CONTACT(S): Eileen Rosenberg, President
FULL-TIME RECRUI TERS: 2
PAR T-TIME RECRUI TERS: 1
PROFILE: Voted one of the top N. Y.-based
legal search firms in the NYLJ Best 2010
Rankings, Metro Legal Search has been a
strategic partner to the legal community
for over 25 years. Engaged in permanent
placements only, 65 percent of our business is from placing in-house counsel in
positions ranging from General Counsel
to staff attorneys, and 35 percent is from
placing partners, associates and groups at
With exclusives comprising approximately 20 percent of our activity, we also
conduct contingency and retainer searches.
We have significant expertise in advising on
the establishment and growth of in-house
legal departments. Other services include
interview preparation, facilitating equal opportunity initiatives and providing career
guidance and counseling.
Placing in diverse practice areas, we represent national and global corporations in a
wide range of industries, including media/
communications, high tech, manufacturing and consumer products. Our corporate
clients encompass Fortune 500 companies and other publicly and privately held
companies, as well as start-up ventures. We
also assist all types of financial institutions
in meeting their legal and non-legal staffing needs. Law firm clients include major
national and international firms, branch offices, boutique practices and smaller firms.
Metro Legal Search is headed by Eileen
Rosenberg, who entered the field in 1984
after previously practicing as a school principal in NYC. Ms. Rosenberg has advanced
degrees in management, administration
We have an outstanding track record of
placing people in the right positions, resulting in high retention rates, an extensive
referral network and satisfied candidates
who often become clients. At Metro Legal
Search, we bring professionalism and
responsive, personal involvement to each of
our search assignments.
Michaelson Associates, LLC
515 MADISON AvE.
NEW YORk, NY 10022
PHONE: (212) 750-6212
CONTACT(S): Catherine S. Michaelson, Ron
FULL-TIME RECRUI TERS: 3
PROFILE: We handle permanent placements only. Ninety percent of business is
from placing partners and associates in
law firms, and 10 percent is from placing
in-house counsel. Currently, we do mostly
Our client base is national, and we
are also known for the extensive market
research we do on the legal market, which
enables us to do very targeted searches for
clients and candidates.
Practice areas include litigation, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions,
private equity, real estate, intellectual property, tax, trusts and estates and bankruptcy.
Catherine S. Michaelson has presented
programs and advised students at Harvard
Law School for the last nine years. She has
an MBA from Columbia Business School
and a Master’s in International Affairs from
Columbia, where she was an International
Fellow and served as managing editor
of The Journal of International Affairs.
She is a past president and director of the
Columbia Business School Alumni Club
of New York and sat on the nominating
committee for the Board of Trustees of
Columbia University from 1998-2004. She
is currently on the Board of Governors of
Off-The-Record, an affiliate of the Foreign
Ron Schein came to Michaelson Associates after having been a recruiter specializing in partner placements for nine years.
Peak Counsel, Inc.
25 W. 31ST ST.
NEW YORk, NY 10001
PHONE: (212) 792-7600
FAX: (212) 792-7698
CONTACT(S): Arnold Schlanger
FULL-TIME RECRUI TERS: 8
PAR T-TIME RECRUITERS: 2
PROFILE: Peak Counsel, Inc., part of The
Peak Organization, places attorneys and
paralegals in temporary and temp-to-
perm positions in law firms, corporations,
financial institutions and government, as
well as paralegals in permanent positions.
In the past year, 40 percent of placements
were in-house, 10 percent were in law firms
with fewer than 20 lawyers, 10 percent
were in law firms with 21-100 lawyers and
40 percent were in firms with over 100
lawyers. Peak Counsel places candidates
in all practice areas, focusing on corporate
law, securities, litigation (including large
document review projects), technology, real
estate, bankruptcy, intellectual property,
banking, ERISA, tax and trusts and estates.
Counselors are all attorneys who practiced law. Peak Counsel’s principal and
manager is a graduate of The University of
Chicago Law School and was previously a
practitioner, in-house general counsel and
director of law firm business development.
Legal recruiting has been his primary focus
To augment its staffing services, Peak
Counsel formed Peak Discovery which provides managed document review services.
Peak Discovery is known for its highly
competitive fixed price document review
solution but offers hourly document review
staffing services as well. Included in its
document review solutions, Peak Discovery
offers modern, fully equipped, scalable
facilities, including the highest quality
network security, state-of-the-art hardware,
customizable layouts and secured access
premises. Also available is Peak Review
Metrics, a proprietary add-on software program with reporting functions that track
individual and group review rates, accuracy, cost and project time lines. Adaptable
to various document review platforms, this
unique metrics tool delivers unprecedented
insight into the entire review process.
OTHER LOCATION(S): Washington, DC, San
Francisco, CA, Houston, TX, Chicago, IL
PeterSan Group Inc./PeterSan
NEW YORk, NY 10018
PHONE: (212) 981-4500
FAX: (212) 981-4560
CONTACT(S): Sandrea Friedman, Peter Gold-
feder, Peter Gosule
FULL-TIME RECRUITERS: 18
PART-TIME RECRUITERS: 2
PROFILE: The PeterSan Group/PeterSan