Human Resources Assistant

Location: New York

Contact(s): Tracey Breslin

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is currently seeking applicants for an entry level position in their Human Resources Department in its New York office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to start their Human Resources career.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for data entry in the Firm’s HR system, including processing of new hires, departures and other changes.
  • Assist with onboarding and orientation for new administrative staff employees, including initiating background checks, collecting new hire documentation, and reviewing firm policies, benefits plans and other programs. Assist with administrative staff and paralegal recruitment, including job postings and interview scheduling.
  • Assist with Firm and HR initiatives including, but not limited to, Staff Appreciation, Holiday Party, Wellness Programs.
  • Assist with organizing departmental meeting and program logistics including scheduling, securing meeting rooms, coordinating meeting room set-up and materials, and technical trouble-shooting.
  • Assist with maintaining employee files departmental filing.
  • Provide other ad hoc support as needed.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail



EEOC: Cadwalader is an equal opportunity employer. We offer opportunities to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or status in any group protected by federal, state or local law.