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Junior Insurance Defense Candidate Finds Opportunity in Commercial Litigation with Larger Platform

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This candidate is originally from the Midwest, and had majored in both Political Science as well as Environmental Studies during undergrad. Upon graduation, she earned a competitive position with Teach for America, where she taught high school science for two years. Ultimately deciding she still wanted to pursue law school, she was excited and honored to be admitted to law school in Colorado. She was drawn to Colorado being in the Midwest and the school's environmental law program. She knew she would be comfortable there and desired to stay and make her home there upon graduation. She performed very well in law school, earning a position on a Journal, on the top team with the National Moot Court, and a special award for the student who made the greatest contribution to the classroom learning experience.
Junior Insurance Defense Candidate Finds Opportunity in Commercial Litigation with Larger Platform

This candidate also pursued many experiential opportunities during law school, acting as a Judicial Intern and clerking with a local law firm where she performed legal research and drafted memoranda on contract disputes, insurance company obligations, professional ethics questions, and insurance coverage matters. She worked with this firm during her 2L summer and remained on during her 3L year as well. She was highly valued by the firm which had hoped to be able to retain her full-time upon graduation, but ultimately unfortunately realized they did not have enough work to do so. This candidate found herself needing to land on her feet after graduation, and was grateful to find an opportunity with a small insurance defense firm in the area. In her role there, she gained hands-on pre-trial experience in wide range of civil litigation matters, including personal injury, construction defect, legal malpractice, contract disputes and post-judgment collections. She drafted motions for summary judgment, to dismiss, for fees and costs and for change of venue, discovery responses, and initial and supplemental disclosures; and represented clients at various stages in the litigation life cycle including participating in case management conferences, mediations, depositions and arbitrations. She proved herself to be an incredibly hard worker, regularly working 70+ hours a week.

This candidate came to BCG after working at her initial firm for close to a year. Despite being glad to have found the opportunity out of law school as an entry-level associate, she desired to elevate the sophistication of her practice and hoped to find an opportunity with a larger platform in Colorado. She recognized that she was still a fairly junior candidate working at a small firm, but desired to understand what opportunities might be available. BCG recognized that this candidate had stellar academic credentials to boast, as well as a superior work ethic. She had landed on her feet out of law school and established herself as a desired associate at her current firm. She was capable of performing sophisticated complex commercial litigation, and BCG promoted that to various opportunities in the area.
This candidate received multiple indications of interest, including from a firm with various offices throughout the Mountain States. After several rounds of interviews, she was honored to receive an offer with a firm in its commercial litigation group. She found the team and the environment to be very compelling, as well as the substantive work opportunity, and was excited to accept. BCG was very glad to have helped this candidate continue the upward trajectory of her career!

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.
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