After receiving his J.D., this candidate was excited and honored to join his father's firm back in his hometown - a civil litigation firm specializing in insurance defense matters. He gained hands-on, indepth experience handling personal injury claims as well as more complex matters including wrongful employment charges, construction accidents, and class actions. He conducted and defended numerous depositions; led mediation negotiations; participated in both a bench and jury trial, and drafted appellate court briefs. He had planned to stay with this firm long-term. However, he had ended up meeting his significant other in law school, who was from and had returned to Wisconsin upon graduating for a job with a great firm there. The couple remained together long distance, and after many discussions about their future (and an engagement!) - our candidate decided to move to Wisconsin as well and settle down there with his fiance.
This candidate came to BCG for assistance in identifying opportunities in a smaller market (outstate Wisconsin) and where he was not presently located. BCG's vast network and catalog of private practice opportunities in all sectors - biglaw, middle market, and boutique firms - was very helpful to this candidate. Additionally, this individual was a very compelling candidate to many of these firms. First, he had gained very hands-on and meaningful experience in his short career to date, working at a smaller firm where he was highly involved from the outset of his career. Additionally, he had a wonderful reason for moving to the area, as his future-wife was from and committed to the region, had a great job there herself, and was committed to remaining for the long term. And last, this candidate was a high-caliber individual who had graduated from a top law school and performed well, and was very competitive for the region in which he was searching. He was also bar-qualified in the state based on MBE reciprocity.
This candidate received multiple indications of interest and requests for interviews. Firms were excited about the opportunity to hire a junior civil litigator that they could develop with their firm over the long term. He was able to capitalize on visits to the area to see his fianc©e in order to line up multiple conversations, and received various offers arising out of the dialogues. Despite being in a relatively unknown market (outstate Wisconsin), this candidate was able to leverage information on multiple firm opportunities and offers to negotiate compensation. He ended up finding an amazing opportunity in the city in which he and his fianc©e were most interested in living, and the firm was incredibly excited to have the candidate join its team. We were honored to help make this match for this candidate!
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, HarrisonBarnes.com, and BCGSearch.com, 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 www.BCGSearch.com.