Legal and Compliance Executive Search Blog

Jaw-Dropping Raises at Some Texas Law Firms

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Mar 28, 2013

A substantial part of our job as legal headhunters is researching and assimilating Texas market information, and current salary ranges are an important part of the service we provide to our clients and candidates.   Recent news of significant – huge  - pay raises at some big firms in Dallas and Houston really caught our attention and cause us to reflect on the similar salary bumps in 2000, 2006, and 2009.   The recent reports of pay increases of about 60%, which includes raises to base salaries as well as moving deferred compensation and bonuses to base are true for some firms, but not across the board.  Though articles report that top performers at BigLaw firms saw about $120,000 added to their salaries last month and  1st year associates can expect to make $170,000 this year, other firms are being more cautious, realizing that corporate clients are still adjusting to bill rates and the last salary bumps for new associates. 

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Topics: in-house counsel jobs, law firm hiring

New reports of lawyers going in-house at junior levels: is this an emerging trend or a few unique instances?

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Mar 28, 2013
http://www.law.com/corporatecounsel/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1363521379715&Recent_Law_School_Grads_Heading_InHouse=&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=cc20130327&src=EMC-Email&pt=Corporate%20Counsel%20Daily%20Alerts&kw=Recent%20Law%20School%20Grads%20Heading%20In-House&slreturn=20130227112342
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Topics: law jobs, Interesting Articles, in house

Thinking about going in-house? Read this first!

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Wed, Mar 27, 2013
http://www.inhouseblog.com/reasons_to_go_in-house/
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Topics: Interesting Articles, in house

Five Telephone Tips for Job-Seekers

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Mar 21, 2013
http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/jobdoc/2013/03/job-seeking_telephone_tips.html
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Topics: Interesting Articles, job interview tips, candidate interviews

Energy Company in Houston seeks Transactional attorney

Posted by Jane Pollard on Mon, Mar 18, 2013
Momentum Search Partners has been engaged by an energy company in Houston that seeks an attorney with 3-12 years of experience to help support its upstream business.   Great compensation, predictable hours, and the opportunity for advancement are only three of its desirable features.  Relevant backgrounds will include large law firm experience in acquisitions or divestitures in the energy sector, and/or preparing commercial agreements related to the exploration, development and production of energy production.  Please send inquiries to info@momentumlegal.com, and reference position number 2620.
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Topics: houston attorney opening, legal department hiring, houston lawyers

"Why Recruiters Will Be at the Heart of Our Corporate Future"

Posted by Tori Keith on Fri, Mar 15, 2013

Our Texas Legal Recruiters Agree!  We serve clients and candidates from Austin, Dallas and Houston.

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Topics: attorney recruiting

Foreclosure Attorney Needed ASAP (Dallas, downtown)

Posted by Tori Keith on Fri, Mar 15, 2013

Litigation boutique in Dallas seeks an attorney to handle a new book of foreclosure and general litigation. Wonderful group of dynamic attorneys and a great opportunity for responsibility and career mobility. Must know foreclosure litigation extensively. Part-time, contract or perm options. Work from home option. Immediate start.

Please send resume to info@momentumlegal.com

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Topics: law jobs, dallas legal jobs

Litigation Associate, Dallas

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Mar 11, 2013

Our client, a premiere litigation boutique firm in Dallas, is seeking a new litigation associate due to growth. The position promises top of the market compensation, actual experience in complex litigation across the country, and mentorship by seasoned litigators. Please email inquiries with resume to info@momentumlegal.com and reference position number 2617.

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Topics: law jobs, dallas legal jobs, law firm hiring, hiring

Contract Attorneys and Employers Beware - Overtime Required?

Posted by Momentum Legal on Wed, Mar 06, 2013
http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202590892056&slreturn=20130206173513
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Topics: Interesting Articles

In-House counsel, Houston

Posted by Tori Keith on Mon, Mar 04, 2013

Momentum Search Partners has been engaged on an exclusive basis to assist an international company in hiring its first US based In-House Counsel with responsibility for the US, Canada and Latin America.  2-6 years of litigation, contracts, human resources, and data protection in the energy or pharmaceutical industries and Bar admission in TX, CA, or NY required.  Spanish or Portuguese language strongly preferred.  Position located Houston. Must be a confident and knowledgeable decision maker with good social skills, positive self-motivated attitude and willing to travel to Europe and the Americas and work outside core hours to accommodate various time zones.  Please reference position no. 2618 and send resume to info@momentumlegal.com

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Topics: in-house counsel jobs, houston attorney opening

In-house opening in Austin for litigation attorney!

Posted by Jane Pollard on Fri, Mar 01, 2013

Momentum Search Partners has been engaged to help an international company hire a litigation counsel in Austin.    Qualified candidates will have at least six years of experience handling litigation, as well as prior in-house experience.   Candidates who have prior experience supporting H.R., handling a wide variety of contracts, and are familiar with general corporate matters are preferred.   This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic company and its excellent legal team in central Austin.  Please send inquires to info@momentumlegal.com and reference position #2582. 

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Topics: Austin Inhouse Position, austin lawyer job, austin attorney opening