Legal and Compliance Executive Search Blog

Dallas Legal Recruiter seeking Corporate Attorneys for Law Jobs in Texas

Posted by Momentum Legal on Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Texas Needs M&A Lawyers!

We've got a tremendous need in the Lone Star State for top M&A lawyers.

If you're a 1-6 year attorney (classes 2010-2016) currently practicing with an Am Law 200 firm in corporate law with exposure to M&A and private equity work, graduated in the top 15% of your law school class, and are looking to relocate to one of the best states for business (CNBC ranks Texas #2 and Forbes ranks Texas #5), contact me and let's discuss the future of your career in Texas.

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Topics: dallas legal jobs, attorney recruiting

Legal Recruiters Know Resumes.  Texas Attorneys, Make Your Resume Count!  It Will Make Getting a New Law Job Easier!

Posted by Momentum Legal on Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Your resume is the first impression you make, and first impressions are important.  You only get oneAs Legal Recruiters we read dozens of resumes a day, so we know what works.

Research has proven that the average resume gets looked at for a quick six seconds. 

For this reason, your resume needs to be concise, easy to read, and especially easy to digest. It also means that sometimes “less is more.”

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Topics: attorney recruiting, texas, resumes, legal

In-House Corporate Attorneys needed in Austin for Momentum Clients

Posted by Momentum Legal on Thu, Sep 29, 2016

Momentum has been retained on an exclusive basis to help two different companies find transactional attorneys for their legal departments. 

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Topics: attorney recruiting, austin legal job, austin legal opening, lawyers


Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Mar 31, 2016

Interview preparation is critical to any attorney or paralegal who is seeking a new position.

In addition to reviewing the employer’s website and any recent press releases about the company, lawyers should be prepared for a wide range of subjective questions that are geared towards learning about your personal style, your experience, and whether you would be a cultural fit on the legal team for which you’re interviewing.

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Topics: law jobs, attorney recruiting, job interview tips, candidate interviews, law firms, legal recruiters, corporate interview process, paralegal jobs, legal jobs


Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Mar 24, 2016

This article by Careerealism is right on the mark.

Legal Hiring Managers don’t want to see what your Objective is on your resume. It’s distracting and prevents us from getting to “the good stuff,” which is your experience and education. If you feel the need to have an initial section before you launch into your experience and education, then use a SUMMARY section instead of OBJECTIVES.

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Topics: attorney recruiting, legal recruiters, recruiters, paralegal jobs, resumes, legal jobs


Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Mar 17, 2016

We have two new openings in Houston for experienced lawyers. Please email  us at, referencing the position number indicated, if you're interested in hearing more about either of these positions.


Momentum has been engaged on an exclusive basis to help a publicly-held company hire an attorney to be the primary legal support for one of its major divisions. This attorney will handle transactions, draft and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, manage litigation, and  help management assess and minimize risk on a daily basis.

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Topics: Attorney, attorney recruiting, houston attorney opening, houston legal jobs, Jobs - Houston, houston lawyers, Houston, legal recruiters, lawyers, legal salary, houston legal job, legal jobs


Posted by Momentum Legal on Thu, Feb 25, 2016

momentum-legal-job-search-attorney-recruiting-body-language-article.jpgThis recent article from Forbes details 10 mistakes people make in their body language.

We have found that attorneys who use good body language in their interviews are the candidates most likely to get called back, and the employers who use it while interviewing our candidates make the best impression on them.

Whether you're trying to land a new job, hire a new lawyer for your company, dealing with colleagues at work, giving a presentation to potential clients, speaking before a group, or trying to make good impression with your current clients, the ten body language tips in this article are dead-on.

Here they are, for those of you who want the "Cliff Notes" version:

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Topics: attorney recruiting, job search tips, texas business recruiting, legal, legal jobs, body language

In-house Attorney Hiring Continues to be Strong in Texas

Posted by Jane Pollard on Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Legal hiring continues to be strong in the Lone Star State! 

Here are three of our new in-house  positions in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas.   Please let us know if you’re interested in hearing more details about any of the following:

San Antonio - V.P. Compliance for Healthcare Company       

We have an exclusive search for a privately-held healthcare system that’s seeking a V.P. of Compliance/ Risk Manager for their San Antonio location.  This growing company has a low turnover and opportunities for advancement.    This position will be responsible for all quality management and risk programs, regulatory compliance, and privacy issues, as well as oversee its compliance programs and accreditation standards.  It requires at least 7 years experience in risk management or quality management; a J.D. is not required but is acceptable; and prior healthcare compliance experience is strongly preferred.  The compensation package is competitive and the position will report to the CCO.  Please reference position 3148.

Houston - AGC for Environmental 

Our client, a publicly-held company in the energy industry is seeking an attorney with at least 5 years’ experience  with environmental laws and regulations in air, water and/or waste.  The position will provide compliance counseling and advice to internal clients on administrative, civil, and criminal enforcement matters as well as remediation/Superfund issues.  Very competitive base pay with ample opportunities for advancement.  Qualified candidates will have prior experience in the Environmental Group of a large law firm and a solid academic record.  Please reference position 3138.

Dallas - Alternative Career for an Oil and Gas Lawyer   

If you have at least five years of transactional experience in any area related to energy law (oil and gas, upstream, midstream/pipeline, renewable energy, oilfield services, or corporate transactions) and are interested in using your legal experience  in a non-legal role, then we have an interesting and non-traditional opportunity for you.   Salary in the low $100s with benefits, with the opportunity to work remotely.  This position could also be based in Houston or Austin.   Please reference position 3147.

Please send your resume to and reference the position you’re inquiring about.  Or forward this to any person you know who might be interested.  

If you prefer old-fashioned talking to emailing, feel free to call any of our recruiters directly at the numbers listed on our website at


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Topics: attorney recruiting, houston attorney opening, dallas law jobs, texas, Compliance Position, Inhouse

Happy New Year - Happy Attorney Hiring!

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Wed, Dec 31, 2014


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Topics: attorney recruiting, houston attorney opening, in-house counsel Houston, houston legal jobs, austin attorney opening, energy attorney

Investments Counsel for Austin Company

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Wed, May 28, 2014

Momentum Search Partners has been retained on an exclusive basis to help an Austin company find two attorneys with 5+ years of experience handling transactions for private equity and/or hedge funds. Experience handling contracts pertaining to derivatives (ISDAs) would also be relevant. Flexible hours and sophisticated work with fantastic benefits. Total cash compensation in the mid $100s (non-negotiable), so this position is for those who value the ability to live and work in downtown Austin with great benefits, interesting work, and flexible hours.

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Topics: Austin Inhouse Position, attorney recruiting, austin attorney opening