- Creating Your Advantage™
Our REPUTATION arrow Your Advantage
“Best Legal Recruiting Firm in Washington, DC,” according to the National Law Journal/Legal Times (six consecutive years).
Top 100 Legal Consultant & Strategist (six consecutive years)
Past-President and Former Chair of the Ethics Committee of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC).
Frequent presenters at leading industry conferences.
Frequent commentators and authors in leading legal publications.
Expert witnesses on cases relating to lawyer employability and compensation.
Served as advisors to law schools, including: Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Georgetown, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and George Washington Law School.
- Track Record
OUR Track RECORD arrow Your ADVANTAGE
Our track record:
Placed over 1,500 attorneys in Washington, DC and beyond.
Over 500 in-house placements.
Over 98% placement success rate (defined by remaining with employer for at least 1 year).
75% retention rate of partners after 5 years (which is over 50% higher than the industry average).
Placements at 175 law firm offices.
Placements at 98% of DC's 50 largest law firm offices.
OUR EXCLUSIVITY arrow Your ADVANTAGE
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.
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.