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An Associate’s Strongest Advocate

Prestigious and forward-thinking law firms realize competitive advantage is created, in part, by strategically placing Associates in key positions. This is why preeminent firms often turn to Rifkin Consulting … our attorney recruiters help them identify the most talented Associates in the nation, across all disciplines of law.

Rifkin Consulting’s premier access to firm chairs, managing partners, practice group leaders, and recruiting directors helps us deliver quality market intelligence and greater opportunities to our candidates. Our innovative, internal processes lead to perfect matches for our candidates and we’ve earned a reputation as one of California’s leading legal placement firms. Our attorney recruiters become trusted advisors to our Associate candidates, as they rely on us to be their strongest advocate during important career transitions.

We listen. We understand. We deliver.

We often hear from our Associates that they feel a focus on the transaction, and not long-term relationships, with typical legal recruiting firms. At Rifkin Consulting we don’t just say we listen to our candidates … we take time to thoroughly understand their career aspirations and dreams. In today’s global arena, attorneys are no longer competing in a city or a region – they’re vying against others worldwide for the best opportunities. Having Rifkin Consulting as a trusted advisor helps Associates navigate complex career moves and gain a true competitive edge.

Our rich history gives us unique perspective and a true understanding of how important the next career transition may be for our Associate candidates. Transitions that are not well strategized or executed can make or break a career, uproot families and change life trajectories. Rifkin Consulting attorney recruiters do what it takes to earn your trust and we deliver on our commitments throughout the entire placement process.

Our team of seasoned attorney recruiters successfully places Associates in firms of all sizes including large, mid-sized, boutique and regional. If you seek a transition outside California, our network of carefully screened affiliates will provide you with the unique advantage of capturing the best opportunities with the reliability you’ve come to trust.

Attorney recruiters at Rifkin Consulting have a large database of Associate job opportunities in most practice areas throughout California and nationwide.  To see a representative sampling of excellent employment opportunities, please visit our Current Searches page.

If you are an Associate interested in exploring opportunities,  for a confidential consultation. We guarantee you will be impressed by our approachability and responsiveness.

Note: Attorney candidates must have at least one year of post law school firm experience as an associate.

Trusted Advisor For Associates

  • Trusted Advisor During Major Career Transitions
  • Highly Customized, Long-term Career Planning
  • Access to Top-level Legal Decision-makers
  • Compensation Analysis and Expert Negotiations
  • Industry Knowledge and Market Intelligence
  • Utmost degree of confidentiality in all interactions

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“I have reached out to numerous legal recruiters in Southern California and Diane Rifkin sets herself apart from the others, by being exceptionally well-connected, exceptionally professional, and exceptionally helpful. Within 48 hours of my contacting her, Diane contacted dozens of people and found several promising opportunities, and spent several hours consulting with me over the phone and in email. I can unreservedly recommend Diane Rifkin and I’ll do so for the rest of my career.”
Tim Heggem, Associate, Irell & Manella



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