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GARRISON & SISSON, INC.
655 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 429-5630
Fax: (202) 659-2028
Profile: Voted Washington, DC's best attorney search firm in 2011 (Legal Times/American Lawyer Media survey). Drawing on over 75 years of collective recruiting experience, G&S recruiters offer encyclopedic knowledge of the Washington, DC metropolitan legal community. Since 1986, G&S recruiters have placed well over 1000 attorneys at law firms (including all of Washington, DC's 50 largest law firm offices and nearly every elite boutique) and public and private corporations in and outside of the region.
Divisions: G&S has three divisions:
(1) Partner and Practice Group;
(2) Associate and Counsel; and
(3) In-House. Martha Ann Sisson and Dan Binstock head our Partner and Practice Group Division. Matt Schwartz heads our Associate and Counsel Division. Representing public and private companies, consulting firms, non-profit organizations and trade associations, Nancy Palermo and Martha Ann Sisson head our In-House Division.
Specialized Focus: Law firm and in-house placements in the Washington, DC metropolitan region (including Northern Virginia and Maryland).
Philosophy/Approach: We provide our clients an advantage in the highly competitive lateral market. Our philosophy/approach is as follows:
We are focused.
We are straight-shooters.
We develop long lasting and personal relationships.
We work extremely hard.
We have high expectations.
We focus on the small details.
We always study the market.
We meet with most every candidate and client we work with.
We don't cut corners.
We earn repeat business.
We are discrete.
We love what we do.
We take our work, not ourselves, seriously.
We have fun (most of the time).
Percentage Of Business Devoted To
Placing Attorneys: 100%
Percentage Of Law Firm Placements vs. In-House: 70% vs. 30%
Recognized Authorities: G&S recruiters are regarded as Washington, DC's most connected, respected, powerful, and trusted attorney recruiters. They lecture on the Washington, DC legal market at prominent law schools around the country, lead programs at industry conferences, and contribute articles to and/or appear as sources in national legal and business publications.
Notes: Member of NALSC. Certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women's Business Enterprise.
MAJOR, LINDSEY & AFRICA®
555 Twelfth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Phone: (202) 628-0660
Toll Free: 1-877-482-1010
Branch Locations: Throughout the U.S., London, Hong Kong and Tokyo
Legal Specialties: Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in a recent national survey of America’s top law firms.
Recruiters placing attorneys: More than 125 recruiters worldwide
Percentage of business devoted to placing attorneys: 99% Permanent attorney placements, 1% Law Firm Management
Geographic areas covered: Global coverage, focus on U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East
Placement Specialties: Partners, Associates, General Counsel, In-House Counsel and Law Firm Management
MAZIE & COMPANY
2300 M Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 973-2812
Fax: (202) 478-2556
Profile: Handles permanent placements only. Seventy-five percent of business is from placing individual partners and associates in law firms; twenty-five percent is from acquisitions, mergers, and transfers of practice groups. Richard Mazie has extensive experience in career counseling for lawyers and law firm management. He has spoken to various groups on career issues and trends relevant to associates, partners, and in-house counsel; and to law firm managers on growth through lateral acquisitions and retention.