Legal and Compliance Executive Search Blog


Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Apr 02, 2018

As this article in Above the Law indicates, privacy law is a growing field. We are already seeing an increase in demand for lawyers with any sort of data privacy and/or cybersecurity experience, and we expect this trend to continue in the foreseeable future. Just in Austin alone, we have two openings for attorneys with 1-7 years of data privacy or cybersecurity expertise. Depending on the attorneys' backgrounds, the firm might be willing to train and let them learn this area of the law on-the-job. Please send your resume to and reference "Data Privacy Openings" for more details. These opportunities are with a boutique firm with a long and successful track record and where partnership is a realistic and viable goal.

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Topics: legal specialization, job market, texas law jobs

Texas Legal Recruiting remains strong in 2016 for In-house and Law Firm Jobs

Posted by Momentum Legal on Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Last week, Texas Monthly summarized the results of a new report from Citi Private Bank's Law Firm Group, that showed that demand at Texas law firms dropped by 7.1 percent the first half of 2016. 

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Topics: law jobs, texas, job market, legal


Posted by Momentum Legal on Tue, Apr 19, 2016

We were recently asked to make a presentation to managing partners of small law firms in Texas on best hiring practices.  In preparation for this seminar talk, we were reminded of the importance of RETAINING existing talent.

Hiring is just the start of building a team, once someone is found and trained, the law firm or legal department needs to know how to KEEP them!  
The costs of turnover are mostly hidden, but affect the bottom line of small law firms significantly.  

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Topics: law jobs, job success, Labor/Employment, law firms, lawyers, paralegal jobs, legal salary, job market, legal, legal jobs

5 Tips For Acing Your First Few Weeks At A New Job

Posted by Momentum Legal on Tue, Sep 01, 2015

The following article by Phil Strazzulla about transitioning to a new job is right on the mark.   Everyone who starts a new job feels disoriented and frustrated at first.   In addition to the 5 Tips below, we would add one more really important one:  

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Topics: job success, hiring, Success, job market

Job Seekers More Choosy...

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, May 11, 2015

According to Austin-based Indeed (as reported in the attached article by Michael Theis in the Austin Business Journal) there are only 1.7 unemployed job seekers for every opening.  This is down from 6.2 in 2009. Although the legal job market hasn’t rebounded  this strongly, it remains strong in Texas, despite the plunge in oil prices last year which swiftly and harshly affected the energy sector.

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Topics: job market