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The Law Firm Group offers partner and seasoned associate placement within law firms. The Law Firm Group also provides firm mergers support services. The Intellectual Property Group, the firm's oldest practice area, works with law firms and corporations to provide patent, copyright, and trademark attorney candidates.
Toby Spitz, the founder and president of the firm, has worked within legal recruiting since 1979. In 1984, Spitz opened Corporate Counsel Search, which specialized in placing in-house counsel. Twelve years later, she expanded the business to include law firm placements too. Prior to her career within the legal field, Spitz spent a number of years working as a business librarian. She holds a master's degree from Columbia University, served as a former vice president of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, and also served on the association's Board of Directors.
Each recruiter at Toby Spitz Associates, Inc. is thoroughly informed and familiar with the law firms and industries that seek candidates in each area of law. Four of the firm's recruiters were practicing attorneys prior to joining Toby Spitz Associates and therefore, have the necessary experience with law firms and corporations to make successful client/candidate matches. Candidates are screened through an extensive three-stage assessment. The first stage involves a background study of the client and the client's objectives. The research and analysis stage is next and involves both a candidate search and a thorough screening of candidates. The recruitment and presentation stage calls for detailed interviews and the delivery of the best candidate matches. Clients are given a detailed report on all candidates and if the match is a success, negotiations ensue.
The firm has worked with many high profile clients including the AT&T Corporation, Avon Products, Inc., Kraft Foods Corporation, Hasbro, Nabisco, and the Reebok Corporation. The offices of Toby Spitz Associates have the latest equipment and the ability to offer clients the most up-to-date profiles on job candidates. The firm developed an automated database of job candidates in 1987, making it one of the first recruiting firms with such a database. Toby Spitz Associates currently has a database of about 70,000 candidates, giving recruiters the ability to quickly access records and successfully fulfill client job placement requests.