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SMR Legal Search was founded by Susan M. Rubinovitz, Esq. a former practicing attorney and experienced legal and compliance recruiter, to provide in house legal departments and law firms with top attorney, paralegal and compliance professional talent in the most expeditious and cost-effective manner.

SMR Legal Search is based in Philadelphia and New Jersey and recruits and places attorneys, paralegals and compliance professionals at law firms and corporations throughout the Northeast, including Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and all of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Boston, Connecticut, Washington, D.C. and Maryland and nationally. Our clientele is diverse. We work with large AM Global law firms to specialty boutique firms, and from Fortune 500 companies to small start-up businesses. We have some of the most interesting and desirable legal positions available. Many of our positions are exclusive unadvertised positions.

Our legal and compliance recruiters are specialists in recruiting lateral attorneys, compliance professionals and paralegals for permanent positions We place general counsel, in house counsel, partners, practice groups, associates, compliance directors, chief privacy directors, and paralegals. In addition, we handle mergers. Focusing exclusively on placing attorneys, compliance professionals and paralegals in permanent positions contributes to our unparalleled knowledge of the legal and compliance market and success at recruiting and placing top attorney, compliance professional and paralegal talent in highly specialized and technical fields of law.

Our experienced legal and compliance recruiters are former practicing attorneys who have worked at and who possess extensive legal recruiting experience. We have over 45 years of combined law firm and legal recruiting experience. At SMR Legal Search, our legal recruiters work collaboratively to use our collective in-depth knowledge of the practice of law and legal recruiting market, experience and extensive contacts throughout the Northeast and nationally to provide our clients with the most qualified and highly credentialed attorneys, compliance professionals and paralegals to meet their specific needs.

We are specialists in relocating attorneys. Susan has practiced law throughout the Northeast and is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts and District of Columbia bars. As such, she is familiar with the bar admittance requirements for each of those jurisdictions and has numerous contacts in the corporate and legal communities of those areas. Prior to becoming a legal recruiter, Susan was a litigation attorney. She has litigated complex matters in courtrooms in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Baltimore and Boston. This law practice experience is invaluable in helping law firms and corporations to find the most appropriate attorneys to meet their needs and to advise attorneys regarding the specific practice areas at potential employers. In addition, Jim has worked in management at a national law firm and in the insurance industry and maintains longstanding relationships with members of the corporate and legal communities.

As members of the NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants), SMR Legal Search operates under the most stringent ethical standards and strictest confidentiality.

Featured Job Opportunities

Healthcare Transactional Counsel
Location: Northern, VA
Our client, a highly regarded healthcare technology company is seeking two attorneys with strong expertise in drafting and negotiating a broad range of contracts including service agreements, HIPAA BA agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, traditional license agreements, contracts with vendors, non-disclosure agreements, and Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) agreements. Work will also incolve contracts related to the launching of new products and creating templates from scratch. You will be interfacing with internal busines speople to understand the products and determine the necessary terms of the contracts. A background in healthcare or pharma, especially in the technology aspects of healthcare is a plus. Some IP/licensing experience is a plus. Our client will consider attorneyw with 4 - 9 years of experience. The preference is for someone with prior in-house experience but will consider law firm attorneys with the right experience as well. This company offers an outstanding work environment, excellent benefits, long term stability and reasonable hours. The company is growing and has tripled in size in the past four years. There is very low turnover at this company. Excelent compensation package.

Government & Regulatory Affairs Counsel
Location: Northern, VA
Our client, a global technology company seeks an experienced government and regulatory affairs attorney with experience with patent prosecution and enforcement wireless technology regulatory affairs. The right candidate will have at least 10 years of experience in government and regulatory affairs, much of it on the Hill or in the executive branch. Duties will include: Developing and managing a government affairs strategy for the company; Providing counsel to upper management on government and regulatory affairs matters; Interfacing with government officials regarding the company's regulatory affairs matters; Workign with outside consultants to promote the company's government relations and public policies positions; and Providing training to members of the company on its government regulatory affairs policy.

Corporate Associate
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Top Law Firm seeks a Corporate Associate with 2 to 6 yrs. of large firm experience including mergers & acquisitions and private equity/venture capital matters. Excellent academic credentials reqd. You will be working with one of the best corporate attorneys in town who is an excellent mentor!  Interesting sophisticated work and competitive compensation!

Managing Assoc. General Counsel - Mortgage Litigation
Location: Northern, VA
Well regarded successful co. seeks a Managing Associate General Counsel for their Mortgage Litigation Division. The successful candidate will have at least 12 years of mortgage litigation exper. handling claims affecting single family homes & REO assets and at least 6 years of exper. managing attorneys. This position reports directly to the Deputy GC for this division. Responsibilities include managing 4 in-house attys. and numerous outside counsel. Excellent compensation package!
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