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“Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere.”

Albert Einstein

Driving Competitive Advantage through Legal Insight and Premier Talent

At Rifkin Consulting, we’ve earned a reputation of “mastering the art” of successful permanent, attorney search and placement. With nearly two decades of recruiting experience we have become a trusted business partner to international, national, and boutique law firms, as well as major corporations.  The scope of our attorney recruiting expertise is broad, including group mergers and law firm acquisitions. Simply put, it’s our Legal Insight and Premier Talent that sets Rifkin Consulting apart.

While it’s true our attorney recruiting process and placements are noteworthy, it’s what happens “behind the scenes” that our clients have come to appreciate the most. Many search firms say they listen to their clients’ needs, but Rifkin Consulting attorney recruiters demonstrate a deep understanding of a firm’s strategic business goals and identify the talent that is critical for your success. We take time to understand an organization’s culture, reaching far beyond just satisfying attorney job requirements. It’s this collaborative partnership that enables our attorney recruiters to make highly successful, and enduring, partner and associate placements.

Rich History of Success

With a rich history in the industry and trusted candidate relationships, our legal talent pool and attorney candidate networks run deep. This equips the Rifkin Team to get “talent matches” right the first time, reducing interviewing time and administrative burdens on behalf of an employer. In other words, we seamlessly manage the entire search and placement process, saving valuable organizational time and helping drive greater competitive advantage.

For every attorney recruiting search entrusted to Rifkin Consulting, we provide several options of uniquely qualified candidates. By expertly matching preeminent partners and highly talented associates, Rifkin Consulting naturally becomes a valued extension of a firm’s talent acquisition department.

Strategic Business Planning Services

Strategic planning is a critical, yet ever-changing requirement for building a thriving law practice. During the last two recessions, renowned firms have ceased to exist, in part, due to faulty business models. As a result, firms have found it necessary to carefully examine and modify how they do business. Rifkin Consulting’s legal experience, human resources expertise, and market acuity provide an extra layer of support that law firms need in areas such as compensation, attorney retention and staffing for growth. This component of our services helps our clients maintain a strong competitive edge in the legal marketplace.

Our cutting-edge placement process is also a satisfying and rewarding experience for our attorney candidates. Read on under “Careers” to learn more.

Unique Client Value

  • Guaranteed Placements
  • Flexible Fee Arrangements
  • Facilitation of Entire Search/Placement Process
  • Interview Coordination and Preparation
  • Verification of State Bar Membership and Employment
  • Compensation Analysis and Attorney Retention Coaching
  • Strategic Business Planning and “Talent Mapping”

“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Rifkin Consulting, considering I have worked with Diane Rifkin for several years and have found her to be very knowledgeable about the legal community. Whether she is representing prospective attorney candidates or working on a firm search, she consistently demonstrates a high degree of moral and ethical standards. Diane can be counted on for results, efficiency, candor, and confidentiality, while maintaining the human element and sensitivity that is sometimes lost with professional recruiters. I cannot say enough good things about Diane's professionalism.”
Lorraine Connally, Director of Legal Recruiting at Allen Matkins