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"Divya works thoughtfully, efficiently and collaboratively."
"Changing law firms is not an easy task during the best of circumstances, but to make a move during a global pandemic is downright daunting. I would not have been able to effectively navigate the current legal market without Divya Bala. I have known Divya for a number of years, and during that time she earned my respect and admiration by sharing her detailed knowledge of the top law firms and their practice groups in not only the Los Angeles market but on a nationwide basis. That level of market intelligence and understanding of the shifting legal landscape was, and continues to be, invaluable to me. Divya works thoughtfully, efficiently and collaboratively.
Divya took the time to listen to what I value in a law firm, so she was quickly able to eliminate certain firms from consideration and focus on firms that she believed would be a good match for me and my practice. As the pandemic set in and the interview process shifted from in-person meetings to virtual interviews, Divya was with me every step of the way acting as a sounding board, providing insightful advice, and guiding me through the process. I continue to be impressed at how responsive Divya was to my e-mails, texts and phone calls, whether it was early in the morning or late at night. Divya is a wonderful person and an absolute pleasure to work with. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking to explore the market."
"It was clear to me every step of the way that she is a true pro, and that I was very well represented in the process."
"I got to know Divya over the course of many years before I ever considered a move, and when I did consider it, she was the perfect fit. She took time to understand the specific nature of my practice, and was very thoughtful about which law firms posed the best opportunities for me to grow my practice. What was even more remarkable was how dialed in she was to various firms, and then how much hard work and responsiveness she demonstrated in identifying and pursuing the right opportunity for me. It was clear to me every step of the way that she is a true pro, and that I was very well represented in the process. She was absolutely first class throughout the entire process, and I’m delighted to have worked with her."
"I view Divya as a trusted advisor and rely on her knowledge of the legal marketplace..."
"Divya was not looking for a "quick win." When she first contacted me years ago, I was clear that I was not looking to leave my law firm. Over the years I took no other calls. Divya took the time to get to know me and my practice without ever pushing and often without presenting any potential opportunities since none were right for me. When the right opportunity did materialize, she presented it in the most professional manner and displayed a keen understanding of the specific reasons why it was the best strategic decision for me and my new Firm. That level of sophistication is rare and welcomed by someone in my position. I view Divya as a trusted advisor and rely on her knowledge of the legal marketplace."
"Sabina was a pleasant exception. She is extremely energetic, very responsive and has a deep knowledge..."
" I tend to have a harsh view of legal headhunters, but Sabina was a pleasant exception. She is extremely energetic, very responsive and has a deep knowledge of firms. She also seemed very attuned to the details of our practice and what we were looking for. "
"Sabina is efficient, professional, discrete, precise and a delight to deal with."
" Sabina is efficient, professional, discrete, precise and a delight to deal with. Her judgment is impeccable and timely. Welding together a precise sense of the marketplace, deep connections and a wise understanding of how to construct an artful and successful deal, Sabina is a relentless and consummate professional at the very peak of her industry. "
"Vijay really stands out in the partner recruiting space for his discretion, loyalty and integrity."
" Vijay really stands out in the partner recruiting space for his discretion, loyalty and integrity. Vijay repeatedly demonstrated to me that he valued our long-term relationship and he acted as my agent during my lateral partner search process. I am deeply grateful to him and Lippman Jungers for all of the efforts on my behalf. During the process, Vijay always made me feel as though I were one of his most important clients; he believed in me and advocated effectively for me. Vijay truly earned having me as a client and he guided me thoroughly and skillfully during each step of the process. I believe that the kind of premium client service that Vijay provided to me is relatively rare in the headhunting space. As I value loyalty, discretion and integrity in my practice, I look forward to continuing to work with Vijay and Lippman Jungers on a go-forward basis. Vijay and your firm are certainly my first referral for colleagues who are looking to explore the market. "
"Sabina wields rarefied knowledge of the shifting landscape of law firm recruitment"
"Sabina is a strategist where most recruiters are secretaries. She helped identify opportunities I had missed, aided in focusing my efforts and provided insight into the relationships I needed to build. Sabina wields rarefied knowledge of the shifting landscape of law firm recruitment and added genuine value to my job search. If you are working with some other recruiter, well, you should be working with Sabina instead."
