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Press Release: Prominent Law Firm Recruiters Join Forces to Launch Hatch Henderson Fivel

Updated: May 12, 2023

May 10, 2023 01:40 PM Eastern Daylight Time

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Expert legal recruiters Dan Hatch, Jennifer Henderson and Michelle Fivel have reunited to launch Hatch Henderson Fivel (HHF), a legal search firm with a presence in both California and New York. The firm is focused on helping high quality lawyers find their ideal career paths while also helping law firms find the best legal talent for their unique needs. With over 60 combined years of experience, HHF’s partners have made countless successful long-term placements, earning the respect and trust of law firm leaders in top regional, national, and international law firms. All three of the firm’s partners practiced law at major law firms prior to becoming recruiters, and previously worked together at the global legal recruiting firm of Major Lindsey & Africa (MLA). Hatch most recently was a founding partner at Hatch Gamble Brown LLC, while Henderson and Fivel were most recently partners at MLA.

“We are thrilled to officially launch Hatch Henderson Fivel and offer the market a vastly superior legal search firm,” said Hatch. “HHF is based on building trusted relationships of value with partners, up and coming lawyers and major law firms seriously interested in strategic growth.”

Hatch has over twenty years of experience as a recruiter and has facilitated myriad significant lateral partner transactions, including numerous AmLaw 50 office openings in major markets. His signature placements are often listed on The American Lawyer’s annual short list of the top lateral partner moves worldwide.

Henderson and Fivel each bring over 15 years of legal recruiting experience to the new firm. They both specialize in assisting associates and partners in making pivotal career moves and also act as career strategists to lawyers in all stages of their careers. They are also sought after advisors to their client law firms who appreciate their ability to provide guidance on lateral market trends and the recruitment process.

“HHF is a different kind of recruiting firm,” said Henderson. “Our business model is based on relationships – we don’t merely make placements; we partner with law firms to ensure they have the talent they need to further their success and strategic growth.”

The firm’s partners are often asked to share their knowledge of the legal profession as contributors to a variety of legal and business publications, and through presentations at law firms, bar associations, and other law-related organizations.

“The legal market locally, nationally and internationally is constantly evolving, making each firm’s needs rather complex,” said Fivel. “We invest significant time in understanding each law firm’s individual needs, and then work tirelessly to find the right talent. HHF is committed to helping lawyers and law firms find the best professional fit.”

Hatch Henderson Fivel is a best-in-brand high-quality legal placement firm serving clients throughout the country. For more information or to start working with Hatch Henderson Fivel, visit

For Press Inquiries: Karen Korr for Hatch Henderson Fivel (619) 944-0650 (cell)


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