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  1. Creating Your Advantage™
  2. Reputation

    Our REPUTATION arrow Your Advantage

    “Best Legal Recruiting Firm in Washington, DC,” according to the National Law Journal/Legal Times (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011).

    Frequent presenters at leading industry conferences, e.g., American Bar Association (ABA), National Association for Law Placement (NALP), Washington Metro Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA), Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC), Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), and the Women’s Bar Association (WBA).

    President and Former Chair of the Ethics Committee of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC).

    Commentators for Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, Law360, The Washington Post, The Washington Business Journal, The Washingtonian, Above the Law, Corporate Counsel, and Legal Bisnow.

    Expert witnesses on cases relating to lawyer employability and compensation.

    Advisors to law schools, including: Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Georgetown, Duke, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and George Washington Law School. 

  3. Track Record

    OUR Track RECORD arrow Your ADVANTAGE

    After nearly three decades of legal recruiting in Washington, DC, our performance is consistent.  Since 1986, Garrison & Sisson has:

    Placed over 1,000 attorneys in Washington, DC and beyond.

    Placed over 300 attorneys in corporate legal departments in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

    Made placements at all 50 of Washington, DC’s largest law firm offices.

    Made placements at nearly every elite DC area boutique law firm.

    Established, quality relationships with 94% of the AmLaw100 firms with DC-area offices.

    Built a proprietary, DC-focused database of more than 75,000 attorneys and 5,000 employers.

    Established a nationwide, peer-affiliated recruiting network of similar firms of excellence.

  4. Exclusivity


    Our continuous access to DC’s legal elite gives us exclusive insights into employer and law firm decision-making—and a distinct ear to the ground.

    Inside perspective:  We strive to know about new searches in the pipeline, details on firm finances, and anticipated additions or departures—before they go public.

    Access: When it comes to establishing relationships that yield placements, we have an outstanding track record. Accordingly,  we can access exclusive searches and candidates not otherwise on the market.  Such access rewards our clients.

    Selectivity: Employers know that a candidate from Garrison & Sisson has been thoroughly evaluated and is prepared for an interview.  We  frequently are told, “your endorsement carries weight.” 

    Comprehensive coverage: Our recruiters are divided into three specialized teams: Associates, Partners/Practice Groups, and In-House. With eight recruiters and two research/recruiting assistants, our firm is large enough to cast a wide regional net—and intimate enough to maintain highly personal relationships.

  5. Approach

    Our Approach arrow Your Advantage

    We are straight-shooters.

    We work hard.

    We have high expectations.

    We notice the small details.

    We study the market.

    We don't cut corners.

    We are discreet.

    We take our work, not ourselves, seriously.