Matt is a partner at Garrison & Sisson. 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 attorney placement. His practice encompasses associates and partners, and he has placed attorneys 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.
Matt prides himself on a direct approach. 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 placements. Helping careers and doing what’s in the best interests of the attorneys with whom Matt builds long-term relationships 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