Established Austin law firm seeks an experienced transactional attorney. 7+ years of corporate/ business experience. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and refer to job code 2902.
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Trends in Corporate Legal Departments
Our team of Texas legal recruiters recently attended the annual conference of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), the professional organization that promulgates ethical standards and best practices in the legal recruiting profession. The key note speech was presented by James Merklinger, Vice President and General Counsel of the Association of Corporate Counsel. His talk about in-house legal department trends was insightful and we thought would be of interest to many of our readers. Below is a brief summary of our annotations:
The 8 Types of Legal Department Job Interviewers
When looking to join an in-house legal department, you will meet a variety of interviewers. Some will be lawyers and others not. While your legal department interviewers may be excellent lawyers or business people, they might not all be the most effective recruiters. You may encounter good interviewers having a bad day, inexperienced or unprepared interviewers, or those who have ineffective methods for eliciting the information they need to make the best hiring decisions.
Investments Counsel for Austin Company
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.
Please send inquiries to email@example.com and reference position number 2898.
Success Begets Success: Enhance Client Development
Competition in and among private law firms has never been greater, and the pressure on lawyers at all levels to develop new business is intense. Many law firms compete for the same business clients and being a talented lawyer with excellent legal skills is no longer enough. Today’s lawyers must have the ability to attract, retain and expand relationships with their clients, which is often easier said than done. Very few graduate from law school with business development training. Frequently, the pressure to bill sufficient hours during associates’ early years leaves little time and energy for client development efforts, especially when you’re not sure where or how to start.
Oklahoma City Energy Company Seeks Senior Counsel
Oklahoma City Energy Company seeks Senior Counsel-SEC, 5-8 years of experience. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference position number 2883.
Excellent In-House Opportunity in Austin, TX
Austin-based company seeks attorney with litigation background to manage all in-house litigation matters and oversee any regulatory examinations and audits. Suitable candidates will have between 5 and 15 years of experience, prior experience as a litigation associate in a national law firm, experience with securities litigation, and hands-on experience handling routine SEC examinations and audits. Competitive compensation and predictable hours with Austin location. Please send resumes to email@example.com and reference position number 2814.
Corporate Associate Sought For Austin TX
Top international firm seeks 2-6 year corporate associate for its Austin Texas office. Top academics and experience in M&A, private equity, venture capital, securities and/or finance required. High quality work, top compensation and great downtown location with this plumb position! pPease send resume to Tori@momentumlegal.com. Position no. 2863
Corporate Counsel Sought for Houston company
Exciting opportunity for a 3-7 year energy attorney to join a growing company. Lots of opportunity to work closely with business execs on large deals and strategic growth. Oil and gas transactional and compliance/regulatory experience required. Must be self-directed, enjoy learning new areas of law and expanding responsibilities. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-861-2905. Position # 2857
What the Growth of Austin Means to Employers and Job Seekers
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 workforce. 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.