Introductions are a great beginning but successful lateral partner recruitment takes much more.
Lateral partner success should not depend on luck. In the end, we need to make our own luck.
The keys to lateral success are having a strategy and sticking to it. Opportunistic hires should be the exception and not the rule.
We Offer Lateral Recruiting and Integration
We partner with law firms to recruit and integrate successful lateral partners.
We also work with law firm partners who are in search of a new home
Flack&Partners LLC focuses on lateral partner recruitment, group acquisitions and mergers. Howard Flack, the founder of Flack&Partners, is well-known within the legal industry and has been recognized by The American Lawyer and other legal press for his work in the context of lateral recruiting and integration. Howard practiced as a corporate partner at a leading global law firm, where he also served on the firm’s executive committee and led the firm's lateral partner recruiting and integration team for 15 years. In his capacity as the partner responsible for global recruitment initiatives, Howard worked closely with all offices, practices and industry sectors to identify candidates aligned with the firm’s strategic business needs. He also played a key role in guiding candidates though the recruiting process and helping them transition into successful careers. During the period that he served as the firm's lateral recruitment and integration partner, the firm successfully recruited over 400 lateral partners.
Coaching & Additional Know-How
Howard has also served as a consultant and executive coach for a leading legal talent management firm, where he focused on lateral partner hiring and integration, as well as the importance of due diligence to both law firms and prospective candidates. He is regularly invited to speak on various recruiting panels to share his views on how best to achieve lateral partner success and has written various articles on that topic from both the law firm and candidate perspective.
Through Flack&Partners, Howard collaborates with law firm clients to identify, recruit, and integrate talented partners. He brings his global recruitment experience and trusted network of international consultants to each client. He also works closely with individual partners and group candidates to identify firms in which their practices can thrive.
Howard has been actively involved in recruitments across the US and internationally. Howard has established a strong network of like-minded recruitment consultants to ensure that Flack&Partners’ clients receive not only information regarding potential candidate/law firm opportunities, but also advice and counsel regarding strategy and process to ensure that they are in the best position to achieve lateral partner success. For more information, please get in touch with Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.