Veteran legal recruiter John Gilmore said that, although legal has long been considered a recession-proof sector, he isn’t taking the current in-house hiring boom for granted.

“I’ve been in [corporate recruiting] for 33 years. I’ve been through three different downturns, and downturns aren’t fun in this business,” said John Gilmore, managing partner of BarkerGilmore. “I watch the business world closely, and I see what’s going on. I’m not going to be naive about it.”