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Law Firm
Associate Recruiting

At E.P. Dine, we specialize in crafting exceptional legal teams that drive success for your law firm. Our team recognizes that the selection of law firm associates, including junior, mid-level, and senior associates, is integral to the growth and prosperity of your practice. With a deep-rooted understanding of the national legal industry and a keen awareness of the distinct demands that law firms face, we navigate the intricate landscape of law firm associate recruitment with precision and insight.

Diverse practice

Our legal recruitment team partners with junior through senior associates ready for change. We have helped thousands of attorneys in their law careers achieve associate, counsel, and partner positions with AmLaw 100 and 200 firms, as well as established and upstart boutique clients. Our expertise includes law firm associate recruiting, lateral partner recruiting, in-house counsel recruiting, and general counsel searches. We also pride ourselves on our team-oriented approach; in working with E.P. Dine, you benefit from the collective expertise and skill of our entire firm.

Market expertise

We are experts in law firm talent acquisition, and the nuanced distinctions between peer firm practices. Our legal recruiters have a wide network of firm contacts -- partners, recruiters, alumni and business development professionals -- and benefit from their insight into firm hiring trends, “hot practice areas," core values and work styles, exit opportunities, and prospects for partnership. As the go-to search partner for many prominent firms, we are also often engaged to conduct exclusive, bespoke searches on their behalf. If you are searching for a new associate for your law firm, our team can help you find the right associate for the role.

Industry relationships

Our team prioritizes getting to know each candidate on an individual level -- their personal and professional career motivations, as well as their prior work experience and skill set. We advise our candidates on the benefits and potential risks of moving laterally, and which firms may offer the best path for advancement in their legal careers. Every candidate’s situation is unique, and we help them tailor a roadmap to match their individual and professional development goals.

“I cannot thank my recruiter enough. Throughout the entire search process, they were incredibly thoughtful, thorough, patient and attentive to my goals. Having never interviewed laterally, they supported me every step of the way, helping me to prepare for interviews, evaluate offers, and close on the one that I wanted. They also tailored the search process entirely to me and what I was looking for, enabling me to not only make a move, but to make the right one for me. I feel so lucky to have landed at my current firm, and it is thanks to their tireless hard work on my behalf."

Midlevel associate
AmLaw50 firm