Attorney Recruiting Services2020-09-30T16:28:51-07:00

Attorney Recruiting Services

Strategic Planning for Candidates and Employers

Rifkin Consulting is an attorney recruiting firm that specializes in permanent attorney placement of attorneys at all levels with law firms and corporations.  Our attorney recruiting services include group mergers and law firm acquisitions.

We work with a diverse array of clients, ranging from international law firms and corporations to boutique practices. While our primary market is California, our affiliations with other highly-regarded national search firms provide our candidates with a full range of attorney recruiting services to meet their professional needs.

A successful, long-lasting placement requires much more than just a strong candidate resume or a recognizable firm or company name. We perform customized searches for our attorney candidates and firm clients, listening carefully to their special needs. A firm’s culture, lateral level, type of practice and experience desired are all taken into consideration as well as the personalities of the department attorneys. Attention is given to the unique recruitment process of each firm client, as well as a candidate’s availability, to make the interviewing and placement process run as smoothly as possible. Our active participation doesn’t stop there…we facilitate the placement process from start to finish.

To gain a deeper understanding of what makes our attorney recruiting services remain in a league of their own…Read On >

For Our Candidates


  • Thorough orientation about the placement process
  • Resume review and revision assistance
  • Transcript(s) kept on file for easy access
  • Interview coordination and preparation
  • Superior communication throughout the recruitment process
  • Compensation negotiation
  • All inquiries and placements are handled with the utmost confidentiality

For Our Clients

Law Firms & Companies

  • Interview coordination and preparation
  • Verification of employment and State Bar membership
  • Guaranteed placements
  • Superior communication throughout the recruitment process
  • Document procurement (resumes, representative matters, transcripts, writing samples, conflicts information, billing/collections, client lists)
  • Consultation about the firm’s marketing tools, support, and goals for growth plus methods of achieving them
  • Flexible fee arrangements
  • Follow-up to promote seamless integration

Our Market Advantage

Our geographic market for attorney jobs is primarily California, offering referrals to trusted national and international affiliates. From large law firms to specialized boutiques, Rifkin Consulting has the contacts and the information you need to make informed choices. We regularly provide advice and counsel to individual attorneys about topnotch attorney jobs, and to law firms about acquiring and retaining legal talent based on specific needs and long-term goals. The clients with whom we work are numerous and diverse, presenting attorney jobs opportunities for growing a distinguished legal practice. A representative sampling includes, but is not limited to:

Bryan Cave LLP
Crowell Moring LLP
Dechert LLP
Dorsey LLP
Duane Morris LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP
Gibson Dunn LLP
Irell & Manella LLP
Jones Day LLP
K&L Gates LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
Manatt LLP
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Morris Foerster LLP
Morgan Lewis LLP
O'Melveny LLP
Orrick LLP
Paul Hastings LLP
Perkins Cole LLP
Quinn Emanuel LLP
Reed Smith LLP
Sheppard Mullin LLP
Skadden LLP
Snell & Wilmer LLP
Stradling LLP
Littler LLP
White & Castle LLP
Carothers DiSante Freudenberger LLP
“Because of Rifkin Consulting, I landed my dream job. Diane took the time to understand me and my objectives, and when coupled with her extensive network and industry knowledge, the result was a perfect match for me and my employer! Diane’s responsiveness and genuine commitment to my well-being made the process of moving on after a decade with the same firm much easier. There is no way I’ll ever be able to adequately thank Diane for all she has done for me!”
J.M., In-House Placement, Southern California

“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
“Through an invaluable combination of her professional (yet good-natured) demeanor, her active listening skills, her sound judgment, her established contacts, and above all else, her obvious desire to put me in the right place (not just any place), I am finally working at a firm whose interests and priorities are identical to my own.”
R.J., (Southern California)

“The relationship that you have taken the time to develop with the partners at [law firm] was absolutely critical in my securing this position…. The fact that these partners always seem to make immediate time for you is a testament to your high level of professionalism and your reputation in the community. All of your candidates should feel good about their chances for success once they are presented by you.”

T.K., (Southern California)

“Rifkin Consulting, Inc., impressed me as a professional organization that moves quickly and effectively in its searches. The process they utilized to immediately review my resume, interview me, and begin the process of review…resulted in employment at a new job in less than three weeks.”

A.B., (In House, Southern California)

“As a result of Diane’s superlative knowledge of the legal market and years of experiences, coupled with her ability to understand my particular career objectives, Diane was immediately able to place me with her contacts that enable me to achieve my next career move. I am forever grateful…”

N.H., (Northern California)

“Diane really listens to her clients. She uncovers leads that firms do not advertise. She keeps her clients informed. And she always calls them back promptly. I cannot recommend Diane Rifkin more highly.”

H.K., (Southern California)

“What impressed me most about Rifkin Consulting was their honest commitment to finding me the best placement based on listening to my needs and wishes… my resume was handled with the utmost confidence and care…without a second thought, I would use them again should the need arise.”

M.S., (Southern California)

“It is with the utmost enthusiasm that I recommend Diane. Her genuine concern for her client’s interests, knowledge of the market, communication skills, dependability and integrity separate her from anyone else I ever dealt with.”

C.S., (Southern California)

“Ms. Rifkin negotiated the terms of my employment with my new firm providing me with a competitive salary and an opportunity for a salary increase at the end of my first six months at the firm.”

C.C. , (Southern California)

“What was particularly great about working with Diane is that she took real time to learn my background, interests and needs before presenting opportunities. With that, I was always confident that any opportunity we discussed was a good fit for me.”

A.N., (Southern California)

“Your attention to my needs and interests, your initiative in creating and introducing me to an opportunity that matched my interests, and your responsiveness and good judgment along the way led me to a truly rewarding career change.”

M.P., (Southern California)

“Ms. Rifkin’s candor, professionalism, and affable nature made it a pleasure and a privilege to work together. Her methods of keeping me informed coupled with her knowledge of firms and industry, assured me that my particular job search was a priority.

M.S., (Southern California)

Our goal is to excel in creating matches with the particular firms where each of these exceptional lawyers will thrive, adding tremendous value to both their careers and the partnerships that profit from their strengths.