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Aardvark Legal Search is an attorney-run legal recruiting firm specializing in the permanent placement of attorneys with Top Law Firms nationwide. We place Associates, Counsel, and Partners at prestigious AmLaw 100 and 200, Midsize/Regional, and high-end boutique law firms.

For Attorneys, we handle the entire lateral process from start to finish tailoring our approach to each individual candidate.

After an initial call with a candidate to discuss their experience and career aspirations, we thoughtfully craft a list of target firms based on both posted and unposted needs, continually updating candidates throughout the process when new opportunities arise. We meticulously prepare and review resumes and materials, manage timely submissions to firms, proactively follow up on each submission, and coordinate interview scheduling. We also extensively prepare candidates for interviews and tactfully negotiate offers.

Leveraging our extensive network and strong relationships with law firms, we not only learn about unposted roles, but also regularly present candidates for consideration on an opportunistic basis, maximizing opportunities for success.

For Law Firms, we offer our targeted white-glove search services to source high caliber candidates that are a perfect match with law firm needs. We're proud to have partnered with numerous law firms on targeted searches and are happy to report that our sourced candidates consistently exceed expectations. The satisfaction of our clients is evident as several firms have returned to us for additional searches, impressed by the exceptional quality of candidates we've placed with them.

At Aardvark Legal Search, confidentiality is paramount. We will never share a candidate’s resume or any identifying details with a law firm without the candidate’s explicit consent.

If you're an attorney interested in exploring the lateral market or a law firm with hiring needs, send us a message in our contact form or reach out to us by email- info@AardvarkLegalSearch.com.

Recent Law Firm Placements
Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- Environmental
Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- Litigation (Regulatory and Investigations)
Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- Antitrust
Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- Corporate M&A
Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- Finance
Associate- Top Regional Firm- ECVC
Senior Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- Government Contracts
Associate- Boutique Firm- Insurance Coverage
Senior Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- Data Privacy/Cybersecurity
Associate- Boutique Firm- Insurance Coverage
Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- Real Estate
Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- International Trade
Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- Patent Litigation
Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- Government Contracts
Associate- Top Regional Firm- Litigation
Associate- Global 100 Firm- Insurance Coverage
Associate- Top Regional Firm- Litigation
Associate- AmLaw 100 Firm- Litigation

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Here's What Our Candidates Say

"Andrew is amazing at what he does. He is knowledgeable about the industry, lateral process, has many connections, and is incredibly attentive. From the initial phone call it was obvious Andrew was committed to helping me find a lateral move that would be the best fit. Andrew has a record-response time, will conduct interview prep, and review application materials. I highly recommend Andrew to anyone thinking about the lateral recruitment process!"

"I recently worked with Andrew to lateral from one big law firm to another in the DC market. He was phenomenal to work with and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! He handled all the logistics of submitting my applications—everything from actually submitting my materials to negotiating salary, etc. with the firms—and he did it well and very efficiently. He also answered all of my questions about the lateraling process, the market, interview questions, etc. and made sure I had everything I needed to be prepared. Overall, he made a stressful process easy and painless, and I trusted him to help me get where I wanted to go. I would highly recommend working with Andrew and would definitely turn to him again if I needed his help in the future!"

"Andrew's persistence is what made me feel confident in his abilities to help me find a new role. He was always providing me with information about the roles he was seeing and he was quick to get my application in the door first at places that seemed like a great fit. The attention to detail was also a welcomed experience. From our very first conversation, Andrew took the time to understand my career goals, skill set, and personal preferences. If you are looking for a legal recruiter who is going to do the work to get you into a new role you should choose to work with Andrew."

"I cannot say enough good things about Andrew. He listened, advocated, and got the job done—quickly. I’ve worked with others, and they pale in comparison. He’s a real difference maker. Highly recommend!!"

"I highly recommend Andrew for anyone that is looking for an incredible recruiter. Andrew was very easy to work with, stayed on top of everything, and helped me get my dream job. I am incredibly thankful for Andrew and all his guidance and assistance during the process. He struck the perfect balance of staying on top of everything while also giving me time to think as I made a very big decision. Cannot recommend him enough!"

"Andrew was wonderful to work with and absolutely instrumental to me securing my new role. I really appreciated how responsive and thorough Andrew was throughout the process. I was never in the dark about my interviews or applications, and that made the process so much easier to navigate. He was a true advocate for me, and I highly recommend him to anyone looking or thinking about looking for a new role!"

"Andrew did a great job of providing me information on relevant and applicable opportunities based on the job market in my city, my experience, expertise, and career goals, and, ultimately, in helping me find my current position. He was responsive and worked quickly to identify those key opportunities for which I could apply. He always made himself available to talk or discuss any issues and was attentive throughout the entire process."

"Andrew recently assisted me in a lateral move and was absolutely fantastic to work with. He communicated everything in real-time and made my search significantly easier. He updated me regularly on the status of ongoing negotiations and provided sound advice when navigating potential offers. I highly recommend working with Andrew!"

"Andrew helped me secure several positions at various AM 100 and 200 firms. He was very attentive and listened to feedback. I’m glad that I had the opportunity to work with him and highly recommend him to others. He is one of the best recruiters around!"

"Andrew is an excellent resource if you're trying to make a lateral move. He is diligent about following up with firms every step of the way, and he has great advice for how to handle different steps of the process. If you're looking for a new position, you can't go wrong with Andrew!"

"Andrew recently assisted me in a lateral move and I can’t say enough good things! He was very responsive and knowledgeable, but I especially appreciated how proactive he was in his communications. Throughout the entire process, he reached out to me regularly to check in and let me share any updates (or lack thereof) on my applications. I also appreciated that he took the time to learn about my career goals, and how he then used that information to find job listings he knew would help me meet those goals. I highly recommend working Andrew!"

"Andrew recently assisted me with a lateral move. I highly recommend using Andrew for his recruiting services. I appreciated his knowledge, promptness, and dedication during the lateral move process. He was extremely attentive to my needs and efficiently answered my questions throughout the process."

"Andrew is a kind and compassionate recruiter. He listens to your needs and works hard to address them. He is super responsive, provides updates, and is always following up throughout the process to push it along. He’s a refreshing pleasure to work with."

"Andrew did a great job with my search for a new position! Even though I did not take the firm job I did receive a lateral offer!"

Contact Us

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If you're an attorney interested in exploring the lateral market or a law firm with hiring needs, send us a message in the form or reach out to us by email- info@AardvarkLegalSearch.com.

All conversations are strictly confidential.