"Sabina is the consummate professional."
"Sabina is the consummate professional. She is talented, savvy and knows the business of law. She possesses a rare combination of pure intellect, knowledge of the market and an unflinching commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards. There are few people, regardless of profession, who bring those attributes to the table. She also listens and understands the needs of both the potential lateral partner and the firm. She is as advertised - among the very best."
"The end result was a move to a great firm that is a perfect fit for my practice and my career goals."
"Working with Divya Bala in my search process was an absolute pleasure. Divya took the time to listen to my preferences with respect to the type of firm I was looking for and the platform I desired for my practice. She arranged a list of appropriate choices which were presented to me in an organized and helpful manner. She then was instrumental in guiding me through the long and sometimes tedious process from start to finish. She was never pushy or overbearing, and I felt all along that she had only my best interests in mind. The end result was a move to a great firm that is a perfect fit for my practice and my career goals. I was fortunate that I took that initial call from Divya!"
Divya is a fantastic recruiter and a great person."
"Divya is a fantastic recruiter and a great person. She did a tremendous job in identifying possible firms and in helping to narrow the list down to firms that would be a good personal fit. She did a great job coordinating with those firms and streamlining the interview process - always being proactive without being pushy. During the interview process, Divya was a very good sounding board in thinking through the differences in firms. She had tremendous recall for everything I told her, which helped to keep my thoughts organized. She also provided a lot of useful market data on the various firms. I was also impressed at how responsive Divya was. She always seemed to be available for my calls (or she immediately texted me her availability if she couldn't take my call). When I had narrowed my decision down to two firms, Divya was a valued thought partner who helped me to my ultimate decision. She was a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her."
"Thank you for all of the great efforts and assistance provided."
"Now that I have had some time to settle into my new position at Sidley – I just wanted to drop Sabina a quick note to thank her for all of the great efforts and assistance provided in connection with my recent move over to Sidley. Sabina made the entire process surprisingly easy and smooth. It turns out it does not have to be all that traumatic and difficult to move after 23 years from one firm to another!!"
"Sabina took the time to learn my practice and what I value"
"The highest compliment that I can pay to any professional services recruiter is that they truly pay attention - to the market, to my practice, to the needs of other firms. Sabina does this in spades. In paying such close attention and keeping her eye on the ball, she always had my best interests at heart and fully understood that, in truth, "no move" might have been the "best move" for me. But she took the time to learn my practice and what I value, and ended up presenting a singular opportunity that was a game changer. She was always responsive, invariably willing to engage in discussing all the details that mattered to me, and kept me focused on the right perspectives that allowed my move to Sidley to happen. She is the consummate trusted advisor if you are lucky enough to have her work with you."
"Divya took the time to get to know me and advised me on both personal and professional concerns."
"I had been at my old firm for 18 years and had no intention of leaving, but Divya Bala showed me a range of options that I did not know existed, and helped me evaluate, on a rational basis all my options, including staying at my old firm. At every step of the way I felt certain that Divya was more concerned with what was best for me and my career than her financial interest in placing a partner. Her honest and forthright approach were apparent in all of our discussions. Once I decided to interview with other firms, she helped me every step of the way and invested many hours working with me. Divya took the time to get to know me and advised me on both personal and professional concerns. She was extremely responsive throughout the process. I did switch firms, and it was a great choice, in large part because of Divya's assistance. I cannot recommend her highly enough."
"Jeffrey provided me with thoughtful and helpful advice."
"I am honored and lucky to have worked with Jeffrey Conta who is an outstanding legal recruiter, professional, patient and incredibly responsible. Jeffrey has a profound and remarkable understanding of the trends, pressures, and issues that are driving the significant changes in the current Chinese legal market, he spent significant time necessary to get to know me and to understand my personal priorities and then translated that knowledge into finding a great fit for me. Jeffrey provided me with thoughtful and helpful advice. He recognized the importance of the process and invested many hours working with me. Through his efforts I was able find a great fit with a strong and compatible law firm."
"Sabina Lippman is an outstanding legal recruiter."
