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HOUSER MARTIN MORRIS
1420 5th Avenue
Phone: (425) 457-7217
Fax: (425) 453-8726
Percentage of business devoted to
placing attorneys: Houser Martin Morris is a full-service legal/executive search firm. The Legal Division, established in 1986, generates 75 percent of firm revenue. Victoria Harris, President, has directed our attorney search practice since 1992. In her 20+ years in attorney recruitment, she has placed many hundreds of attorneys as department heads, individual partners, associates, and practice groups in law firms; and in-house counsel for public and private companies. Kristen Stred, Vice- President, came to Seattle in 1984 after graduating from Harvard Law School. Her first career was as a business attorney, including holding the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel of two publicly traded companies.
Geographic areas covered: Search assignments primarily focus in Seattle and greater Pacific Northwest; candidates are recruited locally, nationally and internationally.
2011 placements: 60% were in-house counsel opportunities, including General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel and Corporate Counsel; 40% were partners, practice groups and associates in law firms.
Fees: 30% of annual compensation for contingency work; 25% for retainers, exclusivity and multiple placements; replacement guarantee; mergers/acquisitions are generally a negotiated percentage of the acquired firm's total collections from most recent fiscal year.
Notes: Houser Martin Morris prides itself on longstanding and positive relationships with its clients and candidates. Our legal division has placed more in house and law firm attorneys in the Seattle legal market than any other search firm. We are committed to providing our clients with a diversified pool of quality candidates. We also pride ourselves on making successful matches for our candidates. As a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, Houser Martin Morris upholds the highest ethical standards in the legal search profession.
MAJOR, LINDSEY & AFRICA®
1424 Fourth Avenue
Phone: (206) 218-1010
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