Making the leap to a new law firm is an important decision, to say the least. You’ve spent years fostering client relationships and a network of legal and professional contacts, and now you’re looking for a place to grow them even further. You want the perfect fit and a smooth transition—and so do we.
You’ve probably already visited other sections of our website to get a better sense of our Firm, our culture, our client services and our lawyers. To take the next step and learn more about lateral recruitment opportunities, please contact our legal recruiting contacts for more information.
A note to search firms and recruiting agencies: McDermott does not accept unsolicited online submissions and resumes from agencies. Recruiting agency contacts must be made through the Legal Recruiting Department at the office in which the agency is seeking to place a candidate.
Moving to a new law firm is exciting. In some cases, it’s also the easy part. It’s what comes after that is often the most challenging.
At McDermott, we know what lateral transfers experience when they join a new firm. Many of our lawyers moved to McDermott well after establishing a legal career and reputation at another firm, as in-house counsel, or in positions of responsibility in law enforcement and regulatory agencies. We know what it’s like to take such an important leap of faith.
At McDermott, our collegial environment helps newcomers feel comfortable and welcome immediately. Each firm office provides an orientation on a new lawyer’s first day, where we explain the Firm’s technology, support resources, processes and procedures to help make the transition as seamless as possible.
Our local orientations are supplemented by a professional development orientation. In addition, the monthly practice group meetings are excellent ways for laterals to meet their colleagues and learn what areas of practice and focus exist within the Firm. We encourage new lawyers to participate in Firm committees and to get involved in practice- and office-sponsored happy hours, welcome breakfasts and the like, all of which help laterals meet their new colleagues immediately.
We are committed to recognizing top-tier lawyers (and lawyering) from throughout the Firm, whether they began their careers at McDermott or joined us after establishing their legal practices. In fact, many of our practice group leaders and members of the Management Committee came from other firms seeking a platform of teamwork and collaboration.
What do you want from a law firm? Substantive, meaningful work? Discipline-specific career development? Transparent, honest expectations about what it means to balance life in the office, at the client site, and with family and friends?
As a member of the McDermott team, we believe that we can provide all of this, and more:
To learn more about Firm opportunities in our European (and Asian) offices, please contact a member of the recruiting team.
Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich
Lizete da Costa
Head of HR Germany
Human Resources Officer
Ana Cristina Barriendo
Director of Legal Recruiting and Professional Development
A note to search firms and recruiting agencies: McDermott does not accept unsolicited online submissions and resumes from agencies. Recruiting agency contacts must be made through the human resources department at the office in which the agency is seeking to place a candidate