"Sabina Lippman is an outstanding legal recruiter. I would unequivocally recommend her both to firms looking to recruit new talent or to individuals considering a lateral move from their current firms. Sabina has a profound and remarkable understanding of the trends, pressures, and issues that are driving the significant changes in the current legal market. She is hard working, intelligent, creative, and experienced and I have consistently found her insights and advice to be not only helpful but trustworthy. Most importantly, Sabina is impeccably honest, candid and ethical, intangible qualities that are so crucial to successful legal recruiting. I am honored to have worked with Sabina and proud to have been associated with her as a legal recruiter and trusted friend."
"To be clear, she is, quite simply, the real deal."
"It's become common to say that "it takes a village" to achieve anything of significance these days. In my case, it took Sabina Lippman. After 35 years with one firm, and strong trepidation about change, Sabina thought out of the box. Importantly, she took the time to get to know me and presented me with opportunities I had not thought of. Over a period of a year she advised me on a myriad of professional and personal considerations , serving as both an objective sounding board and an advocate on my behalf. But for Sabina's reputation in the industry and her noted ability to close the deal, our group would not have made the move and landed where we wanted, when we wanted. To be clear, she is, is, quite simply, the real deal: a tireless worker, always responsive, earnest, insightful and capable of maintaining composure and a sense of humor under stress."
"Sabina Lippman is the consummate professional."
"Sabina Lippman is the consummate professional. Sabina spent the time necessary to get to know me and to understand my personal priorities and then translated that knowledge into finding a great fit for me. Sabina provided me with thoughtful advice, which was based on a very detailed understanding of the Los Angeles legal market, my goals, and how best to meet those goals. She recognized the importance of the process and invested many hours working with me. Through her efforts I was able to find a great fit with a stellar firm."
"Sabina is a natural recruiter who has tremendous empathy for candidates."
"Sabina is a natural recruiter who has tremendous empathy for candidates and her employers. Throughout my discussions with her I felt that she was genuinely keen to make sure that the match worked for both sides and that what she was most interested in was not short term gain but the advancement of her client's needs and ensuring that I would enjoy working at the firm. Her knowledge of her client was exceptional and her responsiveness and professionalism were at a level that exceeds that of any other recruiter I have dealt with. Her honesty and forthrightness were apparent in all of our discussions and her integrity gave me confidence in the opportunity. As can be seen from the other testimonials and placements she has made, Sabina has a strong track record and the consistent praise of both candidates and employers speaks for itself. It was a pleasure to work with Sabina, and I have no hesitation in vouching for her as a professional and talented recruiter who can be trusted."
"I recommend Sabina to any lawyers who may be ready to make a move."
"I can remember that day six years ago when I took a cold call from a pleasant sounding recruiter named Sabina. I wasn't looking to change firms, but decided to speak to her anyway as she appeared very straight-forward, professional and seemed to know a great deal about the legal market. Three months later, after many hours of Sabina's coaching, negotiating and hand-holding, I changed my law firm and career path. Over the ensuing six years, I learned I could trust Sabina - she is honest, discreet, incredibly responsive and, most of all, has true integrity. I recommend Sabina to any lawyers who may be ready to make a move or who are interested in exploring their options. So, if one day the phone rings and Sabina is on the other end - take the call."
"I've had the good fortune to work with Sabina on both sides of the deal."
"Sabina Lippman is a rock star. I've had the good fortune to work with Sabina on both sides of the deal: first, as a candidate recruited to DLA and, since I have been on board, as a recruiter for the firm. Sabina listens carefully to a candidates' needs and to her firm-clients' strategic needs. She understands the value of time and doesn't waste it.
Most would agree that the best candidates are partners not looking for another firm. I was one of those. They are not easy to find or to dislodge. Sabina has demonstrated excellence in identifying best candidates and making the firm's case well enough to begin the discussion. That's what we ask and she delivers. I would prefer not to recommend Sabina to any of you so that she'll only work for us!"
"Sabina is in the top tier of her profession and is a pleasure to work with."
"Sabina Lippman has been a key contributor to our growth over the last 5 years. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of the legal market, conducts meticulous research and knows our Firm extremely well. As a result, she introduces candidates who are exceptional fits. And once Sabina makes an introduction, she is not done.
She stays in constant contact with the candidate and with me and our Partners to make sure the process is proceeding in an orderly fashion, that questions are being answered, and that there are no surprises.In addition to being an exceptional recruiter and advisor, I have found Sabina to be a really good person.
