PASADENA, Calif., — BCG Attorney Search, the leading national legal-recruiting firm dedicated exclusively to placing associates and partners in law firms, has opened a new office in Palo Alto, California. Already well established in the Bay Area with a BCG office in San Francisco, the decision to open a Palo Alto office reflects an intensified activity in the legal market that picked up considerably after the slow years following the Internet bubble bust.
With the reawakening of the business activity, the Silicon Valley legal market has not been far behind. This upswing in activity has been deemed a propitious time for BCG to branch out into this geographic area that is dotted with offices of national law firms. The CEO of BCG Attorney Search, Harrison Barnes, is very hopeful that the time is right to enter this particular market: "We have been covering the Silicon Valley market from our San Francisco office for some time now. However, the business activity in Palo Alto reached a point where we think it is logical to have a full-fledged office that will handle the hiring needs of law firms in this area." A number of prominent, national firms opened or re-opened offices in Silicon Valley, indicating the faith the legal community has in the strength of the local entrepreneurial spirit.
The Managing Director of BCG's Palo Alto office is Deborah Acker. Until recently a patent attorney at a leading national IP law firm, Finnegan Henderson, Deborah is well positioned for recruiting duties in her native Bay Area. As someone who went through several career transitions herself, Deborah is particularly adept at discerning human traits beyond resumes and cover letters. Her interest in professional coaching and success in seeing candidates achieve professional satisfaction at their new jobs makes Deborah confident in her new role: "I'm looking forward to helping fellow attorneys attain their goals, no matter where they are coming from or where they wish to transition to. At BCG Attorney Search, I will be able to not only help attorneys transition to new jobs, but, through the strength of our firm, afford them opportunities they would not have at any other legal-recruiting company."
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