Legal and Compliance Executive Search Blog


Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Fri, Jan 05, 2018

As legal and compliance recruiters in Texas, we continue to work with corporations who are improving their legal operations and getting more out of every dollar of legal spend. General Counsels remain focused on optimizing performance and creating new efficiencies in order to positively contribute to the bottom-line. Creating a well-run legal machine with enhanced productivity and improved efficiencies requires lawyers to combine their legal knowledge with business judgement. Enter stage right – Legal Operations Specialists – now indispensable members of the corporate legal team. Legal Operations Specialists arrive at their specialty through myriad paths, from legal work as an attorney or paralegal, an I.T. background, accounting, or other internal operations.

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Topics: legal market news, Legal Department Titles, legal specialization

Texas Top Market for AmLaw 100 Firms in 2014

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Tue, May 12, 2015

Texas was one of the top four hottest markets for AmLaw 100 firms last year, despite falling oil prices in the latter halof the year. See Drew Combs' article in The American Lawyer for more specifics on increases in deals, profits per partner, and revenue.

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Topics: legal market news, texas

Rainmaking Recommendation #109: Yesterday is Not Today

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Jaimie Field is so right. The practice of law (as well as all other service-oriented professions) have changed drastically. All of us who depend on personal reputations and referrals can increase our business by taking each of the steps she recommends. Good reminder for the new year!

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Topics: job success, legal market news

The 2014 Am Law 100 Report is Out

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Tue, Apr 29, 2014

"A flat year? Not so fast. Sure, The Am Law 100 posted only fractional changes in key metrics in 2013—a slight drop in average revenue per lawyer, a small increase in average profits per partner, and a tiny decrease in average compensation–all partners. But the real story is more nuanced, and interesting: It also was a year in which a handful of the richest firms got much richer, the far-flung vereins got much bigger, and almost everyone else struggled just to keep up with inflation."  

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Topics: legal market news

Momentum gains two more experienced Legal Recruiters

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Sat, Mar 08, 2014
Momentum Search Partners is pleased to announce the addition of two experienced legal staffing recruiters.
Allison McCowan and Mary Alice Naiser are teaming up with Momentum to continue to provide the excellent service their clients have come to expect.
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Allison comes to Momentum with fifteen years of legal recruiting experience in Austin. Allison is passionate about her work and prides herself on offering timely and exceptional service to clients and candidates alike. She places Attorneys, Paralegals, and Administrative Staff in both Austin law firms and in corporate legal departments on a temporary, temp to perm, and direct hire basis. In addition, Allison has extensive experience staffing document reviews on both a national and local level and with both English speakers and those fluent in foreign languages.
Allison and her family recently relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina due to her husband’s career, so she will be leading Momentum’s effort to expand into the Charlotte market. However, Allison will also continue her placement work in Austin and travel to Austin on a regular basis. She will also remain active in all of the Austin legal networking and professional groups she has always enjoyed, such as Women of Wind Energy, Capital Area Paralegals Association, the Austin Legal Professionals Association, and Women in eDiscovery. 
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A native Austinite, Mary Alice has eighteen years of experience in the legal placement industry. After attending the University of Texas, Mary Alice began her career as the Recruiting Coordinator of a large Texas law firm. Since 1996 she has sourced, recruited, and marketed candidates to law firms and corporations, managed existing clients, and developed new business. She has experience recruiting and placing legal secretaries, paralegals, legal nurse consultants, office administrators, contract administrators and attorneys.
In addition, Mary Alice has experience staffing large document review projects, having secured and managed for four plus years a one hundred lawyer document review for an international financial software and data company. Mary Alice has been an active member of the Capital Area Paralegals Association, the Austin Legal Professionals Association, and served on the Board of Women in eDiscovery. At Momentum, Mary Alice will initially focus her recruiting effort in Dallas and Houston.
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Topics: austin legal positions, attorney recruiting, legal market news, Austin events, austin legal job, austin lawyer job, legal recruiters, recruiters

Why Some Firms Have A Revolving Door of Associates

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Thu, Feb 27, 2014

In our work as legal recruiters, we talk to candidates every day about job opportunities and what they seek in a new position. Many times we actively solicit attorneys with niche practice areas for specific client needs and there are some firms we call first – because we know that job satisfaction at certain firms is low and highly qualified associates are eager for a new opportunity. But there are some firms where the job satisfaction is so high that associates rarely want to leave and won’t even consider a new opportunity, no matter how great it is.

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Topics: legal market news, law firms, associates

2013 What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

Posted by Momentum Search Partners on Mon, Dec 09, 2013

Not surprising that Energy, Regulatory, Health Care and Houston are red hot!

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Topics: legal market news