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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.

WHAT WE DO:  We help Law Firm Partners, Counsel, and Associates identify new opportunities. We also help Law Firms and companies attract, recruit, qualify and retain top talent.

We draw from my vast recruitment experience working in the Legal, SaaS/PaaS, Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, IoT, Cyber Security areas. Strong technical acumen: Proven ability at providing innovative and progressive hiring practices, streamline recruiting process, talent management, social media and branding, creating sourcing strategies, process improvement, negotiation, influence leadership, diversity, behavioral interviewing, and strategist.

SCHEDULE A CALL: If you’re a Law Firm Partner/Counsel/Associate  looking to weigh your options for your next move and/or a law firm or company that needs assistance to identify top talented professionals, I invite you to have a conversation. Whether we decide or not to do business together, I am confident that our call will be full of insights and actionable steps that can help you in your business or career. (408) 230-3649 call/Text and/or pemberton.gordon@legal-ca.com

Specialties: Attorney Recruiter, Legal Recruiter, Corporate, Patent Litigation, Licensing, Patent Prosecution, Fund Formation, Commercial, and Securities Litigation.

Now Hiring: Partners, Associates, and In-house Counsel.

• Patent Litigation
• Patent Prosecution
• Corporate
• Commercial and Securities Litigation

Pemberton Gordon III
Legal Recruiter
Legal Career Agents
Website: www.legal-ca.com
Email: pemberton.gordon@legal-ca.com
Phone: (650) 422-2160
Cell (408) 230-3649 Call/Text

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, Former 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, Former 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
  • Cecilia Wang, Patent Litigation Associate Quinn Emanuel

    I worked with many recruiters during my lateral move back home to California, and Pemberton stood out as one of the best, if not the best. He is respectful, highly professional, and most importantly, practical in his pitches. He tailors his approach to the individual, and draws focus to the right aspects of each resume so as to maximize the candidate’s chances of success. I strongly recommend him to any associate seeking to lateral.

    Cecilia Wang, Patent Litigation Associate Quinn Emanuel
  • Okey Onyejekwe, Patent Litigation Counsel K&L Gates

    I’ve known Pemberton for years. And we’ve now worked together professionally for years as well. He is a solid as they come. He’s been invaluable in helping me with a number of career moves. He’s far beyond a typical recruiter. The three things I think Pemberton brings that are unique include: 1) focus on the business case for both client and firm, 2) identification of interpersonal dynamics that make a “fit”, and 3) following on afterwards with business development leads. Working with Pem is not simply transactional. He remains committed to helping your business grow!

    Okey Onyejekwe, Patent Litigation Counsel K&L Gates
  • Rajendra Panwar, Patent Prosecution Associate Fenwick & West

    I got my current job thanks to Pemberton. I was in the tech industry and was interested in switching to a legal career. I tried several recruiters but none were interested/helpful since I didn’t have law degree or legal experience. However, Pemberton put me in touch with the right contacts that lead to an interview and my first legal job at Fenwick and West. He did that just to help me out, not for getting paid. Besides being a great recruiter, Pemberton is a very kind hearted person. I will always be grateful to him.

    Rajendra Panwar, Patent Prosecution Associate Fenwick & West
  • Christina Raquel, Corporate Associate White & Case

     Pemberton is fantastic and very talented. He has a deep understanding of the local legal market, is very well connected, and works with his clients to understand where they would or would not fit in given their communicated preferences. During your interview process, he tastefully stays on top of internal recruiters and keeps you in the loop. He has a great memory and is very detail oriented. I utilized several recruiters prior to working with Pemberton — I was thoroughly impressed by the difference. Pemberton was instrumental in helping me lateral very early in my career. I highly recommend him. 

    Christina Raquel, Corporate Associate White & Case
  • James Lin, Securities Litigation Associate Goodwin & Procter

     High recommendation for Pemberton, who is a talented relationship builder with extensive depth and knowledge of the local legal market. He provides unique insights and advice in matching your specific career goals with professional needs. No hesitation for those making a professional shift to seek guidance from this exceptional advocate. 

    James Lin, Securities Litigation Associate Goodwin & Procter
  • David Wallace,  Senior Patent Counsel  Johnson & Johnson

     Pemberton builds connections beyond talent acquisition. He truly considers the professional and personal goals of his clients. And he continues to help enhance those networks beyond the initial engagement. Could not ask for a better advocate for my professional success.

    David Wallace, Senior Patent Counsel Johnson & Johnson
  • Ron Bell, Former 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, Former 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
  • Cecilia Wang, Patent Litigation Associate Quinn Emanuel

    I worked with many recruiters during my lateral move back home to California, and Pemberton stood out as one of the best, if not the best. He is respectful, highly professional, and most importantly, practical in his pitches. He tailors his approach to the individual, and draws focus to the right aspects of each resume so as to maximize the candidate’s chances of success. I strongly recommend him to any associate seeking to lateral.

    Cecilia Wang, Patent Litigation Associate Quinn Emanuel
  • Okey Onyejekwe, Patent Litigation Counsel K&L Gates

    I’ve known Pemberton for years. And we’ve now worked together professionally for years as well. He is a solid as they come. He’s been invaluable in helping me with a number of career moves. He’s far beyond a typical recruiter. The three things I think Pemberton brings that are unique include: 1) focus on the business case for both client and firm, 2) identification of interpersonal dynamics that make a “fit”, and 3) following on afterwards with business development leads. Working with Pem is not simply transactional. He remains committed to helping your business grow!

    Okey Onyejekwe, Patent Litigation Counsel K&L Gates
  • Rajendra Panwar, Patent Prosecution Associate Fenwick & West

    I got my current job thanks to Pemberton. I was in the tech industry and was interested in switching to a legal career. I tried several recruiters but none were interested/helpful since I didn’t have law degree or legal experience. However, Pemberton put me in touch with the right contacts that lead to an interview and my first legal job at Fenwick and West. He did that just to help me out, not for getting paid. Besides being a great recruiter, Pemberton is a very kind hearted person. I will always be grateful to him.

    Rajendra Panwar, Patent Prosecution Associate Fenwick & West
  • Christina Raquel, Corporate Associate White & Case

     Pemberton is fantastic and very talented. He has a deep understanding of the local legal market, is very well connected, and works with his clients to understand where they would or would not fit in given their communicated preferences. During your interview process, he tastefully stays on top of internal recruiters and keeps you in the loop. He has a great memory and is very detail oriented. I utilized several recruiters prior to working with Pemberton — I was thoroughly impressed by the difference. Pemberton was instrumental in helping me lateral very early in my career. I highly recommend him. 

    Christina Raquel, Corporate Associate White & Case
  • James Lin, Securities Litigation Associate Goodwin & Procter

     High recommendation for Pemberton, who is a talented relationship builder with extensive depth and knowledge of the local legal market. He provides unique insights and advice in matching your specific career goals with professional needs. No hesitation for those making a professional shift to seek guidance from this exceptional advocate. 

    James Lin, Securities Litigation Associate Goodwin & Procter
  • David Wallace,  Senior Patent Counsel  Johnson & Johnson

     Pemberton builds connections beyond talent acquisition. He truly considers the professional and personal goals of his clients. And he continues to help enhance those networks beyond the initial engagement. Could not ask for a better advocate for my professional success.

    David Wallace, Senior Patent Counsel Johnson & Johnson

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