Legal Job Openings

I constantly get new legal job openings. These are just samples. I have placed several partners recently and obtained incredible deals for them!


Senior Associates ready to be Partners.  Exclusive to me, this firm is seeking senior associates who have $0 – $250,000 in portables who feel that they can do better at a 150 attorney platform with lower billing rates and an immediate promotion to partnership.  I made a placement like this last year, and the attorney went from $0 as an associate to $500,000 in business as a partner in one year.

Exclusive Recruiter for Katten in Dallas.  I have helped grow Katten Dallas into 23 attorneys in just 4 months here.  We are targeting partners in their 40s who have solid books of business and dynamic personalities but not overbearing egos.  The goal is to find people who want to practice together for the next 15 years and make this the final move of their career.  Unlike other firms that are buying books of business, Katten is building a team that is together for a generation.  Compensation is fantastic as are the collegial people.  If you want cross-selling that benefits you, let’s speak about Katten.

Exclusive to me.  Commercial Finance.  Top of the Market comp.  This national firm is seeking to hire two associates with 2-5 years of experience with senior / first lien / second lien / mezzanine financings and structures.  These are not replacement hires; the firm is turning away work and needs to hire more stellar associates.  You will represent lenders, issuers and investors in asset-based and cash flow transactions, LBOs, restructurings and workouts.  You will handle intercreditor and subordination-related issues, equity co-investments and health care finance transactions.  The firm closed over 400 debt financing deals last year.  The base and bonus match the Cravath scale and the bonuses are even higher if you decide to bill 2,200 hours.

TOP Litigation Boutique.  Top pay and quick partnership.  This elite boutique pays well above market.  I have placed two associates at this Dallas firm and both made partner in just 7 years into their careers.  What more can you ask for? This is an elite, powerhouse trial boutique that brings in the best cases. The firm frequently goes to trial.  Many of the cases are high-dollar, business litigation cases where the firm represents the plaintiff on a contingency basis.  The firm gets lucrative contingency results that other firms just cannot get with the billable hours model.  I have known all the name partners for 10+ years.  The firm is considering the best young litigators from classes of 2012-2015.

$145,000+ for only 1,800 hours!  No keeping track of your time. New & Exclusive litigation boutique opening.  Fortune 100 clients and fast-paced work.  Two hires will be made.  This is an ACTION job…very little desk work…mostly face-to-face negotiations and hearings and small trials.  Experience is key (not grades).  You will immediately be lead on cases and handle hearings, negotiations, mediations, depos and trials.  This firm is expanding and already hired two associates from me earlier this year.

Finance Associate – Multiple Openings.  We seek associates with 3-8 years of large firm finance experience. Top of the market comp!  Preferred: leveraged/cash flow/ABL finance experience as well as bond & bank covenants, commitment papers and capital markets disclosure experience.

Tax Associate.  Top of the market NYC comp but in Dallas!  We are seeking 3-6 years (classes 2011-2014) of transactional federal income tax experience at a major law firm. Corporate tax and partnership tax experience are greatly preferred.

Large Firm Litigation. I just placed another associate at this firm.  Candidate should have 2-4 years (classes 2014 – 2016) of significant experience in complex commercial litigation, including experience leading and managing discovery, assisting to take and defend depositions, and researching and drafting briefs and motions.

Interested? Contact Randy Block at and 214-497-5004 (24/7).

Successful Placements
Performance has placed attorneys at most large law firms in Texas and many boutiques. More than 90% of our candidates get the offer when they interview for a job because we work with candidates to ensure that their resumes and interview skills are perfectly tailored for the position. We generally work directly with partners in addition to recruiting coordinators. If you are looking for quality legal job openings or want to explore the current market, please give me a call at (214) 497-5004 any time, day or night.

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    Randy helped me meet with firms that I otherwise would never have had the chance to interview. In the end, I had several offers from prestigious firms in the Dallas area. Moreover, he was able to place me with a firm that I had previously applied to on my own, to no avail. I am still with this firm and very happy.

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