Matt is a partner at Garrison & Sisson and heads the Associates and Counsel Division. Matt formerly served as the executive director of a national attorney search firm’s Washington, DC, office and is regarded as among the foremost experts in associate-attorney placement. For more than nine years, he has recruited about 100 associates across a wide variety of practice areas and for local, regional and national law firms that range in size from 10-attorney boutiques to firms employing hundreds of attorneys.
Getting to know attorneys early in their career is what drives Matt. Even if they aren’t looking to make a career move just yet, he advises these young attorneys, to acquire the experience they need to achieve their long term professional goals.
If it makes sense for a particular attorney to stay at his or her current firm, or perhaps shift in-house or to the public sector, Matt will say so. To him, it’s not solely about filling jobs. Growing careers and doing what’s in the best interests of the attorneys who Matt builds long-term relationships with always remains his top priority.
Prior to becoming a legal recruiter, Matt was a transactional associate at Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells); before that, he was a litigation associate at Howrey. His legal training and previous employment in the field, his own experience transitioning from litigation to corporate law, and his established expertise recruiting in DC enable Matt to offer candidates as well as clients sound counsel on professional tracks and transitions.
Matt is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center with an undergraduate degree from Brown University.
Cracking the DC Legal Market, University of Pennsylvania Law School, April 2014
Georgetown University Law Center, March 2014
"Hot" Practice Areas and Job Search Tips, George Mason University School of Law, March 2014