Through the scores of candidates Sabina has introduced to our Firm, I have been impressed with her honesty, ethics, intelligence, straightforward manner and friendliness. And that is not just my opinion. I have never met one of her candidates who did not have the utmost respect for her. Sabina is in the top tier of her profession and is a pleasure to work with."
"Sabina's invaluable market insight served to benchmark informed decisions."
"Sabina's invaluable market insight served to benchmark informed decisions during a time for me characterized by the crisis and chaos of my prior law firm's unexpected collapse. She coupled her knowledge of the market with experienced instincts that matched me to the most prescient options for firm fit from all perspectives, mindful of the long term career placement I sought. A trusted advisor, Sabina helped me navigate myriad complex options. I have no doubt I made the right career choice, and I could not have made that choice without her."
"It is my pleasure to work with Sabina Lippman."
"It is my pleasure to work with Sabina Lippman. She has come forward with excellent candidates, knows how to work with people and has always been scrupulously honest in her evaluations and representations. I place her in a very small group of recruiters who are at the apex of the profession."
"Sabina Lippman demonstrated an extraordinary degree of professionalism, diligence and knowledge."
"Sabina Lippman demonstrated an extraordinary degree of professionalism, diligence and knowledge of the business and practice of law in placing me at Pircher, Nichols & Meeks. Sabina fashioned and executed a sound strategy in identifying firms whose culture, practice areas and development goals ideally matched my own practice, goals and temperament.
Critically, the firms I met without exception expressed confidence in Sabina, and showed trust in her judgment. Undoubtedly, I owe my career advancement in no small measure to Sabina, and would highly recommend her to any lawyer seeking to pursue career opportunities."
"Sabina Lippman was incredibly helpful throughout the process of placing me to oversee Sheppard Mullin."
"Sabina Lippman was incredibly helpful throughout the process of placing me to oversee Sheppard Mullin's corporate practice in China. Her familiarity with the legal market in China in general, but also with the specific personalities and dynamics at Sheppard Mullin, and her openness in discussing the various factors and constraints that played into my analysis, were instrumental.
Perhaps most important -- in retrospect all of the information and advice she gave me during the process turned out to be accurate in practice. I have been contacted by more recruiters than I can recall over the years, but Sabina's knowledge and instincts, combined with how easy it is to work with her, are unique."
"Sabina and Mark are "go to" recruiters."
"Sabina and Mark are "go to" recruiters. When I was charged with the task of expanding the Firm's Los Angeles presence, I knew that I required Tier 1, assertive and professional recruiters to assist in the endeavor. I immediately placed Lippman Jungers LLC among the top of the list, and the results have validated my choice. Within the first year of working with Sabina and Mark, we were able to secure a highly sought after Labor and Employment team of six attorneys in Los Angeles, as well as two nationally recognized structured finance partners. The firm had been seeking to fill these needs for several prior years, and Lippman Jungers were crucial in assisting us in doing it in a relatively brief time after engaging in the process with the Firm. The approach is hands on, collaborative with the Firm, and leaves no stone un-turned. Sabina and Mark have stellar connections with marquis lawyers in just about every area of practice, and I appreciate their knowledge of the marketplace."
"Sabina is the best in the business."
"Sabina is the best in the business: her greatest strength is that she understands the client and goes an extra mile to find the best fit for the client within the universe of law firms. She is fast and always there for you."
"Kamari is very talented at what she does and she is a full package."
"Kamari is very talented at what she does and she is a full package. She is not afraid to reach out to the right person on a firm's behalf even if it means having to do a cold call (and she is very good at it!). But she is so much more than that. In a few months of my interactions with Kamari which resulted in me landing in Drinker Biddle's New York office, Kamari became a trusted adviser on much more than my move from my old law firm. I did not and will not hesitate to reach out to Kamari in the future when I need help. She has political sensitivity, understanding when to seek help and when to lay low and a great sense of people and of the market. I now know this and believe so do others who have used her whether as a hiring firm or a hired attorney."
"We could not be happier with the team that Mark helped us assemble."
