"Richard's knowledge of the goals and motivations of both clients and prospective candidates streamlines the process for all parties involved and ensures that communications with senior law firm management and candidates are discrete, detailed and handled in an expeditious manner," said JW Michaels & Co.'s Managing Partner Jason Wachtel.
Zakin has successfully completed partner placements across a wide range of practice areas, including intellectual-property litigation, M&A, tax, private equity and real estate. Before entering the executive legal search profession, Richard was a commercial real estate partner with both Bryan Cave LLP and Dorsey & Whitney LLP.
"For the past 10 years, I've partnered closely with leading New York and national law firms for targeted and strategic growth efforts," said Zakin. "My broad law firm knowledge background and practice area strength will ensure law firm partner candidates are guided responsibly as they contemplate career decisions."
Zakin began his legal career at Skadden Arps after earning his Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Journalism from Columbia University. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government from Dartmouth College, graduating magna cum laude.
About JW Michaels & Co.: JW Michaels & Co. is a specialized executive search firm dedicated to serving the specialized recruiting needs of top-tier financial services, legal, technology and business institutions. The company places compliance officers, general counsel, patent counsel, IT, legal, A&F, HR, analyst, front office and risk management executives with select investment management firms, hedge funds, investment banks, law firms and Fortune 500 companies in every industry.
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