Identifying, courting and closing lateral partner talent is as much an art as it is a science. Huntington Reynolds is a pure-play legal search firm that exclusively places laterals into law firms across North America.
Orchestrating lateral moves at this level is complex – you need a focused search firm partner that understands the nuances in the legal landscape, can reach top-performers, get them to the table and help you to negotiate a successful hiring outcome to seal-the-deal.
We know how to marry your growth objectives and law firm culture with the established & credible talent that can drive your business forward, presenting game-changing partners who will integrate seamlessly with your current leadership group, assuring a successful placement.
We operate a two-pronged approach to the placement of lateral partners and whole practice groups.
Firstly, we offer a traditional search firm model for targeted partner, or full practice-group acquisition. This can be undertaken on either a retained or contingency basis, depending on your specific requirements, your commitment to investing into a practice area, your timelines and your preferred approach. We’ll work with you to define the key attributes sought from a hire and the screening you’d like us to undertake on your behalf (competencies, book of portable business, geographical positioning, technical expertise etc.) Armed with this insight, we’ll devise a research-led strategy to map the market players across the entire legal universe, shortlist viable targets and deliver the personalised headhunting approach needed to convince those partners to take the meeting. We’ll act as a trusted extension to your internal talent team, representing your interests with discretion, framing the opportunity in a captivating way and preserving your reputation at all times. As part of this strategy we can target specific named partners, identified firms and entire practice groups with discrete approaches, should you have identified acquisitions of interest.
Secondly, we work on an opportunistic and long-term basis with core clients, introducing high-impact partners and practice groups who we are exclusively representing and/or who have commenced an active search for a strategic move. When we present a partner/group acquisition opportunity to you in this fashion, it’s because we believe they can make a significant impact to your business. We will present partners and groups who can build your stature within a practice area, scale your revenues, assist you in launching into new geographical markets and improve your competitive positioning.