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TESTIMONIALS

What People Say About Working With Us

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When I was looking for a new opportunity, Jennifer was a terrific partner throughout the entire process from the beginning stages of thinking through a change to what to expect at the offer negotiation stage snd giving notice. She listened to my wants and needs when looking for a firm and really tailored the search for me. She reached out to her extensive contacts within the AmLaw 100 firms and gave me terrific insights into those firms. She provided invaluable guidance along the way, was extremely responsive and professional, and was a pleasure to work with the entire time. We found a new opportunity that is a great fit for me, and I am extremely grateful to Jennifer for her support and assistance with this process. 

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Leeanne Mancari, Covington

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Jennifer was excellent to work with in my search when I moved from government back to the private sector.  She was extremely knowledgeable about the market and gave top notch advice from start to finish - on everything from preparing resume materials, to getting ready for interviews, and negotiating offer terms.  Jennifer was very responsive and accessible, and always made time for any questions along the way.  Her encouraging, supportive style went a long way to taking the stress out of the process and helped me really focus on finding the ideal fit for my career move.  

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Amy Longo, Ropes & Gray

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Dan Hatch was critically important to my recent move. He does not ‘recruit’ in the traditional sense, and he rises above the din of noise one typically encounters in his industry. He provided me with key information about the entire market so I could intelligently assess what firm would be the best fit for me and my practice. He is a powerful combination of objective counselor, law firm liaison, and personal advocate. He helped me evaluate numerous key criteria, such as compensation, platform, and practice substance. But I was most impressed by Dan’s efforts to get to know me personally. By knowing me and knowing the relevant firms well, Dan helped me find the firm culture that is best for me. His insight and knowledge proved extremely valuable in the interviewing, evaluation, and negotiation processes. The firms I explored held Dan in high regard. So do I. Dan was an irreplaceable part of my successful career move.

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John S. Gibson, Crowell & Moring

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I have known and worked with Michelle for almost 15 years. She was one of my most trusted outside recruiters when I worked in lateral recruiting at a large law firm, because of her outstanding knowledge of the lateral market and the quality of her candidates. When I transitioned to become an attorney myself and was considering lateral opportunities, Michelle was the obvious choice for me to go with for trusted advice and assistance with my own career. She had and continues to have excellent relationships with firms across the spectrum, and at two different points in my legal career offered me invaluable advice and help in landing at the right place at the right time. It’s not an exaggeration to say that my career wouldn’t be where it is without her. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

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Michael Jaeger, Mayer Brown

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I decided to seek representation with Dan Hatch as an advisor and confidant when targeting a significant career move and was very pleased I did.  It was important to me to work with a recruiter who has deep market experience, but also someone I could trust. Dan did not disappoint. His connections in the market were exceptional, and Dan was relentless in his continued support of my goals. He championed me like a friend and worked with me like a partner. I am very satisfied with the result, and would strongly recommend him to any law firm partner entering (or re-entering) the lateral market.

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James Williams, Arent Fox

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Being represented by Dan was like having an agent, a coach, and a friend, all in one. He really devotes time to get to know partners and their practice, supporting them in one of the most challenging and exciting experiences of their career. Dan provided high level industry expertise, firm knowledge, and keen insight, which were all invaluable to me in assessing the market and defining the best move for me and my practice. On a personal level, Dan is kind, patient, and honest – attributes that make a big difference to me. He has killer instincts, trusted industry relationships, and stays focused on what’s important to his candidates.  I offer this testimonial three years after my move, and my consistent deep satisfaction with my firm is evidence that he helps create opportunities that closely align with partners values and career goals.

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Kent Goss, Crowell & Moring

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Can't recommend Jennifer enough! She provided me with valuable insight and guided me through the lateral process with ease. She has invaluable connections in the Orange County legal market and a wealth of knowledge that made the interview process considerably less nerve-wracking.

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Katie Beaudin, Gibson Dunn

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Changing firms is one of the most exciting and stressful turning points in a partner’s career.  Having representation you can trust for that critical decision was important for me.  Dan was not just my sounding board, but also my advisor who helped me work through the pros and cons and gave me the intel I could trust to make my decision with confidence.

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Michael McKinnon, Sheppard Mullin

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Dan Hatch was instrumental in helping me navigate a partner level move.  I chose to work with Dan because I immediately sensed a measured, sophisticated approach, as opposed to the more aggressive sales orientation I had previously experienced with headhunters.  My instincts were correct. Dan never wavered from an approach that was informative and objective about optimizing my career objectives.   He knows the market (and seemingly everyone) extremely well, and just as importantly, got to know me to assess fit.   It’s a bit sad knowing that I won’t need his services ever again as I believe I found a great long-term home. Dan played a pivotal role in making that happen.

