Client Services: Law Firms
Delivering results for our clients in an efficient, effective, professional manner is Mlegal’s overriding priority. Mlegal offers several different levels of service depending on the needs and timetable of our client. These services include:
- Retained Search
For clients who are seeking to fill a specific and strategically important role, on a strict timeline, we offer a retained search process during which we work closely with the client to source, screen and select candidates. We prepare a target list and detailed paper about the firm, the role and the key differentiators – frequently invaluable in getting momentum on otherwise recalcitrant candidates – and we pursue all candidates on the target list until we reach them. Throughout the search process, we coordinate seamlessly with our clients and update them with detailed candidate reports.
- Contingent Search
For those clients who wish to work with multiple recruiters on a “contingency” basis, we invest significant time to meet with the office managing partner, key practice leaders, and the client’s management team to gather knowledge that enables us to distinguish the client effectively. We aim to send highly qualified partners to our clients on an ongoing basis.
Mlegal has an excellent track record in completing search assignments, both retained and contingent. In the past fifteen years we have worked closely with over 30 of the AmLaw 50 law firms, in addition to many smaller national firms and boutiques.
The feedback we have had from our clients is that the key Mlegal differentiators are:
- Our experience, accountability, and proven success with retained assignments—with the commensurate expectation that we will deliver results in an agreed time frame.
- Our ability to understand the key drivers and “selling points” of our client firm and articulate them in a way that gets the attention of our target audience.
- Our ability to differentiate ourselves in the first 45 seconds when calling candidates for the first time. Our clients share our belief that the gravitas, conviction, integrity and persuasiveness communicated in the first 45 seconds of a “cold call” can make all the difference. Numerous candidates have told us that they rarely take headhunter calls, but responded to our call because of our uniquely professional approach.
Partner Search and Team Moves
Mlegal’s track record includes working closely with clients to recruit partners and teams that are an excellent cultural, professional and practice fit for their firms.
Our highly-experience senior team of partner-focused legal search consultants brings a combined knowledge of the law firm market that few if any companies can replicate. The team has recently completed projects in the Bay Area, New York, Washington, Houston, London and Paris as well as several other locations around the world.
Mlegal has a deep network of relationships with law firm partners in multiple markets as well as senior General Counsel, VC’s and other consumers of legal services, who keep us informed from their perspective on local market issues, and lawyers who impress them. This helps us to keep abreast of the top performers in key practice areas and markets in real time.
As law firms and corporations look to expand internationally they are facing many new issues for the first time. Unlike many other legal search firms, Mlegal offers detailed knowledge of international legal recruitment markets, which means that we can provide a seamlessly integrated solution to otherwise complex cross-border recruiting assignments.