Dan Binstock leads webinar for Northwestern University Law Students
Dan Binstock hosted a webinar for current Northwestern University Law Students regarding the Washington DC legal market.
Dan Binstock and Sadie Madole present at University of Michigan Law School
Dan Binstock and Sadie Madole presented the DC Market Series Program at the University of Michigan Law School, which also included one-on-one counseling sessions.
Dan Binstock and Matt Schwartz Present at Penn Law
Dan Binstock and Matt Schwartz led the Washington, DC market series program for University of Pennsylvania law students. The presentation focused on the nuances of the Washington, DC legal market and interview strategies.
Martha Ann Sisson and Nancy Palermo host WMACCA roundtable discussions on “How to get ahead: knowing when and if another job is right for you”
On March 27, 2013 at the Gannett Company corporate offices in McLean, VA the Washington Metro Area Corporate Counsel Association (“WMACCA”) held a Career Development Forum: Job Search Symposium for its members. Martha Ann Sisson and Nancy Palermo attended and hosted roundtable discussions on “How to get ahead: knowing when and if another job is right for you”. They examined the following topics with in-house counsel and shared suggestions for evaluating positions: What is your desired role within an organization? If you’re not in it, what can you do to position yourself to get there? Do you have the necessary experience (i.e. management of other attorneys, affiliation within a certain industry, etc.) to position you for the next step? When is a “lateral move” not a lateral move? Garrison & Sisson is pleased to support WMACCA as one of its select Professional Growth Sponsors.
Dan Binstock featured in the Washingtonian
In the Washingtonian’s most recent “Washington’s Best Lawyers” section, Dan Binstock provided commentary regarding partners in the “$1,000-an-hour-club. Please click here to read article.
Garrison & Sisson Again Named "Best Legal Recruiter"
GARRISON & SISSON AGAIN NAMED “BEST LEGAL RECRUITER”
DC’s Premier Search Firm Repeats Top Billing in Legal Times
(December 12, 2012, Washington, DC) – Garrison & Sisson, Inc., (G&S), earned the top spot as “Best Legal Recruiter,” in the Best of Legal Times Reader Rankings of 2012.
This is the second consecutive year G&S has reached the pinnacle of the publication’s prestigious legal recruiter rankings. The firm took the title of “Best Legal Recruiter” in the nation’s capital in Legal Times’ inaugural competition last year.
“We are delighted to maintain our spot atop this important category for 2012,” said Nancy Palermo, G&S’s managing partner. “Repeating as the ‘Best Legal Recruiter’ underscores G&S’s commitment to consistently meeting our clients’ needs for outstanding legal talent in this high-profile, demanding market. We are grateful for this recognition.”
G&S is led by a team of four attorney partners. In addition to Ms. Palermo, they are Martha Ann Sisson, Dan Binstock and Matt Schwartz. With a total of eight recruiters—all focusing exclusively on the Washington, DC metropolitan region—G&S has three divisions: (1) partners and practice groups; (2) associates and counsel; and (3) In-House.
Since 1986, the firm’s recruiters have placed more than 1,000 attorneys in permanent positions in area law firms, including all of the region’s 50 largest law firm offices and nearly every elite boutique, as well as in excess of 300 attorneys at public and private corporations inside and outside the Beltway.
In recognition of their legal acumen, experience, and expertise, G&S recruiters frequently present at industry conferences including the National Association of Legal Career Professionals (NALP), the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA), the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), the DC Bar, the Women’s Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. Members of the firm often contribute to and are quoted in the media, including the Wall Street Journal, Legal Times/National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Washington Business Journal, Washingtonian, The Washington Post, Legal Bisnow, Law360, Above the Law, and UVA Lawyer. They also lecture regularly on the DC legal market at leading law schools nationwide, including Harvard Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Chicago Law School, Georgetown Law, University of Michigan Law School, and George Washington University Law School.
Published by the National Law Journal, the Legal Times 2012 “Best of” competition invited readers to vote for the region’s leading firms in more than 50 categories. G&S’s victory and other results were announced in the publication’s Nov. 12, 2012 issue.
Dan Binstock Featured in Wall Street Journal
Dan Binstock was featured in the Wall Street Journal article “FCPA Inc.: The Business of Bribery”, in which he discussed the FCPA practice in Washington, DC law firms. Please click here to read article.
G&S adds to Partner Division
September 12, 2012, Washington, DC) – Garrison & Sisson, Inc., Washington, DC’s premiere attorney search firm, today announced the addition of Christopher C.S. Manning as a recruiter in its Partner Division.
“Chris is an outstanding addition to our firm,” said Nancy Palermo, Garrison & Sisson’s Managing Partner and co-head of its In-House Division. “He has a wealth of experience and expertise as a practicing attorney, including knowledge of how to align the talent needs of a law firm with the interests, skills sets, and personal characteristics of experienced lawyers. As a highly respected attorney and former law firm recruiter, Chris will be a great asset to our Partner Division.”
