General Counsel searches are unique in that specialized industry expertise is typically required, and they require more networking and sourcing than a lower level search in which qualified candidates might respond to a posting. Momentum has completed many dozens of general counsel/chief legal officer positions across multiple industries, including energy, upstream, mid-stream, and downstream oil and gas companies, oilfield services companies, healthcare providers, software companies, financial services companies, investment managers, and technology manufacturers, just to name a few.
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Recruiting for and ultimately hiring legal talent for General Counsel may be challenging, but having prior knowledge of how an in-house legal and compliance department can operate most effectively helps us to swiftly identify individuals with the required abilities, expertise, and cultural compatibility for each organization.
Our experienced legal recruiters who specialize in in-house opportunities will also recognize that a firm requires an experienced lawyer with a good understanding of the company’s business objectives. In-house legal postings frequently necessitate broad national searches for these high-level jobs, or extremely specialized searches for candidates with industry-specific expertise. With decades of experience in General Counsel and in-house placements, here at Momentum we can rely on our vast network of legal professionals that spans across the nation.
The recent wave of tech companies moving from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas, appears to be gaining momentum rather than slowing down, and these companies will continue to need help staffing their on-site legal departments as the migration continues.
Momentum has placed many chief legal officers and general counsels with privately-held, publicly-held, private-equity backed, and non-profit organizations throughout Texas and in multiple industries. We have an extensive network of senior legal talent that are suitable and interested in hearing about these types of roles. If you need a legal headhunter in Austin or any other city in Texas to assist in your company’s search for a general counsel, Momentum would be pleased to assist you.