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KWATCHER LEGAL PLACEMENT LLC
101 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Tel: (617) 478-0550
Fax: (617) 478-0501
Handles permanent placements only. Fifty percent of business is from placing individual partners and associates in law firms; 25 percent is from placing in-house counsel; and 25 percent is from handling acquisitions and transfers of practice groups,and mergers of law firms. Placements range from junior associates to senior partners, and staff attorneys to general counsel. Handles a wide range of practice areas, including, but not limited to:bankruptcy,commercial finance, corporate, environmental, ERISA, intellectual property, litigation, labor and employment, real estate, and tax. Also provides consulting services relating to law firm expansion strategies, structure,and management.Clients range from AmLaw 100 firms to regional boutiques. Conducts retained and contingency searches. Mark Kwatcher has more than 27 years' experience in legal search in New England and nationally. He was also a practicing attorney in Boston.
MAJOR, LINDSEY & AFRICA®
260 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: (617) 345-4080
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
NEW ENGLAND LEGAL SEARCH, LTD.
280 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 266-6068
Fax: (617) 266-8510
Recruiters placing attorneys: all company recruiters are attorneys
Percentage of business devoted to placing attorneys: 100%
Geographic areas covered: firm focuses on the New England area, but also places attorneys worldwide through an established network of recruiters
Consulting services: compensation and management consulting
Fees: 25% of first year's total compensation on a contingency basis, rates negotiable for exclusivity; some clients on retainer; merger fees based on a percentage of acquired firm's gross billings or the acquired attorneys' total compensation.
Notes: Firm does not make recruiting approaches to client firms. New England Legal Search is the oldest attorney search firm in Boston and is a founding member of the NALSC. The company places associates and partners at law firms of all sizes and has developed a leading practice in the placement of in-house counsel, from staff attorneys to general counsels, throughout the New England area. Ms. Kline, the President of the company, is a 1982 cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of the editorial board of the Georgetown Law Journal. Following a federal clerkship in the First Circuit, Ms. Kline practiced with Boston's Nutter, McClennen & Fish. She joined NELS in 1987. Sarah Wickham Rothstein, Managing Director, is a 1997 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and was associated with White & McDermott and McDermott, Will & Emery's Boston office. Prior to law school, she spent 10 years as a marketing professional, servicing businesses in the technology industry. In addition to her law degree, Ms. Wickham Rothstein holds a Masters Degree from the Annenberg School for Communications. Neil J. Paterson, Managing Director, received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in1998. Following law school he was associated with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart and Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo and with the business law boutique, McNamara, Koenig & McCarthy