What type of legal searches do you perform and what is the typical size of an employer?
We act as legal recruiters for law firms ranging in size from small, specialized boutiques to the largest global firms. We also recruit for private and public companies, partnerships, investment managers, universities and not-for-profits of all sizes. We conduct searches for practice groups, partners, associates, general counsels, assistant and associate general counsels, corporate counsels, compliance officers and law school deans.
Do you recruit nationally as well as around the Chicago area?
While most of our legal searches are for Chicago-based employers or for Chicago offices of international organizations, we have preformed searches for Chicago-based clients in other locations and for former clients who have relocated out of the area but still wish to utilize our legal recruiting expertise.
Are your searches performed under a retainer agreement or on contingency?
We believe that the contingency approach best aligns our client’s interest with our own. Under contingency we are only paid upon the successful placement of an attorney with the employer.
Why are your legal searches performed on an exclusive basis?
We are committed to placing the best candidate who meets the needs of the employer. Exclusivity allows us to streamline the process for the employer and to benchmark all the candidates against each other on a consistent set of criteria. This assures that the top candidates rise to the top, and only those candidates are then presented to the employer for evaluation.
Does size matter?
Although an extensive network of highly-qualified, local contacts is certainly beneficial, the internet, commercial databases and electronic communication has commoditized access to legal talent. Thus, the single most important element in a successful legal search is the critical evaluation of legal talent under a consistently applied, exacting rubric by experienced legal recruiting professionals. Atticus Recruiting’s principal recruiters participate and share equally in all search results. This eliminates internal conflicts and lobbying efforts in the name of commissions and sales quotas. Our sole aim is the successful and lasting placement of the best attorney candidate for your organization’s need. Contact Atticus Recruiting to started on your next hire.