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ALANYC | Careers | Sr. HR Manager – East Coast – ALANYC Sr. HR Manager – East Coast – ALANYC

Posted: January 18, 2021

At Seyfarth, we understand that great people are the key to our success, and we provide the opportunities to match. If you join us, you’ll work with state-of-the-art technology in a friendly and professional environment, and we will continue to invest in your professional development. If you want the freedom to grow at a firm that is invested in your future, keep reading.

As the Senior Regional Human Resources Manager, you will ensure that Seyfarth operates within the law at all times, offer counsel on human resources related issues, and serve as an effective human resources leader for day-to-day support for the New York and Washington, D.C. Offices as well as oversight for the East Coast offices HR team. You will be a member of the firm’s National Human Resources Department, reporting directly to the CHRO.​

On any given day, you will be working with firm leadership, partners, and business colleagues on a variety of requests and projects. You will:

  • Work directly with local office Managing Partners and Office Administrators to ensure effective delivery of the Human Resources function for their offices
  • Interpret and implement human resource policies and procedures for attorneys and support staff· Provide guidance and training to directors, managers and supervisors for human resource employee management including counseling, coaching, employee development and retention, warnings and performance improvement plans and termination recommendations.
  • Work with Office Administrators in each office on the performance management for support staff and paralegals and assist with salary and bonus recommendations.
  • Work collaboratively with the national HR team including the Benefits, Legal Recruiting, Attorney Talent Development, Staff Recruiting and HRIS teams.
  • Collaborate with the local offices and Benefits team to manage leaves of absence and accommodation requests.· Responsible for overseeing and/or conducting new hire orientation, onboarding process and staff integration process.
  • Conduct exit interviews and work with National HR Operations Manager for reporting and analysis of results.
  • Participate in Firm-wide project management initiatives.


  • A bachelor degree in a related field, such as business administration or human resources, is required.
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of human resources experience in large or mid-size law firms with multiple offices, with a minimum of 4-5 years in an HR management role. PHR certification preferred.
  • A strong background in employment law and EEO guidelines, employee relations and performance management and a working knowledge of health and welfare benefit programs, and recruiting and hiring processes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate across all levels.
  • Proficiency in viDesktop, Workday, and the Microsoft Office suite of products.​


Seyfarth provides competitive salary and benefits at all levels, and our culture embraces the entrepreneurial spirit of its professionals like no other firm. Our allied professionals are a collaborative team, helping to define the unique client experience offered by the firm. We understand that it takes more than attorneys to build a successful legal practice; everyone participates in our commitment to excellence. We are also proud to be an influential leader in inclusion and diversity. The firm has been recognized for our efforts by the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. We are Mansfield 2.0 certified, a reflection of our ongoing commitment to advancing candidates from underrepresented groups.


With more than 900 lawyers across 16 offices, Seyfarth Shaw LLP provides advisory, litigation, and transactional legal services to clients worldwide. Learn more about The Seyfarth Experience at www.seyfarth.com/careers/.

Seyfarth Shaw is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, change of sex or transgender status, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Seyfarth Shaw maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click EEO is the LAW and the Supplement poster through the following link. Seyfarth is an EO Employer –M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. This position is based in New York, NY 10018.

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