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Placement of Litigation Associate at Sophisticated Litigation Boutique in White Plains/Westchester

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This candidate, a referral from a co-worker on the West Coast, was a complete joy to work with. I first worked with her when she was seeking to lateral from an AmLaw 100 firm in Southern California to a firm in Connecticut, where her husband had recently accepted a job. I placed her with a small firm in the area. While she loved the people she worked with there, the work ended up not being as sophisticated as she had been led to believe it would be during the interview process. In addition, she and her husband realized that they would prefer to live in the White Plains / Westchester region. Therefore, she reached out to me again in order to find a more sophisticated boutique in the White Plains / Westchester region.

Although this candidate did not attend a top law school, she received a merit scholarship that covered a substantial portion of her tuition at a decent law school and did very well there. Upon graduation, she joined a small local firm in Southern California that provided her with experience well beyond her class year. Seeking exposure to larger cases and a broader array of commercial litigation work, after two years, she lateraled to a prestigious AmLaw 100-ranked firm as an Associate.

Because we had already worked together and had a strong rapport, this candidate was extremely easy to work with. She trusted me completely and approved every firm I sent her. Therefore, she received a number of interviews extremely quickly!
After this candidate began receiving interviews, I reached out to all of the firms that were still pending that this candidate was particularly interested in to let them know that although this candidate was now actively interviewing, she remained extremely interested in their particular firm. In response, an extremely prestigious and sophisticated litigation boutique with top notch work and high salaries reached out to request an interview! I had worked with this firm before and knew all of the lawyers to be extremely bright and also extremely nice. I knew it would be a great fit for this particular candidate.
After one round of in-person interviews and one round of Skype interviews with partners in another office, all of which went extremely well, this candidate quickly received a very competitive offered that she was completely thrilled with!
I expect that this was such a fast an easy placement because of the strong rapport I naturally developed with this candidate and the trust that she had in me to lead her through this lateral move. Throughout the process, this candidate quickly approved every firm I sent her and was extremely responsive whenever she received new interviews. She also participated in fairly extensive interview prep sessions with me before every single one of her interviews, which thoroughly prepared her for each interview.

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

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