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GCC
General Counsel
Consulting
provided
exceptional
service in helping
my organization
recruit for a hard
to fill position.
They did extensive
work on the front
end to understand
our needs and
our culture and
began referring
highly qualified
candidates almost
immediately.
 
Melinda Burrows
Deputy General Counsel
- Litigation and
Compliance, Progress
Energy Service Company
LLC
 
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Making a Difference
 
The depth of talent of our search consultants is simply unrivaled by other U.S. legal recruiting firms. General Counsel Consulting's search consultants are all former practicing attorneys, with exemplary backgrounds, who practiced with some of the nation's most prestigious corporations and law firms.
 
At General Counsel Consulting we understand the specific needs of corporate legal departments. Accordingly, we have an established network of search consultants with specialized experience in in-house search and placement who are equipped to address and meet those specific needs.
 
Our search consultants are not only successful in servicing our employer's needs, but they are also considered authorities in our legal marketplace. They are active members of their legal communities, quoted in the local and national press, and published in prominent legal publications across the country.
 
Identifying The Best Candidates On Behalf Of Employers. Our search consultants take the time to document candidates' strengths and weaknesses, together with a variety of other factors, in detailed written presentations. When our search consultants recruit candidates, they never limit their review to simply noting which law school they attended, their grade point average, their current employment situation, or their past work experience.
 
When reviewing individual candidates, our search consultants take such factors as those listed above into account. However, they choose to go one step further, beyond those traditional factors, to effectively identify the best candidate for any given position. Our search consultants take such other factors into account that may be missed by those who do not invest as much time and effort into what they do as our search consultants. These other factors may include:
 
  • the candidate's perceived degree of motivation,
  • the candidate's overall presentation,
  • the candidate's work experiences outside the field of law,
  • evidence that the candidate has overcome significant life obstacles to enter and stay in the practice of law,
  • the maturity gained by a candidate from other life experiences,
  • a rising trend in academic performance versus solid but unexceptional work,
  • financial pressures requiring employment during law school,
  • significant personal achievement in extracurricular work while in college or law school,
  • other notable work or military experience,
  • prior training and background in an unusual area, and
  • other economic, social, or educational obstacles that have been successfully overcome.
 
The depth of our involvement in the search process allows us to identify outstanding candidates from merely good ones. Moreover, our ability to match candidates who share in the company's business goals results in particularly effective and long-lasting placements. For more information regarding our search process, we invite you to review our methodology page.
 
Making The Right Placement On Behalf Of Our Candidates. Our search consultants offer our candidates a level of personal service and dedication no other search firm can match. We are extremely selective about the candidates we work with; however, if we do choose to work with you, we will serve you with more enthusiasm, integrity, and drive than any other legal search firm.
 
Our search consultants invest a great deal of time to fully understand the goals, motivations, strengths, weaknesses, needs, and concerns of the candidates they represent. We try to determine, amongst many other factors, the following:
 
  • a candidate's specific short-term and long-term professional goals,
  • the type of environment a candidate will thrive and succeed in,
  • a candidate's strengths and weaknesses and how those relate to specific opportunities,
  • a candidate's motivation(s) for making a transition,
  • a candidate's personal considerations as they relate to the transition,
  • a candidate's interest in a specific practice, business, or industry, and
  • a candidate's definition of what he or she deems to be the right opportunity.
 
Our search consultants work on an individual basis with candidates to develop a focused search strategy that meets with their specific requirements, to provide them with information and resources that gives them a competitive advantage, and help them select in-house opportunities that are best suited to their professional and personal goals.
 
At General Counsel Consulting, our search consultants also have the unique ability to provide their candidates with a detailed Company Profile for more than 40,000 companies, public and private, around the world. These company profiles offer our candidates the kind of insider information they need to make an informed assessment about whether a particular company and/or opportunity is right for them. No other U.S. legal search firm provides this type of service to its candidates.
 
Attorneys who work with our search consultants are impressed by the depth of their knowledge of the in-house legal market, their understanding of regional, national, and international market conditions, and their familiarity with top corporations around the world.
 
Our search consultants take the time to learn and understand the professional requirements, needs, objectives, and philosophies of companies and attorneys to help both parties achieve long-term and mutually-beneficial professional relationships.
 
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