Testimonials

“Jon is the first call we make when our firm has an opening. He scrutinizes candidates carefully and has worked hard to understand our firm and its specific practice areas, needs and culture. He has placed many associate and lateral candidates at our firm over the years.  It goes without saying that he is a pleasure to work with. We recommend him frequently to candidates because we know that his integrity and hard work will serve them well.”
~ Partner, Intellectual Property Law Firm

“Michael, Thanks for all your help.  Justin is great.  Karen is my rock.  Great job…”
~ General Counsel, Technology Company

“It was a true privilege working with Andrew, and I hope that our paths cross again in the future.  Andrew is highly adept at helping candidates navigate all aspects of the lateral recruitment process: he helped me polish my resume, prepare for interviews, and negotiate benefits.  More importantly, he is a trustworthy confidante who actively listens to and patiently addresses his candidates’ concerns, without pushing his own agenda.  Simply put, Andrew is the one you want on your side.”~ Associate placed at a large Florida based law firm

“You were by far the best recruiter we worked with on this search. I appreciate your candor and your efforts.”
~ Hiring Partner, 30-attorney boutique (after placing an associate there)

“Andrew Gurman was a delight to work with, and I would strongly recommend him to anyone in need of a legal recruiter. Andrew knew exactly how to pitch me to firms, and he was an effective advocate for me throughout my job search. He seemed to have good, established relationships with the firms he introduced me to, and he helped me know what to expect at my interviews. In addition to being highly professional and knowledgeable about the legal market, Andrew was a terrific listener and advisor. Unlike other recruiters I have worked with, Andrew took a genuine interest in my career. I never felt that I needed to discount the advice that I was getting. Andrew also knew of many small and distinctive firms that I might otherwise have never discovered, including the firm I ultimately decided to join. I’m very happy with the result. Reaching out to Andrew was one of the best decisions I made during my search. I will definitely be recommending him going forward.”
~ SDNY law clerk placed in elite boutique

“I’ve known Mike Lord for about 25 years—both as a client and as a candidate. Over the years I’ve interacted with many legal recruiters. Mike is a first pick for me because of his no non-sense approach, his diligence, flawless professionalism, candor and responsiveness. I would recommend Mike and his team without reservation.”
~ General Counsel, Fortune 500 Company

“Andrew was wonderful to work with throughout the recruitment and interview process. He sought out firms that were a match for my skills and experience, and presented me to these firms in a manner that made them want to meet with me. I truly appreciated his abilities in this regard, because I know that getting your foot in the door of big firms is the hardest part. After the interviews were secured, Andrew worked with me to ensure I was prepared for every round of interviews, and I believe the preparation was instrumental to my receiving an offer from my first-choice firm. I felt that I was in excellent hands throughout this process and was working with someone I could trust, who had my best interests in mind. I truly appreciate Andrew’s efforts in placing me and recommend him without reservation.”
~ Mid-level associate from boutique placed in large, national law firm

“Having worked for several years at a BigLaw firm, I’d built a good reputation and had little reason to start over somewhere else. But Andrew got me interested in his client within a few minutes of our first call. By the end of that same call, I was feeling that a move to this firm was the natural next step in my career. Unlike other legal recruiters, Andrew is an expert on his clients and has a genuine interest in people and how they think. He understands what the firm is looking for, who will click, and what makes a candidate unique—on paper and off. After being out of the job hunting circuit for many years, I benefited immeasurably from Andrew’s specific help in preparing to meet with the firm’s top partners. I could not be happier with this placement.”
~ Mid-level associate from Vault Top 40 law firm placed in 75-attorney boutique

“Andrew is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone. He was always incredibly responsive to me and willing to spend time talking in depth about open positions and the job market. Along with the fact that he is very proactive, what I most appreciated about working with Andrew was that he never shied away from delivering bad news and giving constructive criticism, while at the same time remaining positive and energizing. The job search can be a challenging process and having someone as resourceful and encouraging as Andrew on your side is a great asset.”
~Mid-level associate from Vault Top 15 law firm placed in 10-attorney boutique