"As part of our firm's strategic plan to expand in Latin America, we had been looking to establish a high-profile office in Miami with top-caliber lawyers with prominent international practices. Mark Jungers was an essential ingredient in helping us bring this vision to fruition by helping us conceptualize how best to establish a dynamic market presence, following through on the plan with a conscientious attention to detail, and ultimately bringing the effort to conclusion. We could not be happier with the team that Mark helped us assemble. He clearly demonstrated a unique ability to match our firm's needs and personality with those of some of the top talent in the area. I am confident that our Miami team will be a key factor in attracting other successful lawyers to the office as well as international and domestic clients. "
"Mark Jungers is not your typical recruiter."
"I remember sitting down with Mark over lunch and being asked what my dream job would be. It was not your typical question from a recruiter, but Mark Jungers is not your typical recruiter. My dream job was a tall order: to open an international office for a L& E boutique in Caracas, Venezuela and spearhead that firm's L& E practice throughout Latin America, using Miami as a headquarters. Mark delivered exactly that for my group of 12 lawyers. While he told me it could be done, it was still simply unbelievable when he found the perfect fit for my dream and made it happen. On top of the results, Mark is a true professional and during countless hours - at all hours - I looked to him for his thoughtful, insightful, and informed advice and counsel. I always knew that Mark was looking out for my interests and the interests of my team. If there was an important decision to be made or an issue to discuss, Mark was on a plane to sit down and hash it out. I would highly recommend Mark Jungers to anyone contemplating a lateral move - particularly one involving the complexities of opening an office for a new firm."
"Mark truly did the "heavy lifting" on marketing our practice."
"I was the senior partner on a practice team with 4 other partners and 6 associates in the Fall of 2010 when we discovered that, due to the development of an unwaivable conflict with a major client of our team, we needed to move our team intact to another firm in just a few months' time. But it had to be the right firm - with the right geographic and practice area footprints and with a culture consistent with that of our team. We reached out to a number of recruiters but we quickly decided on using Mark Jungers due to his extensive first-hand knowledge of the law firms that we were interested in joining as well as his ability to quickly assess the likely appetite of those firms for expanding their work in our practice area and for expanding or opening offices in the cities in which the members of our team resided. He truly did the "heavy lifting" on marketing our practice and negotiating our lateral packages, which allowed us to continue to practice law on a largely full time basis during the whole process. I was very pleased with Mark's work on our behalf and I have recommended him to other lawyers who may be looking to move their practices to better platforms."
"Mark did an exceptional job in guiding me through this complex process."
"I hired Mark to do a very comprehensive national search for me and my team. Mark did an exceptional job and guiding me through this complex process and helped me make a very difficult decision. His counsel and advice were extremely helpful."
"Mark accepted the challenge ... and got it done in 2 months!"
"My team was looking for a recruiter to help 11 of us land at a new firm within 3 months of the date of engagement. It was a tall order, one that others we interviewed thought was not possible. Mark accepted the challenge ... and got it done in 2 months! He is a master negotiator, a huge source of information and knowledge, and above all, someone that you can trust with a life-changing decision."
"Sabina Lippman is a true professional who looks out for her clients."
"Sabina Lippman is a true professional who looks out for the needs of her clients. Throughout the entire process, Sabina and her team took the time to listen to my needs and concerns so as to develop a transition plan to find me the firm with the best fit. She was honest and forthright. All information was provided to me without hesitation, even when it might have persuaded me to seek opportunities unrelated to Sabina's interests as my recruiter. Clearly, she was looking out for my best interests over her own. I appreciate the guidance and expertise she was able to provide to me in my transition to Steptoe & Johnson as the head of the West Coast IP practice. Also, I appreciate her follow through in making sure my transition was smooth even after the offer was accepted."
"Sabina Lippman is the most sophisticated and effective partner recruiter in the industry."
"Sabina Lippman is the most sophisticated and effective partner recruiter in the industry. Her MIT / Michigan law education, deep knowledge of the different firms, their culture, position in the market, ability to see where they are truly headed, the lawyers who run those firms, coupled with her sixth sense about people, allow Sabina to focus on true career development for her candidates -- not just getting partners to make moves like a stock broker makes transactions for a commission.
Sabina cares about her candidates' futures and the strategic development of the law firms with which she works. Sabina has improved my career and is helping our firm develop in a strategic, methodical and thoughtful manner."
"Sabina brings us high-quality candidates likely to fit our needs."
