practice to the next level. We do not believe
that partners should move simply for the
sake of moving.
Because of our deep understanding of
the New York law firm market and our
close relationships with managing partners
and chairmen, we are able to guide partner
candidates through this complex market
We take the time to understand a partner’s practice, expertise, and goals. Before
making a lateral move, we counsel and
assist our partner candidates to develop
a joint business plan with the prospective
law firm to assure that there is true synergy
and a plan for integration. This creates a
blueprint for success.
Since we exclusively work with partners,
it makes meeting with candidates more discrete and private than our competitors. Our
partner candidates will never run into their
associates or temporary/contract attorneys
when meeting with us.
The Leibow Jawin Group is made up of
professionals who are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of our partner
candidates and law firm clients. This commitment to confidentiality has earned us
the trust of the New York legal community.
A partner will never be presented to a
law firm without his or her express permission, and all precautions will be taken to
protect their privacy.
We will never disseminate confidential
information a law firm shares with us without prior authorization.
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500 5TH AVE.
NEW YORK, NY 10110
PHONE: (212) 599-2200
FAX: (212) 599-2014
CONTACT(S): Alan D. Surchin, Esq.
FULL-TIME RECRUI TERS: 30
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corporate attorneys to partners, practice
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Our Legal Team has worked with both Am
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Major, Lindsey & Africa
551 FIFTH AVE.
NEW YORK, NY 10176
PHONE: (212) 421-1011
FAX: (212) 421-1042
FULL-TIME RECRUI TERS: 23
PROFILE: Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey
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and Law Firm Management placements in
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MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting our clients’ and
candidates’ needs while maintaining the
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diversity search and has been committed
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For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best
Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most
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Members of the firm are recognized
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conferences, including the National Forum
on Lateral Partner Hiring and Retention
and annual meetings of the Association of
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Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP). Our articles are featured in
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420 LEXINGTON AVE.
NEW YORK, NY 10170
PHONE: (212) 490-0333
CONTACT(S): Marina Sirras, Jennifer Sirras
FULL-TIME RECRUITERS: 7
PART-TIME RECRUITERS: 2
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& Associates LLC (MS&A) is a women-owned and operated business that provides
recruitment services to law firms and
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MS&A has distinguished itself in a
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With more than 55 years of combined
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