Legal and Compliance Executive Search Blog

What the Growth of Austin (and Texas) Means to Employers and Job Seekers

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Fri, Jan 31, 2014
158 people move to Austin each day, and 400,000 into Texas each year. Numerous publications have marveled at the growth and economic strength of our Lone Star State in the past year – such as Forbes, USA Today, Bloomberg and Kiplingers to name a few. Two recent reports caught our attention and prompted our legal recruiters to ask what these trends mean for both employers seeking top talent for highly skilled jobs and job seekers in a competitive, educated work force. As legal recruiters based in Texas and with extensive experience here, we see firsthand the impact of these factors at play as well as some significant secondary consequences that we thought our clients and candidates would find helpful.

The Milken Institute recently published a report that names Austin the “Best Performing Large City” in the US for 2013[1]. They explained the top ranking was determined by the high level of short and long-term job growth, a diverse and expanding technology industry, strong entrepreneurial success, high quality jobs and wages, a favorable business climate, a high quality, educated work force and savvy recruiting efforts by the city[2]. The report notes wages in Austin total $9.9 billion per year and that the next five years will see gains in eight industries: clean technology, data centers, digital media, HQ/regional offices, medical device/biosciences, semiconductors, software and wireless.

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Experienced Litigator Wanted - Houston

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Wed, Jan 29, 2014

If you are available for the next 6 months to 1 year, and are a top notch attorney with strong commercial litigation experience, we have an opportunity in downtown Houston that may be right for you.  This is a long-term project that involves complex document review, drafting and arguing motions, deposition preparation and taking/defending fact and expert witness depositions.  The work load is 40 hours per week, with overtime on occasion, in the firm’s office.  

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Mid-Level Litigator Sought for Austin firm

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Immediate need for an experienced litigator to manage a products liability docket for mid-size law firm. Ideal candidate will have 3-8 years of litigation experience (products experience is strongly preferred). Must be licensed in TX. This position will begin as a contract assignment, but the firm ultimately needs to hire a full time lawyer. Please refer to job code 2793 and send resume to info@momentumlegal.com.

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Topics: austin legal positions, austin lawyer job, austin attorney opening

Energy Talent in Texas In High Demand

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Jan 27, 2014

Our network of energy professionals can help companies win the talent war

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In-House - Sr. Downstream Attorney - S. Florida

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Jan 20, 2014

Great leadership and growth opportunity for experienced (10+ years) attorney to handle wide range of downstream transactional and commercial agreements for premier energy company.  Oil and Gas industry experience required as well as significant expertise in acquisitions, joint ventures, complex contracts, commercial agreements and downstream fuel-related transactions.  Excellent compensation package; relocation available.  Please refer to position no. 2796 and send resume to info@momentumlegal.com.

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Topics: in-house counsel jobs, in house, energy attorney, oil and gas

Legal Assistant Opportunity, Immigration, Austin

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Jan 20, 2014

Junior level (0-3 years of experience) legal assistant is needed for an Austin-based Immigration law firm.  Must be bilingual (Spanish/ English).  New paralegal grads are encouraged to apply.  Please refer to job #2795 in your reply.

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Great Opportunity for Litigation/Trial Paralegal, Austin

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Wed, Jan 15, 2014

Excellent opportunity for 2-5 year paralegal with trial and litigation experience sought for mid-size downtown firm.  Great working environment with smart, fun group of attorneys and staff.  Commercial litigation, mass tort, or IP background preferred.  Please send resume to info@momentumlegal.com and reference position no. 2787.   

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Compliance Professional Sought for Dallas Company

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Fri, Jan 10, 2014

Premier investment firm seeks Compliance Analyst to work closely with the Legal and Compliance team to assist with all aspects of the compliance program. This is an excellent opportunity to advance your career in the growing investment adviser and investment company industry.

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Topics: Jobs - Dallas, Compliance, investment

Four Texas Cities Top The List for "Driving the Future"

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Jan 09, 2014

The 15 US Cities That Are Driving The Future

 http://www.businessinsider.com/best-performing-us-cities-of-2013-2014-1?op=1#ixzz2pvhYkTjq

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Compliance Professional, London

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Jan 09, 2014

A US-based mutual fund company seeks a front-end Compliance Officer for its London office.  This position will work closely with the Global Compliance team to monitor front office trading and portfolio management.   Very well-regarded company with consistent growth and advancement
opportunities.   Must have at least five years' experience with front-end compliance in the investment management industry.  Interested applicants please send inquiries to info@momentumlegal.com and reference position 2783.  Very competitive compensation and a great opportunity!

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Topics: Compliance topics, Compliance Position

Receptionist, Downtown Austin law firm

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Jan 06, 2014

Austin office of regional law firm seeks receptionist to handle all “front office” duties.  Polished & professional demeanor prefered.  Very nice working environment!  Will handle some light administrative duties.  Please send resume to info@momentumlegal.com and reference position no. 2779.

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Public Finance Paralegal, San Antonio

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Jan 06, 2014

The San Antonio office of a national firm seeks experienced paralegal to assist with corporate formations and dissolutions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital work, IPO’s, securities and compliance.  Please send resume to info@momentumlegal.com and reference position no. 2781.

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Topics: paralegal jobs

Legal Secretary for top firm, Austin

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Jan 06, 2014

Experienced legal secretary needed for a long-term contract assignment with the Austin office of international law firm.  Word Processing, secretarial over-flow and special projects.  Send resume and reference position no. 2780 to info@momentumlegal.com

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Topics: austin legal positions, austin legal job

Current Resume Tips

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Jan 02, 2014

If a new job is on your list for 2014, consider these tips for drafting a resume reflective of current trends.

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