LOS ANGELES, California. – Leading European legal recruitment firm, Legalis Global, focused on the legal, tax, and compliance sectors, is opening its third base in the United States with the launch of an office in Los Angeles.  The agency has an impressive track record facilitating individual hires, team moves and mergers worldwide.  Betty Archer, formerly a 20+ year White & Case veteran, will head up the Los Angeles office.  Marianna Tumanyan, member of the California Bar, will support Archer’s team.

“Legal work in California is driven by the technology, healthcare, entertainment and real estate industries, with corporate work thriving here as well, especially in Southern California,” said Archer.  “Legalis’ clientele fits well with the diversity of the market as we serve local, national, and global law firms, as well as the legal arms of the Big4 accounting firms and in-house legal teams.  We assist with business support and attorney searches across various practice areas” she added.

Legalis launched its Legal Recruitment business in the United States in 2015 adding an office in Miami to complement its Latin America presence in Mexico and Brazil.  Attorney Lauren Biszewski, formerly of Arnold and Porter and Squire, Patton Boggs, opened the Chicago office the following year.  “Since inception, Legalis assisted it’s clients with difficult to fill positions, as well as confidential team moves and mergers, both in emerging and established markets,” said Biszewski.  “We deliver results often around the clock by finding premium candidates domestically in the US including assisting European firms entering the US market.  Comfortable in the knowledge that we will find the best candidates, our clients count on Legalis every step of their legal hiring needs,” she stated.

Among all the trends reshaping the legal marketplace, the war for talent is one of the areas of challenge for big law as traditional career paths are being redefined.  In addition, recruiters need to find talent with greater efficiency and at a lower cost.  To support the growing demand, and similar to the recent off shoring trend by law firms, Legalis is building its European delivery center based in Budapest, Hungary.  “Legalis leads with innovation in their practices of finding top quality candidates and in driving opportunities for clients in the legal recruitment space,” Archer said.  “Our fastest growing service is LegalisConnect, a recruitment product driven by technology,” she added.

According to Ellen Hayes, Chief Executive Officer of Legalis, “The world’s largest law firms look to us to drive quality while lowering costs.  Our management is constantly re-evaluating the way we deliver results to clients, and shifting our strategy to stay ahead of the curve.”