diversity. For more information, please visit


    • Working closely with the Department Chairs and client contacts, initiate career conversations or respond to requests that come directly from a practicing attorney who is considering making a career change and provide guidance
    • Actively market and engage the alumni network when opportunities become available, cultivating effective relationships for career placement
    • Define alumni outreach communication strategies and distribute opportunities, managing external career enhancement postings utilizing the internal job board
    • Develop relationships with key firm clients to foster in-house counsel employment opportunities
    • Provide thoughtful counsel to attorneys on positions available internally (alternative track) and externally
    • Assist with interview preparation, resume editing, and networking
    • Ensure the logistics and a smooth transition for departing/retiring attorneys
    • Through utilizing other internal firm resources, create and ensure maintenance of internal job board


    • Law degree is required
    • Law firm experience (large firm) preferred
    • Prior experience working as an attorney preferred
    • Marketing experience and skilled at networking with the highest levels of leadership both internally, and with clients


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