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Candidate with a Great Personality and Stable Employment History Goes In-House


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A litigation finance firm from the United Kingdom that was opening an office in New York City sought to hire a few attorneys to staff its new office. They wanted individuals with an interest in a sales-related position but who also had outstanding educational and law firm credentials. Our firm traditionally does not make in-house placements, but when a law firm clients asked us to help them with certain searches, we quickly agreed. This search was recommended by one of our clients in London.
Candidate with a Great Personality and Stable Employment History Goes In-House

My candidate worked in the same white shoe law firm since when they were a summer associate. The attorney was interested in a position that could make use of their sales skills and would also allow them to benefit from the experience they already had as a practicing attorney.
A. Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes

This attorney held outstanding educational credentials and did very well at everything they completed. The attorney also had almost a decade of work experience at the same law firm. The attorney became disillusioned with the practice of law and wanted to go into a position where they believed they could make the most of their drive and would not be beholden to compensation set by others. They wanted to have the opportunity to earn as much money as they could for working as hard as they could. Because this position was a mix of salary and performance oriented compensation based on the amount of provided litigation funding, this attorney felt the litigation finance company represented a very good opportunity.
This attorney made a very good impression and was hired by the litigation finance company from over 20 candidates we provided. What made this placement interesting, was there was nothing in the attorney’s background that would’ve indicated that they were once in a sales oriented position like this.
Everything about the attorney’s background indicated that they likely would be spending their career inside a large law firm. Here, the attorney was able to get a position in a field that took advantage of their natural skills and interest which was not reflected on their resume.
If an attorney keeps their eyes open, they can always find good new opportunities.

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About Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes is a prominent figure in the legal placement industry, known for his expertise in attorney placements and his extensive knowledge of the legal profession.

With over 25 years of experience, he has established himself as a leading voice in the field and has helped thousands of lawyers and law students find their ideal career paths.

Barnes is a former federal law clerk and associate at Quinn Emanuel and a graduate of the University of Chicago College and the University of Virginia Law School. He was a Rhodes Scholar Finalist at the University of Chicago and a member of the University of Virginia Law Review. Early in his legal career, he enrolled in Stanford Business School but dropped out because he missed legal recruiting too much.

Barnes' approach to the legal industry is rooted in his commitment to helping lawyers achieve their full potential. He believes that the key to success in the legal profession is to be proactive, persistent, and disciplined in one's approach to work and life. He encourages lawyers to take ownership of their careers and to focus on developing their skills and expertise in a way that aligns with their passions and interests.

One of how Barnes provides support to lawyers is through his writing. On his blog,, and, he regularly shares his insights and advice on a range of topics related to the legal profession. Through his writing, he aims to empower lawyers to control their careers and make informed decisions about their professional development.

One of Barnes's fundamental philosophies in his writing is the importance of networking. He believes that networking is a critical component of career success and that it is essential for lawyers to establish relationships with others in their field. He encourages lawyers to attend events, join organizations, and connect with others in the legal community to build their professional networks.

Another central theme in Barnes' writing is the importance of personal and professional development. He believes that lawyers should continuously strive to improve themselves and develop their skills to succeed in their careers. He encourages lawyers to pursue ongoing education and training actively, read widely, and seek new opportunities for growth and development.

In addition to his work in the legal industry, Barnes is also a fitness and lifestyle enthusiast. He sees fitness and wellness as integral to his personal and professional development and encourages others to adopt a similar mindset. He starts his day at 4:00 am and dedicates several daily hours to running, weightlifting, and pursuing spiritual disciplines.

Finally, Barnes is a strong advocate for community service and giving back. He volunteers for the University of Chicago, where he is the former area chair of Los Angeles for the University of Chicago Admissions Office. He also serves as the President of the Young Presidents Organization's Century City Los Angeles Chapter, where he works to support and connect young business leaders.

In conclusion, Harrison Barnes is a visionary legal industry leader committed to helping lawyers achieve their full potential. Through his work at BCG Attorney Search, writing, and community involvement, he empowers lawyers to take control of their careers, develop their skills continuously, and lead fulfilling and successful lives. His philosophy of being proactive, persistent, and disciplined, combined with his focus on personal and professional development, makes him a valuable resource for anyone looking to succeed in the legal profession.

About BCG Attorney Search

BCG Attorney Search matches attorneys and law firms with unparalleled expertise and drive, while achieving results. Known globally for its success in locating and placing attorneys in law firms of all sizes, BCG Attorney Search has placed thousands of attorneys in law firms in thousands of different law firms around the country. Unlike other legal placement firms, BCG Attorney Search brings massive resources of over 150 employees to its placement efforts locating positions and opportunities its competitors simply cannot. Every legal recruiter at BCG Attorney Search is a former successful attorney who attended a top law school, worked in top law firms and brought massive drive and commitment to their work. BCG Attorney Search legal recruiters take your legal career seriously and understand attorneys. For more information, please visit
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