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Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP Manager, HRBP in New York, New York

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world's leading global law firms with more than 4,000 lawyers and staff in 31 offices, is seeking a Manager, HRBP, reporting to the Director, Practice Group HR. Working in conjunction with Practice Group leadership and Employment Counsel, the HRBP will provide direction and counsel on both a strategic and tactical level for all human resource matters to the practice group(s) they support. Responsibilities include the overall planning, management and administration of: workforce planning, talent and performance management, engagement and retention strategies, policy interpretation, employee relations, and diversity and inclusion efforts. In addition, the HRPB will ensure compliance with the firm's policies, procedures, and business conduct as well as federal, state and local regulations.

This position can be based in any Morgan Lewis office in the US.


Functions as the primary liaison between the practice group leadership, attorneys and staff and other members of the HR team.

Ensures HR services are provided as appropriate, identifies new opportunities where HR can add value, and maintains advanced knowledge of HR issues.

Sets long and short-term goals for HR function; participates in firm-wide practice group strategic planning and initiatives.

Provides coaching, consultation and support that contributes to the needs and business direction of the practice group(s). Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues.

Collaborates with practice group leadership on new hire integration efforts, develop strategic staffing plans that effectively optimize talent, address performance gaps and develop performance and culture.

Focuses on employee engagement and retention strategies to help retain key staff by identifying trends, providing recommendations and implementing new initiatives.

Manages departure process for departing employees, conducts exit interviews and analyzes departure trends.

Effectively applies performance management to ensure that employees' level of performance and capabilities meet current and future standards.

Advises all levels of management in the areas of personnel policies, performance management, and problem resolution. Investigates complaints, makes recommendations and implements corrective action. Conducts disciplinary and/or termination meetings as needed.

Manages the 45-day check-in, annual and/or mid-year performance review process for assigned practice group(s) by participating in meetings, reviewing evaluations, and working with leadership on compensation, adjustments, and performance issues.

Liaises with other HRBPs and Centers of Excellence including Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Total Rewards, Compliance, HR Operations, and Compensation to provide support as needed in areas such as performance, leaves, benefits, employee relations, and recruiting. Collaborates with the Centers of Excellence to manage specific HR projects as well as participating in functional and cross-functional initiatives.

Maintains an in-depth knowledge of legal requirements and government regulations related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with Employment Counsel as needed/required.

No supervisory responsibilities.


Bachelor's degree in a related field.

Ideally with a minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible human resources leadership experience, preferably with at least five (5) years in a medium to large sized organization, law firm and/or professional services environment.

Equivalent combination of education and experience.

Excellent written and oral communications skills.

Participative and consultative management style.

Ability to function as a hands-on practitioner.

Ability to develop and motivate staff.

Strategically oriented; capable of identifying and accomplishing long and short-term goals, projects and activities.

Self-motivated; results oriented.

Confident manner; ability to establish credibility quickly.

Ability to work comfortably in a matrix organization.

Ability to deal positively with adversity and difficult situations.

Team player who can establish trust with all levels of personnel.

Ability to analyze complex professional documents and government regulations, respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints from clients or regulatory agencies, and effectively present information on complex or controversial topics to senior management or clients.

Qualified candidates must apply online by visiting our website at and selecting "Careers."

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 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, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Morgan Lewis is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.