“Andrew is a true master in the art of recruiting. Indeed, he possesses a nuanced understanding of the market that he deployed to tailor my lateral search to positions that were truly a “good fit.” Moreover, Andrew was exceptionally responsive, professional, friendly, and candid when dealing with me. Not surprisingly, I was able to land a position that is directly in line with my career aspirations—thanks in no small part to Andrew’s diligence and professionalism. Thank you, Andrew!” ~ Mid-level associate from litigation boutique placed in 30-attorney boutique

“Andrew was thoughtful, conscientious, and professional throughout the entire recruitment process.  I was new to it and he fully explained my options and what was happening at each step along the way.  I would highly recommend Andrew if you need a recruiter.”  ~ Mid-level associate in an Illinois based law firm

“I worked with several recruiters during my search, and Andrew is hands down the most professional and effective. He listened to my goals and pushed hard to get me the best interviews that fit my criteria. He has a great deal of knowledge about the firms that he works with, and used that knowledge to help me navigate the interview process with great success.”
~ Mid-level associate from Vault Top 20 law firm placed in New York City boutique

“I’ve known Mike Lord for about 10 years—both as a client and as a candidate. Over the years I’ve interacted with many legal recruiters. Mike is easily the cream of the crop. In working with him in both roles (client and candidate) he always displayed flawless professionalism and outstanding responsiveness, as well as doling out sage advice. I wholeheartedly recommend Mike to anyone seeking the services or advice of a legal recruiter.”
~ Partner, corporate boutique law firm

“Andrew is very professional, a pleasure to work with, and most importantly, gets the results. As a senior associate in a very difficult market, I was somewhat pessimistic about my chances, but within a week of working with Andrew, I got three interviews. One of them resulted in a great offer—not just a job, but an exciting next step in my career. Andrew did not just submit my resume to potential employers but thought carefully about how to market me. He brought options to my attention that I had never even considered, and that no other recruiters I worked with had thought about. He was there from the beginning to the end, from helping me edit my résumé, to thoroughly preparing me for the interviews, to spending considerable time on the phone with me helping to think through my options and to finally make the decision. I absolutely recommend Andrew (and have actually already referred him to others).”
~ Senior associate from Vault Top 100 law firm placed in 25-attorney boutique

“I have known Jon Lewis for many years and believe that he and his company are the best in the business. In my most recent search, I asked him for a very specific senior attorney hire and he delivered with the perfect candidate. I value Jon’s services greatly and give him the highest recommendation.”
~ Senior Managing Partner, international IP boutique law firm

“Andrew is the best in the business. Hands down. I (reluctantly) worked with two recruiters before meeting Andrew. The difference was night and day. Andrew has a calm, professional focus that actually made the job search exciting and enjoyable. Not only does Andrew have a vast knowledge of the legal market, he has incredible intuition and gives valuable interview-specific advice. Every interview that Andrew arranged was a success: I knew what to expect and what to talk about (details about the firm and the individual lawyers on my schedule). Andrew is not your typical recruiter. I strongly recommend him as a career coach and trusted advisor to any attorney looking to make a successful move.”
~ Mid-level associate from Vault Top 3 law firm

“I want to take this opportunity before the day ends to express my sincerest thanks and appreciation to [Michael Lord and Andrew Gurman] for your efforts on my behalf. From day 1 you have been reliable, thorough, informative, and effective. I felt comfortable and confident in both of you. Needless to say I would recommend you to other lawyers looking for a new position. Not to wax too philosophical but what has been the truly rewarding part of my legal practice is helping people through the difficult stressful process of divorce and ending up with a fair settlement they and their children can live with comfortably. You have helped me through a difficult stressful process with a great outcome. As good as I could have ever imagined. So thank you thank you thank you.”
~ Counsel placed at boutique law firm