"We are a large multinational, and when a major officer left we
were in desperate need of a replacement. We had very stringent criteria,
and LSI presented us with a few carefully selected candidates who were
perfect. In addition, the write-ups accompanying the candidates and the
candidate debriefing notes were something we had never experienced before.
The performance of this firm was simply outstanding. They made our need a
priority instead of 'yessing' us and just putting the request in a pile.
Not only did they find us the perfect candidate, but they have been
recommended internationally to all of our HR specialists as a premiere
W.R., Director of Human Resources
"Mark came recommended to me from a former colleague of mine. We
operate a hedge fund in Asia and had been looking for 18 months for a GC.
Mark found us a spot-on match in a candidate within one week, and this
individual started within three weeks of our initial meeting. It amazed me
that we had this position out with some of the world's top recruiters and
nothing was done on it. My only regret is that we had not worked with
P.K., President of Hedge Fund
"I was so very unhappy at my firm when I got Mark's call. My mind set was
that all law firms were alike. At that point Mark said to me, 'Saying
all law firms are alike is like saying all lawyers are alike.' We
were able to find another firm with a terrific group to work with and I
am so pleased with my move."
"My wife and I just had a baby and we wanted to be in Philadelphia where
we were closer to our parents. Mark found a law firm with a sophisticated
practice that has proven to be a wonderful career move for me. He
shepherded me through the entire process and did a great job negotiating
my compensation. In addition, he went above and beyond and found someone
to take over my apartment lease so I could move immediately with no
A.M., Senior Associate
"I began working with Mark when I was an associate seeking to move to
another firm. Mark has provided me with invaluable career advice and
guidance over the years, kept me informed on trends in the marketplace,
and most recently placed me as a partner in a wonderful national firm
that has provided an amazing platform for my practice. His honesty and
candor are just invaluable."
"I have spoken to so many recruiters and believe that Mark was the only
one who understood me and the value of what I could bring to the table
as an associate. Instead of fitting me into a cookie-cutter position
like everyone else was trying to, he was able to create a situation for
me. When I was so disgusted with my firm that I just wanted to leave, he
urged me not to, and told me if I needed time I should take a leave of
absence so there would not be a gap in my resume. What I have now would
not have happened without his guidance and encouragement."
"Working with Mark is like having your own personal guidance counselor.
Although he did not place me, he was kind enough to help me sort through
offers I had. His advice enabled me to take the one that would provide
me with the path I needed to be on. It amazed me the time he spent with
me, knowing that he would not make a fee on the placement. I would
recommend anyone I know to him for help. If I do move again, he will be
the first person I call."
"I wanted an in-house position, and Mark's timing was perfect. He helped
me fine tune my resume and also forwarded a model deal sheet that I could
put my experience into. I spent two hours with him preparing for the
interview, and when I got to the company's offices I felt I knew so much
about them that I was able to imagine where my desk would be. I met the
client on Tuesday, went back on Thursday and had an offer on Friday. Mark
negotiated my compensation as well as helped me get some upfront vacation
S.G., Assistant General Counsel
"Through Mark and LegalSearch, I was able to find a position at a great
investment bank. The base was significantly lower than what I was
making, with a much larger bonus at the end of the year - but I would not
be able to take the position because of my high monthly expenses. Mark
was able to negotiate a large sign-on bonus that allowed me to take the
amazing job I now have. I have recommended him to several colleagues of
mine. What I found so impressive was the fact that he kept in touch with
me, and continues to do so, to make sure things are going well in my
position. When there was a rough spot, he was able to run interference
and settle something that had the potential of becoming a tremendous
D.G., General Counsel
"When I first spoke to Mark about a position, he found me one that meant
taking a large pay cut. I was not very happy with this, but he convinced
me that it was a small step backwards and it would lead to a huge leap
forward. After much discussion with my wife I took the position and pay
cut. Three years later my career is spectacular and my compensation is
higher than most law firm partners."
P.S., General Counsel
"LegalSearch and Mark have done outstanding work for my company. In the
past we have found that many of our search firms paper us with resumes
that are not suitable for our needs. LegalSearch seems to consistently
find us the top talent in the areas we are looking for, and does so
within three to five resumes."
B.S., Managing Partner
"When Mark first contacted me about a partner opportunity I was skeptical.
I know a lot of people in the business and I wasn't sure I wanted to
work with a recruiter. When it came to negotiations, with Mark involved
I was able to keep my hands out of it and he got me an amazing pay
package. After several years at that firm I was ready to move on. I
contacted Mark again and told him that things were not going well
because of a merger and I was thinking about testing the waters again.
Once again he streamlined my search to five firms. I had three offers
and now Chair the department nationwide. He has matched great associates
to me as well. Things are going great in my career, but if that ever
changes, he will be the first person I call to represent me and my
B.D., Partner, Group Head
"We have worked with many search firms. On a recent project we brought
in Mark and his team, as well as several other search firms.
LegalSearch was the only firm that was able to deliver what we wanted.
In our experience it is better to work with a boutique targeted legal
executive search firm, such as LegalSearch, than a mega search firm
that is so large it lacks proper communications within its
J.S., General Counsel