Prior to joining Garrison & Sisson, Chris practiced law for fifteen years – first as an associate with two Am Law 100 firms, Bryan Cave LLP and Husch Blackwell LLP, and then as a partner in a boutique firm he co-founded, Manning & Sossamon PLLC. While at Bryan Cave LLP, Chris also served for two years as the firm’s DC office Recruitment Director, assisting the firm with recruiting both partners and associates.
“I am very enthusiastic about the opportunities with Garrison & Sisson and look forward to working closely with Martha Ann Sisson and Dan Binstock on partner searches,” said Mr. Manning. “This is an established and highly regarded search firm that has a twenty-five-year track record in one of the world’s strongest and most diverse legal markets. It’s exciting to be able to shift back into a recruiting role and apply my legal and problem-solving skills to partner recruitment.”
Mr. Manning’s past practice experience includes representing prominent clients in a variety of sophisticated civil litigation matters, including: state and federal business litigation; international telecommunications matters; pharmaceutical, commercial and residential real estate litigation; and consumer fraud actions. Of note, he successfully defended the Chung family and Custom Cleaners in the Pearson v. Chung $54 million dry cleaning lawsuit which also garnered considerable media attention.
“We’re fortunate to have an attorney of Chris’ caliber join our group,” said Martha Ann Sisson, co-head of Garrison & Sisson’s Partner Division. “His relationships within the profession and proven recruiting expertise gained inside a law firm will be a definite asset to our partner recruiting efforts. We expect great things from him in this key role of facilitating and managing the transition of highly qualified partners and groups between law firms.”
A 1997 graduate of Washington & Lee University School of Law, Mr. Manning is often a featured speaker on newsworthy legal issues. Mr. Manning’s community activities include service on the Board of Governors and as Treasurer of The University Club of Washington, DC; on the Advisory Board and as Treasurer of The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command; and on the Board of Directors and as Secretary and co-founder of the Foggy Bottom-West End Business Association.
Nancy Palermo gave presentation at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law
This program was geared to students who will be participating in on-campus recruiting as well as other students who sought helpful tips on interviewing skills (such as finding out the type of questions they may be asked in an interview, how to handle difficult questions, etc.) as well as Top 20 takeaways regarding the DC legal market.
Dan Binstock and Nancy Palermo advise students at George Washington University Law School
Dan Binstock and Nancy Palermo lead a seminar with GWU Law students giving tips for on-campus interviews. From pre-interview preparation to post-interview etiquette, the students received advice on the full cycle for their upcoming interviews with potential employers.
Matt Schwartz and Nancy Palermo conduct a presentation at George Mason Law School on the Washington, DC Legal Market
Matt Schwartz and Nancy Palermo advise GMU Law students on the current state of the DC legal market and how to put your best foot forward in this economy and excel during on-campus recruiting. This presentation also covered how to cast the best net for your job search, strategies for researching law firms and getting the “inside scoop” on what’s really going on, and how to avoid common pitfalls in an interview.
Matt Schwartz Featured in the American Lawyer
Matt Schwartz was featured in the American Lawyer discussing Spring bonuses. Please click here to read article.
G&S attends NALSC Conference; G&S partner elected to NALSC Board of Directors
Garrison & Sisson attended the 2012 National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) conference in New Orleans. G&S Partner, Dan Binstock, was also recently elected to NALSC’s 2012 Board of Directors.
G&S Sponsors WALRAA Conference in DC; particpates in panel discussion
Garrison & Sisson was one of the primary sponsors of the 2012 WALRAA Conference in Washington, DC, which provides a learning and networking forum for law firm recruiters and law school career professionals in the city. At the conference, G&S Partner Dan Binstock participated in an educational panel on changing expectations in the DC legal market.
G&S Recruiters attend NALP Conference in Austin, Texas
Barb Steele, Sadie Madole, Dan Binstock and Matt Schwartz attended the NALP Conference in Austin Texas. The recruiters had a wonderful time networking with their law firm clients and attended informative sessions related to the industry. Garrison & Sisson had three iPad giveaways that drew tremendous crowds.
Dan Binstock leads DC Market Series at University of Chicago Law School and Northwestern University Law School
Dan Binstock gave a lecture to law students at the University of Chicago Law School and Northwestern University Law School. The program focused on the Washington, DC legal market and how students can maximize their chances of succeeding during the Fall OCI program.
Dan Binstock and Sadie Madole advise students at the University of Michigan Law School
Dan Binstock and Sadie Madole spent a full day at the University of Michigan Law School providing a lecture on the Washington, DC legal market and advising students on interviewing strategies.
Dan Binstock featured in ABA Journal
Dan Binstock gives advice on law school as a possibility for middle-aged professionals.
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Martha Ann Sisson featured in Washington Business Journal
Martha Ann Sisson was featured in the Washington Business Journal discussing the stream of new partners at Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP. Please click here to read article.
Garrison & Sisson voted "Best Legal Recruiting Firm" in Washington, DC by Legal Times
Garrison & Sisson wishes to thank the Washington, DC legal community for voting it the Best Legal Recruiting Firm. We are grateful for your loyalty and enthusiastic support. Please click here to read announcement.