Jersey City-based Segal McCambridge of Jersey City on Thursday announced that Shareholder Alexander Schaffel was promoted to director of recruiting & development, a newly established position at the firm. Schaffel has experience in legal areas such as toxic tort and general liability; his professional experience also entails human resources and recruiting, making him a natural fit for this role.
Schaffel will lead firmwide efforts to attract and retain top-tier legal talent and assist with professional development. His duties will entail fostering talent development via lateral recruiting, evaluating hiring needs and overseeing internship programs in collaboration with top universities and law education programs. Additionally, Schaffel will plan and implement internal training programs and strategies to assist new attorneys with integration within the firm.
“Alex has been with the firm for seven years. In that time, he has demonstrated the skills necessary to help the firm continue to find and develop world-class legal talent,” Jason Eckerly, managing shareholder of the firm, said. “In this position, Alex will work closely with the firm’s leadership to support our strategic initiatives for attorney recruiting, hiring and development.”
“Thank you to Jason and the entire leadership team at Segal McCambridge for providing me this opportunity,” Schaffel said. “Our top priority at the firm is drawing in the best, most capable legal professionals as we spearhead the growth of our firm for many years to come.”