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April Fawcett Nagel founded firstPro in Atlanta in 1986. The firm, which started out with only four employees, expanded quickly and had established a total of 12 offices by 1988. In 2007, firstPro was listed as one the Fastest Growing Woman-Owned firms and also as one of the Best Places to Work, by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Today, firstPro has main offices in Atlanta and Philadelphia, with a total of 138 employees.
The Legal Services Division at firstPro specializes in the placement of lateral associates, in-house counsel, and partners. Recruiters in this division serve law firms and corporate clients through a structured approach that involves an evaluation of the needs of both clients and candidates. Both contingent and retained legal searches are available.
With years of experience in the placement of lateral associates, firstPro recruiters have knowledge of almost every major market and have formed relationships with law firms of all sizes across the US.
Through their personal experience in the legal industry, firstPro recruiters understand that in-house attorneys are expected to serve the corporation rather than serving a range of clients. Recruiters use this knowledge to assist first time corporate of staff counsel candidates who are coming out of a private practice situation and may need assistance in the transition. Placement services are also available for seasoned candidates. In fact, firstPro works with a range of corporations, from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups that are hiring an in-house attorney for the first time.
The placement of a partner services require an understanding of the intricacies involved in transitioning to a new firm. Recruiters with firstPro have that understanding and have worked with partners from a broad range of practice areas. Most of the recruiters within the Legal Services Division are former practicing attorneys who have worked with major law firms as well as corporations.
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