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San Francisco is a fabulous place to live. If the city's rolling hills, sweeping views, and painted Victorians aren't beautiful enough for you, head to Tahoe, Yosemite, or Big Sur, each less than a half-day's drive away. The Bay City's proximity to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys fuels a cultish devotion to fine food and wine. And a long tradition of live-and-let-live tolerance has produced a diverse, never-dull citizenry. Worldly yet down-to-earth, liberal-minded but hardworking, San Franciscans take pride in their city's reputation as the American Paris. Hell, some call Paris the French San Francisco.


The landmark Fillmore is the place where Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane made history; today you can catch acts from Alanis Morissette to Musiq. The sleek San Francisco Museum of Modern Art building, opened in 1995, is a work of art in its own right-never mind that the museum showcases leading Left Coast talent. Of the city's many world-famous tourist attractions, locals place spooky, foggy Alcatraz at the top of the list. The hugely popular Bay to Breakers 12k run, held each May, draws an only-in-San Francisco mix of world-class athletes, everyday fitness enthusiasts, drag queens, and nudists.


Edgy, postindustrial neighborhoods like SoMa ("south of Market") are cool. If you'd rather live in a classic San Franciscan Victorian, check out Noe Valley. The Marina is a preferred mating area for young urban professionals (locals call them Gap Republicans). After you've made managing partner, head for Pacific Heights-the storied hilltop mansion district with the drop-dead views of San Francisco Bay.


Union Square is SF's answer to New York's SoHo or Chicago's Miracle Mile. In addition to the major department stores (Neiman Marcus, Tiffany, Saks), you'll find Armani, Gucci, and other high-end boutiques. Women of a certain tax bracket flock to Heather on upper Fillmore for upscale fashions from lesser-known designers. Rolo Garage, in SoMa, sells of-the-moment designer clothes at a discount. Still fond of batik? Cruise the neo-hippie shops in the Haight-Ashbury.


After work, meet for a martini at Bix, a '30s-style supper club, or go celebrity spotting (Francis Ford Coppola) at the charming, elegant Tosca Cafe. If you're in the Castro, stop in at the Cafe, a casual bar and lounge with pool tables and a dance floor that draws a fabulous crowd of gays and lipstick lesbians. Club Six attracts a mixed, fun-loving set that bobs along to a deep-house soundtrack. And it doesn't get any cooler (Ha!) than Sno-Drift, a club built to look like a ski lodge.


After decades of dazzling lawyers and other professionals with its creative seafood specialties, Aqua is still the gold-card standard for power lunches. The Slanted Door has drawn gushing reviews for its haute Vietnamese cuisine. Berkeley's Chez Panisse is where legendary chef Alice Waters launched the ultra-fresh local seasonal ingredients movement; if you even pretend to be a foodie, make the pilgrimage.

San Francisco (SF) Overview

San Francisco, also known as the City by the Bay, is a melting pot of diversity and culture. Home to a population of over 825,000 residents, it is also a tourist attraction for nearly 16 million visitors each year. San Francisco is also home to many top law firms and legal organizations, and is home to thousands of members of the legal community. With many non-profit and civil rights organizations located in and around San Francisco, there are many unique legal opportunities there. This attracts diverse attorneys and other legal professionals to the area.

We Help Attorneys in San Francisco Get Hired by Law Firms

Throughout the years, BCG Attorney Search has helped place attorneys in top law firms in San Francisco, including the following law firms which it has recently placed attorneys at:

San Francisco recruiters at BCG Attorney Search know what the best law firms are looking for, and we match each law firm with the most suitable attorney candidates. We have built a deep bond with the top law firms in the United States, as well as internationally, and we take pride in knowing that we are the top legal recruiting firm in the nation.

Matching Legal Professionals and Firms in San Francisco

We work hand-in-hand with each attorney candidate that we assist through the recruiting process. Unlike most recruiting firms in San Francisco, our recruiters have worked in the legal field as attorneys themselves and they understand the legal field and the law firms that we serve. We use our experience and knowledge to make a perfect match between the attorney candidate and the law firm each and every time.

Placing Attorneys in Law Firms Locally, Nationally and Abroad

Our recruiters monitor daily the legal market in the San Francisco area, as well as throughout the entire United States and internationally, to locate the top law firms throughout the world. We strive to ensure that each attorney candidate has the opportunity to interview for a position with the best law firms in the nation, according to their educational background, work ethics, litigation history, and personality. We want to be able to place the best attorney with the best law firm possible to ensure lifelong success for both.

