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We are Legal Career Agents

What We Do

About Legal Career Agents

We are Legal Career Agents located in Palo Alto, California.

Legal Career Agents is not your typical recruiting agency.  We advise and advocate for our attorney clients’ next career move. We have our pulse on the market and a proven track record of changing the lives of our clients. Our philosophy is based on building and maintaining long-term relationships, developing trust, and understanding the unique nuances in the local legal market while focusing on the needs of the client. Legal Career Agents works with client attorneys looking to maximize their opportunities at any stage of their career.

Our Career Agents meet each attorney face-to-face and hold strict confidentiality in working on solutions based on an individual attorney’s needs until the attorney is placed.

Our Career Agents know attorneys have demanding schedules. We do whatever needs to get done to accommodate and meet the needs of the attorneys we represent.

Candidates:

You have high standards and expectations in pursuing your next lateral move…You have no interest in wasting your valuable time. Don’t you want to work with a Search Firm focused on your individual needs?

We are focused on educating ourselves on the legal marketplace and its practice, building strong relationships and getting results. We also spend a lot of time understanding you as a client and finding options that bring out the best in you…. Your desires… Your passions. Simply put: “It’s all about YOU.” We are your own personal “Jerry Maguire” in the legal arena. Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

Employers

Law Firms are very demanding…Law Firms have tight deadlines… Law Firms have challenging hours and work. Wouldn’t you expect the same out of your Search Firm?

Our Career Agents have worked as in-house legal recruiters in corporations supporting the General Counsel across various practices: Corporate, Litigation, Patent Prosecution, Licensing, and Real Estate. Our Career Agents have also recruited for Am Law 200 firms and IP Boutiques. Our Career Agents understand the varying needs of the law firms’ and corporations’ needs in helping to attract and retain top legal talent.

 

Be Phenomenal or be forgotten!

Eric Thomas

Our Team

We believe in hiring passionate driven people with integrity, intelligence, and willingness to work hard for our clients.

Pemberton Gordon III

Pemberton Gordon III

VP Legal Recruiting

15+ years of recruiting in both technology companies and law firms
Worked as an internal Legal Recruiter for Yahoo
Served in the US Army as 1st Lt in Army Corps of Engineer
BA Humanities Menlo College
MA Theology Fuller Theological Seminary (Student Satellite Campus in Menlo Park)
Volunteer in East Palo Alto, CA (Boxing Coach East Palo Alto Boxing Club and Reading Bonanza (Reading Literacy)

Pemberton Gordon III

Pemberton Gordon III

VP Legal Recruiting

15+ years of recruiting in both technology companies and law firms
Worked as an internal Legal Recruiter for Yahoo
Served in the US Army as 1st Lt in Army Corps of Engineer
BA Humanities Menlo College
MA Theology Fuller Theological Seminary (Student Satellite Campus in Menlo Park)
Volunteer in East Palo Alto, CA (Boxing Coach East Palo Alto Boxing Club and Reading Bonanza (Reading Literacy)

Our Service

Our dedicated employees are happy to assist you with know-how and experience in your daily business.

Executive Search

 

Contingency Search

Career Counseling

 

Happy Clients

You could be the next satisfied customers!

  • Ron Bell, General Counsel Yahoo

    When Pemberton supported our legal team as an in-house recruiter at Yahoo!, I always found him responsive, thoughtful, and client-focused.  Impressively, he’s stayed in touch over the years—connecting me with good people he thought it would be helpful to know, even when positions on the team weren’t immediately available and when he therefore would not benefit financially

    Ron Bell, General Counsel Yahoo
  • Dorian Cartwrigth, Patent Attorney

    I worked with Pemberton Gordon as a recruiter for a specific placement during a critical part of my legal career.  He was able to guide me towards successfully landing the position through personal relationships and experience!  This was far superb to the typical big box recruiters, who seemed to be neophytes making a living and had made me feel like I was an object on a production line.

    Dorian Cartwrigth, Patent Attorney
  • Franklin Han, Patent Attorney

    In the 8+ years that I’ve known Pemberton, I have been consistently impressed by his deep and genuine interest in his clients and his unwavering determination and commitment to do whatever it takes to get the job done.  Personally, Pemberton was instrumental in helping me to obtain a key legal position at a Silicon Valley electronics company.  I would highly recommend him as a recruiter.

    Franklin Han, Patent Attorney
  • Ron Bell, General Counsel Yahoo

    When Pemberton supported our legal team as an in-house recruiter at Yahoo!, I always found him responsive, thoughtful, and client-focused.  Impressively, he’s stayed in touch over the years—connecting me with good people he thought it would be helpful to know, even when positions on the team weren’t immediately available and when he therefore would not benefit financially

    Ron Bell, General Counsel Yahoo
  • Dorian Cartwrigth, Patent Attorney

    I worked with Pemberton Gordon as a recruiter for a specific placement during a critical part of my legal career.  He was able to guide me towards successfully landing the position through personal relationships and experience!  This was far superb to the typical big box recruiters, who seemed to be neophytes making a living and had made me feel like I was an object on a production line.

    Dorian Cartwrigth, Patent Attorney
  • Franklin Han, Patent Attorney

    In the 8+ years that I’ve known Pemberton, I have been consistently impressed by his deep and genuine interest in his clients and his unwavering determination and commitment to do whatever it takes to get the job done.  Personally, Pemberton was instrumental in helping me to obtain a key legal position at a Silicon Valley electronics company.  I would highly recommend him as a recruiter.

    Franklin Han, Patent Attorney

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