Leverage our Platform and Grow

We are an AmLaw 200 law firm with a 150-year history and a national, full-service platform across seven offices. Our strategic growth plans focus on areas of strength where we can meaningfully serve clients. Our firm has built its success largely representing middle-market clients and high-net worth individuals. We continue to invest in core areas to support these clients: middle-market corporate transactions and governance, private equity (including their portfolio companies), and private clients and trusts and estates. We are also focused on industries and practices where we are especially competitive given our market position: energy and infrastructure, manufacturing, and internal investigations.

  • Lateral Openings

    Schiff Hardin is currently seeking qualified applicants for the follow positions:

    Multiple Offices

    Chicago Office

    Schiff Hardin is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace. We maintain a policy of considering all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, citizenship status, order of protection status, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, source of income, military or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

    Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

    Schiff Hardin provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a position please send an email to pgriffin@schiffhardin.com with the subject line "Accommodation Request."

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    “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement

  • Lateral Attorney Recruiting Q&A

    How do I apply?

    To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to Jill Attkisson, Chief Talent Officer, at jattkisson@schiffhardin.com. To see a list of our openings, click here.

    Schiff Hardin is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace. We maintain a policy of considering all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, citizenship status, order of protection status, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, source of income, military or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

    Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

    Schiff Hardin provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a position please send an email to pgriffin@schiffhardin.com with the subject line "Accommodation Request."

    Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law Poster
    “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement

    Does Schiff Hardin accept resumes from search firms?

    Yes, Schiff Hardin works with a select group of search firms. Recruiters interested in working with us should contact Jill Attkisson, Chief Talent Officer, at jattkisson@schiffhardin.com for more information. We do not accept from search firms resumes of candidates who would be joining from a judicial clerkship or who are entry-level attorneys.

    What is the interview process?

    Typically, the first step is a preliminary interview. If that interview goes well and there is mutual interest in continuing the process, we invite candidates in for a full round of interviews. For lateral associates, the full round consists of one-on-one interviews, a lunch interview with associates, and a panel interview. The panel interview is with three to four Schiff Hardin lawyers. During the panel interview, the lawyers take turns asking questions designed to gather more information about each candidate’s work, academic, and other life experiences.

    Schiff Hardin is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace. We maintain a policy of considering all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, citizenship status, order of protection status, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, source of income, military or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

    Schiff Hardin provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a position please send an email to pgriffin@schiffhardin.com with the subject line "Accommodation Request."

    "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law" Poster

    Voluntary Self- Identification

    Our firm is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion. We believe that people with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives help us build stronger and more dynamic teams, provide better service and results for our clients, and create a better and more welcoming work environment for all of our lawyers and staff. To further our commitment, we are participating in the Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule certification program. We are proud to be have received Mansfield Certification Plus in 2019 and have signed up to participate in Mansfield 3.0. Additionally, our firm is a federal government contractor and affirmative action employer and for that reason we are required to solicit and report certain demographic information from all candidates.

    To help us comply with government requirements and with the Mansfield Rule, we will ask candidates who interview us to complete a Voluntary Self-Identification Form, either before or after their interview. Submission of this self-identification information is entirely voluntary, and a candidate’s decision to provide or not provide the information will have no impact on the candidate’s employment application. Any response will be kept confidential within our talent management and HR departments and kept separate from employment files. Any information we report to the Diversity Lab will be anonymous.

     

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IN OUR WORDS

Elise H. Yu

Associate
What excited me most about Schiff was its commitment to associate development. In my short time at the firm, I’ve already participated in training opportunities that are hands-on, engaging, and—most importantly—useful. I’ve also been working closely with partners on leanly staffed teams where I’ve been challenged and my contributions are valued. I am happy to say that my experience at Schiff has been consistent with everything I learned about the firm before I joined.
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IN OUR WORDS

Sarah A. W. Fitts

Partner
I'm really impressed by the associates at Schiff. They are really excellent and I like Schiff’s approach to training and promotion. I don’t think most firms are this systematic and transparent, and it is refreshing.