We Have a Strict Code of Conduct

We adhere to a strict Code of Conduct with our attorney candidates and each law firm that we work with. Our confidentiality is not surpassed by any other recruiting firms in the nation. We always keep everything strictly confidential and will never share information about an attorney with any law firm that the attorney has not given their direct approval to share with. We are also able to ensure each law firm that we will know their work ethics and hiring needs explicitly, so that we can match the perfect attorney candidate with them.

We have very creative recruiters who will walk step-by-step with each attorney candidate to ensure that they have the knowledge necessary to succeed with their direct presentation to the law firm. We always follow up with both the attorney candidate and the law firm after the interview process. We have built very solid long-term relationships with the law firms and the attorneys that we work with and we take pride in knowing that we have the contacts necessary to be able to place each attorney candidate with the law firm that will be the absolute best fit for both.

We provide service to top-tier law firms and we always ensure that the attorney candidate is a perfect match for the law firm. We provide extremely thorough screening, as well as personal knowledge of each attorney candidate and we are always professional and responsive to each attorney candidate and law firm we work with. We are the leading legal market experts and we take pride in how we handle each client's needs to maximize their success as individuals and firms.

Areas of Specialization

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

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BCG Attorney Search Lateral Moves Report For California - San Francisco

Lateral Partners Practice Area New Firm
(Previous Firm)
Year of Movement Firm(s) Worked With Location Designation
Mark Perlow Corporate Dechert (K&L Gates) 2015-07 Dechert; K&L Gates; Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of General Counsel; US Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement San Francisco Partner
Robert Carrol Employment, Litigation Arent Fox (Nixon Peabody) 2015-07 Arent Fox; Nixon Peabody San Francisco, California Partner
Denis Shanagher Real Estate, Litigation Duane Morris LLP (McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP) 2015-07 Duane Morris LLP; McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP; Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP; Preuss Walker & Shanagher San Francisco, California Partner
John "Clint" Callan Jr Real Estate Duane Morris LLP (McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP) 2015-07 Duane Morris LLP; McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP San Francisco, California Partner
Alice Suet Yee Barkley Real Estate Duane Morris LLP (McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP) 2015-07 Duane Morris LLP; McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP; Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP; Law Offices of Alice Barkley San Francisco, California Of Counsel
Michael Durkee Enivronmental, Real Estate Nossaman LLP (McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP) 2015-06 Nossaman LLP; McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP; Wactor & Wick LLP; Allen Matkins Law Firm San Francisco, CA Partner
Mordecai Boone Litigation McKenna Long & Aldridge (Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani) 2015-06 McKenna Long & Aldridge; Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani; Shook, Hardy & Bacon; US Navy San Francisco Partner
Michael Westheimer Employment, Litigation Ogletree Deakins(Buchalter Nemer) 2015-06 Ogletree Deakins; Buchalter Nemer; Baker & McKenzie; Sedgwick LLP; Liebert Cassidy Whitmore San Francisco, California Shareholder
Jason Bartlett Intellectual Property Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP (Morrison & Foerster LLP) 2015-05 Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP; Morrison & Foerster LLP; Brown & Bain San Francisco Bay Area Attorney
James Learner corporate Kirkland & Ellis (HGGC) 2015-02 Kirkland & Ellis;HGGC, LLC San Francisco Bay Area Managing Partner
Bonny Sweeney Antitrust Hausfeld LLP (Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd) 2015-01 Hausfeld; Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP; Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach San Francisco, California Partner
Ashley Dunning Litigation Nossaman (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) 2015-01 Nossaman;Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP San Francisco Bay Area Partner
James Day Civil, Intellectual Property Farella Braun + Martel (Latham) 2015-01 Farella Braun + Martel LLP; Latham & Watkins; Mozart Systems San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Anthony "Tony" Rodriguez Corporate Donahue Fitzgerald (Morrison & Foerster) 2015-01 Donahue Fitzgerald LLP; Morrison & Foerster; Best Best & Krieger LLP San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Stephen Clinton Corporate Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice (Bingham McCutchen) 2015-01 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP; Bingham McCutchen (Morgan Lewis); Foley & Lardner LLP; Nixon Peabody San Francisco Bay Area Corporate Attorney
