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About Palo Alto, CA

Starting Associate Salary in
Palo Alto, CA ***
$125k - $160k
Palo Alto, CA Founded 1884
State Capital Sacramento CA
County for
Palo Alto, CA
Santa Clara County
City Fact about
Palo Alto, CA
Pala Alto includes portions of Stanford University, is headquarters to a number of Silicon Valley high-technology companies
City Nickname
Palo Alto, CA
Birthplace of the Silicon Valley
Top Industries
Palo Alto, CA
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# of NLJ 350 Attorneys
Palo Alto, CA
# of NLJ 350 Law Firms
Palo Alto, CA
Top three largest NLJ350 firms' offices by head count
Palo Alto, CA
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Morrison & Foerster

Top 100 Law Firms in
Palo Alto, CA*

Ranked #4
PPP $3.25m
Sullivan & Cromwell
Silicon Valley
Ranked #7
PPP $3.0m
Kirkland & Ellis
Silicon Valley
Ranked #8
PPP $2.3m
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Silicon Valley
Ranked #11
PPP $2.6m
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Silicon Valley
Ranked #13
PPP $2.3m
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Silicon Valley
Ranked #20
PPP $1.99m
Paul Hastings
Silicon Valley - No result found
Ranked #26
PPP $1.46m
Sidley Austin
Silicon Valley
Ranked #29
PPP $1.55m
White & Case
Silicon Valley
Ranked #30
PPP $1.6m
Bingham McCutchen
Silicon Valley
Ranked #32
PPP $1.58m
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Silicon Valley
Ranked #34
PPP $1.47m
Ropes & Gray
Silicon Valley
Ranked #35
PPP $1.4m
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Silicon Valley
Ranked #37
PPP $1.56m
Shearman & Sterling
Silicon Valley
Ranked #40
PPP $1.29m
Silicon Valley
Ranked #40
PPP $1.29m
Silicon Valley
Ranked #44
PPP $1.29m
Morrison & Foerster
Silicon Valley
Ranked #44
PPP $1.35m
Vinson & Elkins
Silicon Valley
Ranked #46
PPP $1.33m
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Silicon Valley
Ranked #49
PPP $1.12m
Arnold & Porter
Silicon Valley -NL
Ranked #50
PPP $1.37m
Baker Botts
Silicon Valley
Ranked #52
PPP $1.49m
Kaye Scholer
Silicon Valley
Ranked #56
PPP $1.22m
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Silicon Valley
Ranked #59
PPP $1.03m
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
Silicon Valley
Ranked #60
PPP $1.07m
Mayer Brown
Silicon Valley
Ranked #61
PPP $1.04m
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Silicon Valley
Ranked #62
PPP $1.12m
Hogan Lovells
Silicon Valley
Ranked #63
PPP $1.12m
Baker & McKenzie
Silicon Valley
Ranked #64
PPP $1.05m
Reed Smith
Silicon Valley
Ranked #67
PPP $900k
Perkins Coie
Silicon Valley
Ranked #69
PPP $900k
Foley & Lardner
Silicon Valley
Ranked #75
PPP $820k
Jones Day
Silicon Valley
Ranked #77
PPP $930k
K&L Gates
Silicon Valley
Ranked #84
PPP $765k
Squire Sanders
Silicon Valley - NL
Ranked #85
PPP $825k
SNR Denton
Silicon Valley
Ranked #87
PPP $670k
Nixon Peabody
Silicon Valley
Ranked #99
PPP $565k
Dorsey & Whitney
Silicon Valley

Top 200 Law Firms in
Palo Alto, CA*

Ranked #10
PPP $1.26m
Lowenstein Sandler
Silicon Valley
Ranked #12
PPP $1.16m
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips
Silicon Valley
Ranked #17
PPP $1.0m
Dickstein Shapiro
Silicon Valley
Ranked #24
PPP $920k
Kenyon & Kenyon
Silicon Valley
Ranked #66
PPP $530k
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
Silicon Valley

Palo Alto, CA… Where We Find the LionsSM

In the wake of global economic changes, Employers both Companies and Law firms rely on the Lion Group, a national legal recruiting firm, to recruit attorneys for their strategic and growth requirements. Attorneys meaning In-House counsel, government attorneys, law firm partners and associates. Companies rely on us for general counsels and deputy general counsel positions. Law firms rely on us for strategic law partner recruiting, partner groups placements, new office development for law firms and law firm merger and acquisition services. We love the legal industry. And serve company executives and law firm executives in the placement of lawyers and strategic growth initiatives in the United States.

Legal recruiting is our forte. At law schools, companies and law firms locally here in Palo Alto, CA lawyers call us head hunters while others calls us legal recruiters or legal search consultants, either way we get the job done and our clients are happy with strategic lawyer placements in Palo Alto, CA law firms or companies or in another city of their choice.