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Travis F. Jackson, King & Spalding

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Jennifer is fantastic and is a true pleasure to work with. She is an excellent listener and works tirelessly to build the best strategy for her clients to succeed. She is very responsive and puts in extra effort to find opportunities and ensure her clients are confident and prepared throughout. She deserves no less than the highest recommendation.

Paul Chander, Baker McKenzie

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Dan Hatch was a phenomenal asset in my career search. Not only was he extremely professional, hard working, and thorough, but he knew the market and industry like no other recruiter I have met. He has real connections at just about every law firm and has incredible insight and instincts. On top of his expertise and experience, Dan had invaluable intel on which practices would be the best fits for me—based on my skills, my background, and my goals. You just do not realize how much value a recruiter can add until you work with Dan Hatch.

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Ben Howard, Massumi & Consoli

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Jennifer is by far the BEST recruiter I’ve ever worked with. When I was looking to transition between law firms in 2019 and from in-house back to a law firm in 2022, she was amazing. She found me two great firms and worked hard to find me a firm where I felt at home and that I felt compensated me fairly. Jennifer cares about her clients, listens to their career aspirations, and works diligently to help you put your best foot forward wherever you go—whether it is helping you with preparing for interviews through mock prep sessions, conveying the specific needs of a firm, or tailoring your pitch or experience to your next career move—Jennifer is the best person for the job. Jennifer is incredibly attentive, intelligent, caring, and creative. She has a wealth of knowledge regarding the legal market that makes her an invaluable resource. Jennifer is not going to waste your time or a firm’s time simply trying to fit you into any open position. She genuinely cares about making good connections between talent and firms, and it shows every step of the way. I owe two awesome law firm placements to Jennifer and I could not recommend her more highly!

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Mike Olsen, Kading Briggs

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Dan distinguishes himself from other recruiters by being both genuinely passionate and thoroughly professional about his work. He has spot on intuition and offers exceptional industry insights which I found critical in evaluating my lateral options. He has a detailed understanding of the entire market, and provides sage advice at every step of the recruitment process. Dan took the time to get to know me and what made sense for my practice and career, and I could not be happier with the result that we achieved.  I recommend Dan to any partner considering their career options.

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Stacey Rosenberg, Sheppard Mullin

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I have known Michelle since we were associates together two decades ago. Since that time, she has established herself as a trusted name in professional legal recruitment. Michelle knows the law firm market inside and out and her advice is always sage well-informed and insightful. She has an uncanny ability to successfully pair the right candidates with the right opportunities. I would not hesitate to seek Michelle's career advice in evaluating a career move.

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Adina Storch, GC of NYSE-listed company

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I found Dan to be a unique recruiter in his industry.  Not only does he know the market extremely well, but he actually cares about partners and ensuring they find the right fit.  Dan spent countless hours with me as I went through the process of considering a move.  He expertly wore several hats, and was at times my consigliore, counselor, advisor and more importantly, my friend.  I knew that, at the end of the day, I was not just a fee to Dan.  He actually cared about my career so when it came time to make a tough decision, which could have easily been against his financial interest, I knew I could trust his advice. Dan helped me make the best career choice for my practice.  On the client side, Dan is well known for high quality representations, and is respected for his work ethic, integrity and professionalism.  He places the most value on trusted relationships and that’s the kind of recruiter you want to work with.

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Michael O’Hara Duff, Milbank

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Jennifer is a great resource to understand and navigate the LA legal market. She is very responsive and provided sound advice, insights and thorough preparation throughout the job search process.

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Daniel Elizondo, Kirkland & Ellis

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Dan was critical to my successful move. He is very knowledgeable about multiple firm cultures and hiring needs. He was able to match that with an intuitive grasp of my strengths, weaknesses, goals and fears. He provided valuable advice and counseling, and paved the way for a great second half to my career at Gibson Dunn. Thanks Dan!

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David C. Lee, Gibson Dunn

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Dan Hatch was critically important in successfully navigating my partner move, one that has certainly transformed my career. I feel very fortunate to have worked with him. It was obvious immediately that Dan’s approach is not born from a sales background, but from a successful legal career, having a variety of roles, including experienced lawyer, big law firm client, and now a top recruiter. He offered me sophisticated advice, which included significant knowledge of the market and industry, both local and national/global. He avoided the oft repeated sales platitudes about particular firms, and instead provided balanced perspectives on firms and opportunities. Although law firms are zealous about advancing their recruiting interests (and I know this well in my own recruiting – we are proud of our firm!), firms seem to know that partners trust Dan’s integrity, which can be the critical difference in making a deal, as well as avoiding those that don’t make sense. Dan never wasted my time, and I would recommend him above any other recruiter I have dealt with.

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Shalem A. Massey, Bryan Cave

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Jennifer is very knowledgeable about the Los Angeles legal market and was a wonderful resource for me as I navigated a lateral move. She's thorough and thoughtful in her guidance and advice. I would highly recommend working with Jennifer.

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Colleen Bazak, Gibson Dunn

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