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Practicing in Silicon Valley

California's Silicon Valley has no strict geographic definitions, but it's more than a state of mind-it's a state of income. People come here to get rich; those who go broke have to leave. Long-time residents used to lament the disappearance of apricot and cherry orchards-and homes for under $100,000-in sunny Santa Clara Valley. Now locals reminisce about the money that used to grow on dot-com trees and starter homes that sold for under a million.

Yet in an area that prides itself on moving information at the speed of light, there's no sense of being mired in the past-just in the gnarled traffic that snakes its way around the leafy eastern and southern suburbs of San Francisco, through big-city wannabe San Jose and over the hills to Santa Cruz. Arriving lawyers can look ahead to helping newly minted Google millionaires spend their fortunes, managing Oracle's PeopleSoft takeover, and venturing optimists' capital. Just as the rain here proves every winter, there's still green in them thar hills.


A surprising number of fine arts lovers still make the hourlong freeway trek to San Francisco, but the San Francisco Symphony also has a mini-season at the Flint Center in Cupertino (home of Apple), and the San Jose Opera has a jewel of an auditorium. Music hipsters also tend to go to S.F. for their fixes, but over-40s who like cabernet with their concerts find their favorite artists at the outdoor Mountain Winery in Saratoga.


Parcel 104 has an unlikely setting-the Marriott in Santa Clara-but chef Bradley Ogden (who also operates the upscale Lark Creek Inn chain) has created a place for hushed conversations, marked by "wows" when the artfully presented Franco-Californian fare arrives. Some might think power breakfasts at Il Fornaio in Palo Alto are passé, but don't tell that to Google co-founder Larry Page. For lunch, the region's ethnic diversity means you're likely to grab a quick meal or go out as a group to an Indian buffet, a Vietnamese noodle house, or a Mexican restaurant; your best options are found on Castro Street in Mountain View.


Food is a prime factor in after-hours socializing. For beer drinkers (and noise lovers), the choices are between brewpub chains: the Tied House (Mountain View and San Jose) or Gordon Biersch (Palo Alto and San Jose). Wine and martini quaffers head to the bar at Zibbibo's in Palo Alto, then stay for Mediterranean food and local celebrity-gazing. In San Jose, the tri-level Agenda Lounge has something for all comers: live acts upstairs, drinks and grub on the main floor, DJ downstairs.


Here's where the salaries, stock options, and settlements that lawyers negotiate really come into play. Everyone can enjoy the area's mild weather, but if you want a great view, a good school, or a sizable yard of any quality, you have to pony up big time. When you've got cash to flash, you'll find your stuccoed perch in Los Altos Hills; the discreetly filthy rich prefer Woodside, Atherton, or Saratoga. Palo Alto is big enough to have options for families, young professionals, and graduate students (on generous scholarships), but the most affordable choices in condos and apartments are strung along soulless streets in Mountain View and Sunnyvale.


While San Jose proper lags in cool places to live, its shopping scene enjoys Santana Row-a completely artificial but nonetheless charming "boulevard" of cafes, restaurants, and upscale chain stores. The outdoor Stanford Shopping Center sprawls next to its namesake university, with more-of-the- same chains, plus department stores, gourmet groceries, and lots of planters in bloom. Kepler's Books in Menlo Park remains the area's premier bookstore, aided by the people-watching and cafe lattes at Cafe Borrone.

Palo Alto (CA) Overview

Palo Alto, which is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is the central setting for Silicon Valley, which is the technology capital of the United States. If it is high tech, it is from Silicon Valley and Palo Alto. Economically speaking, this area accounts for over one-third of all major venture investments in the United States.Palo Alto has a large legal community and is filled with many small law firms as well as several of the best law firms in the nation.

Palo Alto is a delightful place to live and work. There are walking and biking trails in the many city parks and nature refuges/areas located in Palo Alto.The downtown area of Palo Alto is a diverse mix of residential as well as business areas all together in one community. Businesses do very well in Palo Alto due to the fact that many are locally owned and operated.

Offering Leading Attorney Placement Services in Palo Alto

BCG Attorney Search's Palo Alto office is well-known for successfully placing attorneys in top law firms in Palo Alto and Silicon Valley. These include firms such as: Alston & Bird LLP; Arnold & Porter LLP; Baker Botts LLP; Baker & McKenzie; Bingham McCutchen; Cooley LLP; Covington & Burling LLP; Dechert LLP; DLA Piper LLP; Dorsey & Whitney; Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Fenwick & West LLP; Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP; Fish & Richardson; Foley & Lardner LLP; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Greenberg Traurig; Haynes and Boone, LLP; Jones Day; K&L Gates LLP; Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; King & Spalding; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Latham & Watkins LLP; Littler Mendelson; Mayer Brown LLP; McGuire Woods LLP; McKool Smith; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; Morrison & Foerster LLP; Nixon Peabody LLP; O'Melveny & Myers LLP; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP; Paul Hastings LLP; Perkins Coie LLP; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP; Reed Smith LLP; Ropes & Gray LLP; Shearman & Sterling LLP; Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton; Sidley Austin LLP; Simpson Thacher& Bartlett LLP; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Squire Sanders; Steptoe & Johnson LLP; Vinson & Elkins LLP; Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; White & Case LLP; WilmerHale; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; and Winston & Strawn LLP.