Charles "Chuck" Holland Intellectual Property Strategic Innovation IP Law Offices (K&L Gates) 2014-12 Strategic Innovation IP Law Offices; K&L Gates; Morrison & Foerster LLP San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Haywood Gilliam Jr Corporate U.S. Department of Justice (Covington & Burling) 2014-12 U.S. Department of Justice; Covington & Burling's;Bingham McCutchen;Bingham McCutchen San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Brett Schuman Intellectual Property Goodwin Procter LLP (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP) 2014-12 Goodwin Procter; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius;Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Matthew Dickman Corporate Kirkland (Debevoise & Plimpton) 2014-12 Kirkland; Debevoise & Plimpton;Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP;Covington & Burling;J.P. Morgan San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Aaron Rofkahr Corporate Chevron (O'Melveny & Myers) 2014-12 Chevron;O'Melveny & Myers LLP San Francisco, California Senior Counsel
Malcolm Goeschl Immigration Goeschl Law Corp (Morgan Lewis) 2014-11 Goeschl Law Corp; Morgan Lewis; Cooley Godward Kronish LLP San Francisco Bay Area Principal Attorney
Doris Kaelin Bankruptcy Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani (Berliner Cohen) 2014-11 Gordon & Rees, LLP; Berliner Cohen; Murray & Murray, A Professional Corporation San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Geoffrey Howard Intellectual Property Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (Bingham McCutchen LLP) 2014-11 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP;Bingham McCutchen; Morgan Lewis San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Noelle Matteson Corporate Avago Technologies (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) 2014-11 Avago Technologies; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman ;Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP;Thelen Reid & Priest LLP San Francisco Bay Area Senior Corporate & Securities Counsel
Matthew Fischer Intellectual Property San Mateo (Sedgwick) 2014-11 Marketo;Sedgwick LLP San Francisco Bay Area Senior Counsel of Privacy and Product
Julia Cowles Banking LOYAL3 (Davis Polk & Wardwell) 2014-11 LOYAL3; Hamilton College; Davis Polk & Wardwell; World Savvy; HiPower; Deutsche Bank Microcredit Development Fund San Francisco Bay Area General Counsel
Brandon Stroy Intellectual Property Maynard Cooper & Gal (Edwards Wildman) 2014-11 Maynard Cooper & Gale PC; Bingham McCutchen; Ropes & Gray LLP; King's County District Attorney San Francisco Bay Area Partner
John Pernick Litigation Bergeson LLP (Bingham McCutchen) 2014-11 Bergeson, LLP; Bingham McCutchen ;Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP San Francisco Bay Area Of Counsel
Charles Dyke Employment Nixon Peabody (Trucker Huss) 2014-11 Nixon Peabody LLP; Trucker Huss; Thelen, LLP San Francisco Bay Area Team Leader
Steven Baik Intellectual Property Sidley Austin (Reed Smith) 2014-11 Sidley Austin; Reed Smith San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Thomas Klein Corporate Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (Greenberg Traurig) 2014-11 Persistent Systems, Inc; Santa Clara University Law School; Greenberg Traurig; UC Davis Law School LLM Program; UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Bay Area General Counsel
Christie Olsson Brush Trust and Estate Schiff Hardin (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) 2014-11 Schiff Hardin LLP; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Aaron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle, APC San Francisco Bay Area Counsel
Sasha Rao Intellectual Property Maynard Cooper & Gale (Bingham McCutchen) 2014-10 Maynard Cooper & Gale; Bingham McCutchen San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Todd Simonson Employment Jackson Lewis (Sacks, Ricketts & Case) 2014-10 Sacks, Ricketts & Case LLP; Jackson Lewis PC; Liebert Cassidy Whitmore; Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai; Rains Lucia Stern San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Michael Dicke Litigation Fenwick & West (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) 2014-10 Fenwick & West; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Morrison & Foerster LLP; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Alison Gathright Corporate Greenberg Traurig (Kirkland & Ellis) 2014-10 Greenberg Traurig, LLP; Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; D.C. Bar Board on Professional Responsibility; San Francisco Bay Area Of Counsel
Darryl Woo Intellectual Property Vinson & Elkins (Fenwick & West) 2014-09 Vinson & Elkins LLP; Fenwick & West San Francisco, CA Partner
Mortimer Hartwell Litigation Vinson & Elkins (Morgan Lewis) 2014-09 Vinson & Elkins; Morgan Lewis San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Alison Wright ERISA Hanson Bridgett (Baker & McKenzie) 2014-09 Hanson Bridgett LLP; Baker & McKenzie LLP; Howard Rice; Trucker Huss San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Robert Phillips Cooley (Latham & Watkins) 2014-09 Cooley LLP; Latham & Watkins; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Thomas Reddy Corporate Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (Bingham McCutchen) 2014-09 Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton; Bingham McCutchen San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Karol Denniston Finance Squire Patton Boggs (Schiff Hardin) 2014-09 Squire Patton Boggs; Schiff Hardin LLP; DLA Piper; San Francisco Partner
