Delivering brains, not just bodies.
Temporary attorneys are not created equal—hiring the right contract attorney requires the same care and expertise as hiring a permanent employee. We pride ourselves on our ability to hire cohesive teams composed of individuals with proven productivity and quality results.
How do we do that?
- We evaluate candidates on their accuracy, productivity and “value” from former projects
- We maintain metrics on individual performance
- We conduct face-to-face interviews as well as thorough background and reference checks
- Our recruiters match candidate skills with client project requirements
- We get permission from each candidate before we submit his or her résumé
- We retain candidates so you benefit from inherent knowledge and expanding experience
We’re committed and connected.
Strategic has accumulated nearly 20 years of experience in providing experienced, US-barred attorneys (and paralegals) for sophisticated senior-level work and high-volume managed reviews in areas like complex litigation, regulatory investigations, corporate, compliance and real estate due diligence.
Our candidates’ expertise spans the entire legal spectrum to include skilled attorneys in ERISA, real estate, corporate, litigation, compliance, securities and trading related roles, with proficiency in due diligence, derivatives, securities lending and prime brokerage as well as securities litigation.
To attract qualified and diverse applicants, Strategic has established a reputation for treating candidates professionally and offering them competitive pay and unique benefits. We actively recruit from traditional on-line sources and through a variety of diversity organizations, and we maintain relationships with top law schools in the regions where we are most active.
Once hired for large-scale managed document review projects, our reviewers are evaluated on the quality of their work performance through our legal process and project management (LPM) criteria, including weighted accuracy and productivity metrics, as well as intangible value. The evaluations are maintained with the candidate record.
Large Scale Review
Strategic has nearly 20 years of experience providing, US-barred attorneys (and paralegals) for high-volume managed and non-managed reviews to AmLaw 50 law firms and their clients. We place only the highest quality contract attorneys and paralegals in the discovery process.
Our recruiters screen and retain talented, licensed attorneys for large (e.g., 100 + attorneys) or small-scale projects. All candidates are interviewed, vigorously screened and categorized according to their requisite skills sets, experience, credentials, references, geographic locations, licensing and availability, enabling us to source highly skilled, driven document review teams for specific project needs.
Candidates placed on non-managed reviews are often trained and evaluated on prior Strategic managed reviews. They are regularly trained in a wide variety of eDiscovery software and technologies, and are experienced in dealing with the intricacies of performing various levels of review and production.
Strategic has extensive experience actively placing permanent and temporary attorneys, paralegals and documentation specialists in the niche areas of derivatives, prime services and counterparty documentation. We have placed countless ISDA, GMRA/Repo and Prime Brokerage negotiators, derivative attorneys and professionals. Our recruitment team also has years of practical experience working in sales and trading at top financial institutions. Their collective strong background in fixed income, asset backed securities and derivatives, provides the applied knowledge critical for recruiting and screening candidates in these specialized areas.
Legal Translation Services
It’s important to be cognizant of regional or dialect needs—but also important to understand cultures, faith requirements, and current political events that affect content and context. All of Strategic’s foreign language staffers are evaluated on metrics from prior projects—and our teams use our house-developed proprietary application of Six Sigma-based quality control processes for foreign language review.
Along with the ability to provide superior human review as well as machine- and court-certified translations services, Strategic will provide a full-time foreign language project manager familiar with the unique requirements of foreign language reviews.
Whether your need is for foreign language review or legal document translation, Strategic provides candidates in most languages at metropolitan U.S. locations. Selected foreign languages include but are not limited to:
The compliance practice at Strategic places entry- to senior-level professionals in permanent and temporary positions nationwide into such areas as hedge funds, global financial institutions, asset managers, broker-dealers, consulting firms, commercial banks, fund of funds, insurance companies, investment banks, and private banks. Compliance searches our associates have performed include:
- Alternative investments
- AML/BSA /KYC/ OFAC
- Asset Management
- Bank regulations
- Branch examinations
- Capital Markets
- Control Room
- Fair lending
- Fixed Income (Credit, FX, Interest rates, and Treasury)
- Investment Advisor
- Marketing and Advertising Review
- Monitoring and Testing
- Mutual Funds
- Political Law and Lobbying
- Private Wealth Management
- Regulatory Examination/Inquiries
Strategic’s compliance practice also provides integrated compliance solutions for our clients. Previous projects include large scale due diligence review, e-mail review assistance, review and summaries of investment advisory agreement and/or personal brokerage agreements, and review and summaries of subscription agreements and OFAC lists.
Strategic was a pioneer nearly 20 years ago in the field of highly specialized legal recruiting and continues to exhibit exceptional ability to provide sophisticated senior-level attorneys performing substantive work on a temporary basis. Contract attorneys who have been partners or associates at major firms and/or who possess substantial in-house experience typically fill these positions. Strategic provides qualified candidates who are willing to work on a temp-to-perm or temporary basis.
Strategic Legal Solutions is a leading New York-based international legal search firm. With one of the most comprehensive legal recruiting databases in the industry, the permanent placement group specializes in placing attorneys at major law firms, boutique law firms and corporate legal departments—including those of global Fortune 500 companies, investment banks, and private equity/hedge funds. Our seasoned legal placement consultants partner with prospective employers, partners and associates in all practice areas to ensure an optimal match for both parties.
We maintain the highest standard of ethics and all inquiries are treated with the strictest confidence. We also provide a temp-to-perm option, which can serve as an opportunity to further evaluate your needs and an individual’s fit with your culture/organization, while saving on recruitment fees.