Posted Jan 01, 2009 11:30 am CST
The legal recession has already claimed hundreds of victims. Through no fault of their own, some very good lawyers find themselves suddenly looking for a job. Below are seven who are pounding the pavement in search of their next opportunity. If you’re hiring, we think they’re all worthy of your consideration.
“He’s definitely somebody who can be counted on. And he made a lot of friends here.”
—J. Bradley Keck, a partner in the finance group at Mayer Brown’s Chicago office, who worked with Goitia on many structured finance projects.
“He worked on a number of difficult and complicated transactions under intense time frames and was highly thought of here.”
—Clifford H. Stein, special counsel to New York City’s Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, who says Bass was brought in primarily to help do mezzanine and mortgage lending work on behalf of Lehman Brothers.
“He did a good job [and] was very affable. … He’s certainly not the kind of person I expected would run into any job difficulties, absent the state of the economy.”
—U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Marian Blank Horn
“She’s intelligent, very hardworking and dedicated, and is a real quick learner. She has a very strong grasp of the securities laws and related regulations, and is really aided dramatically by her status as a C.P.A. and former work in the securities area in accounting firms. We’re not supposed to give recommendations, so I’m going out on a limb. But she’s a really outstanding young lawyer.”
—Wesley C. Fredericks Jr., a partner in the New York City office of Goodwin Procter, who was chair of Heller Ehrman’s New York business law practice.
Below are three more lawyers, who as of press time, were looking for jobs.
“He’s a very hard worker, he took the initiative, and he did a nice job. If you gave him an assignment, he would not just do the assignment, but would also think about what you were really after and come up with other stuff.”
—Leigh R. Lasky, who concentrates his practice in securities and commercial litigation. Blaustein clerked for him for two summers during law school.
“He’s a smart, able, young guy with good instincts who writes well and is a pleasure to work with. He’s a good guy and I hope things work out for him.”
—Paul Alexander, a former Heller partner now in Howrey’s East Palo Alto, Calif., office, who says Lloyd helped prepare a federal class action suit on behalf of hundreds of homeless people whose belongings had been seized from an encampment area and destroyed.
“He’s practical, and he grasps things quickly. He has a good business sense of what a transaction looks like. He wasn’t a typical first-year tax associate, he really understood what the deals were about. He’s a hard worker. If things were a little slow, he’d come looking for work. He’s not a shrinking violet, but not a pain in the neck either.”
—Michael R. Farber, tax partner in the New York office of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, who previously worked with Sardar at Heller.
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