William Leschensky Corporate Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton (Amgen) 2014-09 Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP; Amgen; KAI Pharmaceuticals (a wholly owned subsidiary of Amgen); Alexza; Surromed, Inc.Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; South San Francisco, California Counsel
Jeremy Goldman Litigation San Francisco city attorney's office (Boies, Schiller & Flexner) 2014-09 San Francisco City Attorney's Office; Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP San Francisco, California Deputy City Attorney
Matthew Warren Litigation Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (Warren Lex LLP) 2014-09 Warren Lex LLP; Quinn Emanuel; Sullivan & Cromwell LLP; Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP San Francisco, California Partner
Zuzana Ikels Health care Polsinelli (Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass) 2014-09 Polsinelli; Law360; The Recorder, No. 89 San Francisco, California Principal
Robert Fineman Insurance Elenius Frost & Walsh (Duane Morris) 2014-09 CNA Insurance; Duane Morris LLP; Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft; The Blackstone Group San Francisco Bay Area Counsel
Fletcher Alford Corporate, Litigation Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani (Dentons) 2014-08 Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani; Dentons San Francisco Bay Area Attorney
Brian Mulry Real Estate Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani (Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Raines and Ropes) 2014-08 Gordon & Rees LLP; Gagen, McCoy, McMahon, Koss, Markowitz & Raines; Morgan Miller Blair San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Mariette "Jet" Stigter Immigration Duane Morris (Berry Appleman & Leiden) 2014-08 Duane Morris LLP; Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP; Littler Mendelson, P.C.; Fisher & Phillips, LLP; Tindall & Foster, P.C.; San Francisco, CA Partner
Diana Hastings Trust and Estate McKenna Long & Aldridge (Armstrong & Hastings) 2014-08 McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP; Armstrong & Hastings LLP San Francisco Partner
Vanessa Gage Banking Reed Smith (Mayer Brown) 2014-08 Reed Smith; Mayer Brown; Chapman and Cutler LLP San Francisco Partner
Robert Andris Intellectual Property Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani (Majeski, Kohn & Bentley) 2014-07 Gordon & Rees; Ropers, Majeski San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Michael Murphy Intellectual Property Own firm (Pillsbury) 2014-07 Law Office of Michael Murphy; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Australian Federal Government; San Francisco Bay Area Technology and Business Lawyer
William Coats Intellectual Property Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg (Greenberg Traurig) 2014-07 Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg; Greenberg Traurig; Kaye Scholer LLP; White & Case LLP; Howrey & Simon San Francisco Bay Area IP Lawyer
Michael Kass Construction VLP Law Group (Pillsbury) 2014-05 VLP Law Group LLP; Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman; Redwood Day School; Pillsbury Madison & Sutro; San Francisco Bay Area Partner
John Flynn Litigation Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (McLeod, Witham & Flynn) Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati;McLeod, Witham & Flynn LLP San Francisco Bay Area Partner
Shane Brun Intellectual Property Goodwin Procter (K&L Gate) Goodwin Procter; K&L Gate; San Francisco Partner
Randall Luskey Criminal Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (U.S. attorney's office) Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe; U.S. attorney's office San Francisco Partner
Scott Nonaka International Arbitration Sidley Austin (O'Melveny & Myers) Sidley Austin; O'Melveny & Myers San Francisco, California Partner


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My recruiter has been more thorough than any other recruiter I've spoken to. I really appreciate the questions she has asked me, and the improvements she made to my resume.

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I worked with a different recruiter before I worked with BCG Attorney Search, and the difference was like night and day. My recruiter was very responsive to any questions I had, always calling me back within hours if I left a voicemail. Moreover, his knowledge of the market in the Bay Area for lateral associates was nothing short of impressive. He gave me his assessments of the strengths and weaknesses of the practices at the various law firms, which my interviews confirmed. He also gave me insight into the cultures of the different firms and where I might find the best fit. In fact, the firm he thought would be the best fit for me proved to be the firm I chose to join, and I don't think I could have made a better choice. I recommend BCG Attorney Search wholeheartedly.

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