BCG Attorney Search's Palo Alto recruiters have always gone above and beyond all other legal recruiting companies because our recruiters are former attorneys who have a deep knowledge of the legal marketplace and we know what the most prestigious law firms are looking for in an attorney candidate. We take pride in the long-lasting relationships that we have formed with the top law firms and attorneys in Palo Alto, as well as throughout the nation.

We Thoroughly Screen Attorney Candidates

Palo Alto recruiters at BCG Attorney Search comprehensively screen each attorney candidate to ensure that we know their complete academic, litigation and personal history. We also work hand-in-hand with each attorney candidate to get to them personally to determine whether they will be a perfect match for the law firm. We want to ensure future success for each candidate and law firm.

Monitoring Local and International Legal Markets

Our recruiters in Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, and other areas monitor the United States, as well as international countries to ensure that our candidates have the opportunity to be first in line to interview with the top law firms in the United States, as well as internationally if they so choose. We take the time to get to know each law firm that we service so that we have a deep knowledge of the firm's expertise, clients, culture and expectations, allowing us to quickly determine which law firm each candidate will be best suited for.

Building Long-Lasting Relationships with Palo Alto Law Firms

We have built lasting relationships with some of the best law firms in Palo Alto and throughout the entire United States. We know the legal marketplace inside and out and we always make sure that our candidates are fully prepared as we take them through each step of the recruiting process individually. We make sure that our attorneys are well-prepared for the personal interview process, and we always follow up with the attorney, as well as the law firm, after the interview.

The recruiters in our Palo Alto office bring a lot of valuable insight to the legal recruiting process. Since they have worked in the legal marketplace for many years, they have the knowledge, experience and professional ability to determine where every attorney candidate should be placed to give the attorney, as well as the law firm, the best chance for a successful relationship and a positive future.

We Follow a Code of Conduct at All Times

We always adhere to strict confidentiality for our attorney candidates as well as to the law firm that we are providing service to. We have a Code of Conduct which is unsurpassed by any other recruiting firm, and we take pride that our standards for confidentiality to our clients are always held high. We will never release any information about an attorney to any law firm without the precise approval from the attorney. We also guarantee each law firm that we will know their hiring needs, their culture and work ethics to be able to ensure them that we will always send the best attorney candidates to them. Our goal is always to provide the best knowledge to each and every attorney client that we work with in order to allow them the success that they are seeking with the best law firms in the nation.

Our Palo Alto Recruiters

In addition to giving the best candidates the best opportunities, all of our recruiters at BCG Attorney Search bring their unique expertise, knowledge, resources, insight, and experience to the table.These assets enable us to assist legal professionals and firms throughout Palo Alto better than any other Palo Alto legal recruiting firm.

Areas of Specialization

  • Antitrust
  • Antitrust and Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy, Oil, and Gas
  • Energy and Project Finance
  • Environmental
  • ERISA/Employee Benefits
  • Investment Management
  • IP/Technology Transactions
  • Litigation
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Food & Drug Administration
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property – Litigation
  • Intellectual Property – Patent
  • Trademark/Copyright
  • International Trade
  • Internet/E-Commerce
  • Securities Litigation
  • Tax
  • Telecommunications
  • Trusts and Estates
  • White Collar Crime

Kinds of Placements
  • Am Law 100/200
  • Mid-sized Law Firms
  • Top Boutiques
  • Specialized Small Firms
  • Partner
  • Associates of Counsel
  • Patent Agents

Palo Alto, California Recruiters

Evan Anderson, Managing Director

Evan Anderson is Managing Director of BCG Attorney Search's San Francisco office and represents candidate all over the West coast . . .

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The 2013 Spring BCG Attorney Search State of the Market Report can be found at:

The 2012 Fall BCG Attorney Search State of the Market Report can be found at:

The 2012 Spring BCG Attorney Search State of the Market Report can be found at:

The 2011 Summer BCG Attorney Search State of the Market Report can be found at:

The 2011 Spring BCG Attorney Search State of the Market Report can be found at:

The 2010 Fall BCG Attorney Search State of the Market Report can be found at:

The 2014 BCG Attorney Search Guide to America's Top 50 Law Schools can be found at:

The 2012 BCG Attorney Search Guide to America’s Top 50 Law Schools can be found at:

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