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Ask These Questions

In Palo Alto, CA, are you finding yourself asking these questions?

  • Have you dealt with a Legal Recruiter before and do you know How the Process Works?
  • Is your Company in a pinch and need to hire a Strategic Attorney to your Team now?
  • Are you reviewing Budget this year and want to Expand Your Talent Pool & Bottom Line?
  • Does your office need an Infusion of Talent and Leadership?
  • Would your Client give you More Business if you got the right Lawyer?
  • Did your Company just Expand and you need another General Counsel or Deputy?
  • Or did your Company get Acquired and you need a new level of InHouse Attorney leadership and experience?
  • Is your Law Firm considering a Merger or Acquisition for expansion and need game changing Introductions?
  • Did your last Recruiter offer a weak or no Guarantee for their work?
  • Were you left wanting with your last Recruiting experience and the Candidates presented?

At the Lion Group and in Palo Alto, CA, we understand the myriad of law employment details for InHouse counsel, law associates, partners, groups & entire firms.

Consider our clients, the NLJ350 & Fortune Companies, and why they have chosen us in Palo Alto, CA:

Introductions & Synergies

We create opportunity for our clients. We eat, sleep and think new connections that accelerate our clients goals.


It is our commitment to serve our clients and candidates with the utmost professionalism, integrity, and respect. We will serve relentlessly until the search has been completed to satisfaction.

Value Added

We are not simply legal recruiters. We think like Marketers. We innovate like Entrepreneurs. We connect like Investment Bankers. We counsel like Presidential Advisors.


We commit to a rigorous safe guarding of sensitive communications and information. We understand the delicate steps in the lateral process.

Market Intelligence

We are forever students of the law industry. We know what is going on and are sought for information locally here at Palo Alto, CA.

Save Time & Money

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Your Connector & Legal Recruiting Solution

Palo Alto, California

Palo Alto from the word palo, literally means “stick”, colloquially “tree”, and alto “tall”; is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States. Palo Alto shares its borders with East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Portola Valley, and Menlo Park. Palo Alto is named after a coast redwood tree called El Palo Alto. Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. when he founded Stanford University, following the death of his son, Leland Stanford Jr. Palo Alto includes portions of Stanford and is headquarters to a number of high-technology companies, including Hewlett Packard (HP), Space Systems/Loral, Vmare, Tesla Motors, Ford Research and Innovation Center, PARC, Ning, IDEO, Skype, and Palantir Technologies. Palo Alto has also served as an incubator to several other high-technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Pinterest, and PayPal. As of the 2010 census, Palo Alto’s total resident population is 64,403. Palo Alto is one of the most expensive cities in the United States and its residents are among the most educated in the country.

Palo Alto known as “Birthplace of the Silicon Valley,” the City has developed a 31-mile dark fiber ring for ultra-fast Internet access. Complementing its exciting and innovative business community, Palo Alto’s residents are highly educated, politically aware and culturally sophisticated. An abundance of local pride and numerous neighborhood organizations contribute to Palo Alto’s charming historic and upscale commercial and residential areas. Characteristic of Palo Alto is the care taken to protect open space and parkland. Palo Alto has a remarkable number of City-owned parks for its size (34 at last count) and nearly one-third of its 26 square miles is open space. Palo Alto’s San Francisco Bay location and natural environment offer the opportunity to enjoy bird and aquatic life in a natural habitat. Proximity to Stanford University with its cultural and educational offerings adds to the vibrance, innate charm and beauty of Palo Alto.

Palo Alto is home to Nobel Prize winners, Silicon Valley CEOs, venture capital firms, Hewlett-Packard and one of the most renowned universities and medical centers in the world. Though Palo Alto developed as a sleepy college town, the emergence of Stanford University in the 1970s as the nation’s leading high-technology research center paved the way for hundreds of start-up businesses with connections to Stanford professors and their inventions. Thus, Palo Alto became known as the birthplace of Silicon Valley and attracted engineers and others from all over the world to pursue their dreams.

Palo Alto, Stanford and the surrounding communities offer activities for all ages and interests. Attractions that on the top of the list of must see include a trip to the Stanford University Campus, where attractions includes Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, Cantor Arts Center, Robin Sculpture Garden and a central campus bustling with activity. Art lovers shouldn’t miss the many galleries around the town or the Palo Alto Art Center, a popular venue for Bay Area and local artists. Other popular attractions include the Allien Arts Guild, an oasis of shops, gardens and Stanford Research Park, home of high technology companies.

*The law firm rankings are based on the 2013 AML 100&200 by Profits Per Partner.
**The top law school rankings are based on the 2013 U.S. News Best Law School ranking.
*^The top ATL law school rankings are based on 2013 Above the Law rankings.
***Salaries are based on a range of small to large law firms that were found for this city.
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