"Sabina has taken the time to learn Steptoe's strategic objectives, practice strengths and firm culture. She brings us high-quality candidates likely to fit our strategic needs. Sabina's experience, market knowledge and judgment add significant value to our searches. We look forward to working with Sabina at her new firm."
"Sabina is extraordinarily gifted at understanding that the fit with a new firm works."
"I cannot imagine having any higher degree of faith and trust in a legal recruiter than I have in Sabina Lippman. In addition to having the prerequisite keen and insightful understanding of the legal market and the needs of key firms, Sabina is extraordinarily gifted at understanding the human dynamic involved in making sure that the fit with a new firm works, not just on a professional level, but on a personal level as well. Lateral partner integration is a challenging issue that should concern both firms and candidates. Sabina understands this more than any other legal recruiter I have met. Sabina worked tirelessly to place me with precisely the right firm and with a fantastic group of new colleagues. I could not be happier."
"Mark Jungers is an A-list recruiter who makes a difference."
"Mark Jungers is an A-list recruiter who makes a difference. When I was completing my service at the Department of Justice I was referred to him as someone with a wealth of experience representing high-level government attorneys. Mark did not disappoint. He has deep connections to, and credibility with, law firms and their leaders from coast to coast, and displayed an encyclopedic knowledge as we mapped out a strategy to explore the market. Mark's willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty also cannot be questioned. In one instance, I was flying into Chicago to meet with the head of litigation at a major firm, but had neglected to pack cufflinks. Mark set out on foot in a blizzard to find a terrific pair of cufflinks. This is the kind of dedicated service that is par for the course with him. If Mark Jungers calls, take the call. And if you are considering exploring the market, nobody will work harder, care more about you and your career as an individual, or represent you better."
"I adopt McNally's comments, except for the corny cufflinks part."
"I adopt McNally's comments, except for the corny cufflinks part."
"Mark has been a valuable asset to me as Managing Partner at Godfrey & Kahn."
"Mark has been a valuable asset to me as Managing Partner at Godfrey & Kahn. In my 15+ years of leading a mid-sized law firm, I always found it worthwhile to regularly sit with Mark to talk about the market and pick his brain, and I still enjoy doing so.
Ask him what's going on and he will likely regale you with a story of an office opening for a mega firm in a major market. At the same time, he maintains a deep knowledge of our firm and our market and always brings us candidates likely to fit our culture and strategic needs. Beyond being an exceptional recruiter and advisor, Mark distinguishes himself by his ability to build relationships. He is someone both we and his candidates trust, and that makes all the difference."
"Kamari Alexander stands out as one of only three individual recruiters who are exceptional."
"Over the past fifteen years, I have hired about 100 lateral partners, negotiated more than 90 contracts with search firms, and typically will work with between 15 and 20 search firms in any given year. Kamari Alexander stands out as one of only three individual recruiters who are exceptional.
All the rest fall into one of two categories: okay, and awful. The good ones are distinguished by three factors: understanding the institution, communication and information, and hard work. When Kamari first introduced herself to me, she took a huge amount of time - I mean huge.
Ultimately, she emerged with a very good understanding that allowed her to identify candidates that might fit here and present the firm to them in a way that they found attractive. She was instrumental in helping us get our start in LA. Kamari is exceptional at communicating with her clients. She has an excellent sense of the nuances of how law firms work. Finally, she is tireless in pursuit of objectives.
When we engaged her to do some fairly extensive searches across a number of offices, she hired someone to help her; left no stone unturned; and produced creditable candidates. Kamari is one of my first choices for any exclusive or retained search, and is at the very top of her profession."
"Sabina Lippman exceeded my expectations every day, in every way."
"Having been a long-timer at my old law firm, I approached the process of changing firms with some trepidation. Sabina Lippman exceeded my expectations every day, in every way. She is brilliant, articulate, knows the legal market in depth and detail, and is superb at matching lawyers to the right firms for their practices.
Sabina is also the most organized and hard-charging person I know, so be prepared for a fast-moving pace of interviews and decisions to be made. And when it comes to those decisions, she gives incisive advice and is a trusted counselor. I count myself lucky to have worked with Sabina, and I strongly recommend her to anyone who is serious about improving their law practice through a lateral move."