Philadelphia Legal Recruiters | Legal Recruitment | The Lion Group

Philadelphia, PA ... Where We Find the Lions®

The Lion Group is a Midwest Legal Recruitment Firm based in Philadelphia, PA with National Reach. We specialize in corporate in-house counsel talent, compliance professionals, law partners and lateral groups.

In the constant state of US and Global economic change, Employers both Corporations and Corporate Defense Law Firms rely on The Lion Group, a Midwest legal recruiting firm, to recruit and place executives, in-house legal counsel, compliance professionals, attorneys and law partner talent.

Corporations rely on us for sourcing legal and compliance talent such as general counsel, chief compliance officer, deputy general counsel, division general counsel and division compliance managers, senior corporate counsel corporate counsel and contract administrators. We serve the Fortune 500 and other publicly traded companies, the largest private employers to companies with 100+ employees or $50 million in revenue and growing.

Corporate Defense Law Firms rely on us to present strategic law partners with portable business of $300,000 to $20 million. We have a 10 year history of placing single partners, groups and opening new offices for our clients. Our law firm clients have been the Am Law 100 & 200 and corporate defense law firms of $50 million and 75 attorneys or more.

Legal recruiting is our forte. At law schools, corporations and law firms locally here in Philadelphia, PA lawyers call us headhunters while others call us legal recruiters or legal search consultants, either way we get the job done and our clients are happy with our in-house attorney, compliance and law partner placements in Philadelphia, PA.

Ask These Questions

For Philadelphia Employers, do these questions or scenarios apply to you?

  • Our corporate legal department is looking to add another in-house attorney.
  • Human Resources posted a position on a job board but the quality of attorney candidates were not sufficient. 
  • We have in-house recruiters, but they are either under staffed or do not know how to find the best legal talent for open positions.
  • We are exploring our first in-house corporate counsel hire. 
  • I am curious about your legal recruiting process. 
  • We would like assistance with law partner recruiting.  
  • Our corporate defense law firm would like to discuss our options for opening a new office or a possible combination. 
  • Why Partners are leaving your law firm? 

For Philadelphia Legal & Compliance talent, do these questions or scenarios apply to you?



*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.

About Philadelphia, PA

Starting Associate Salary in
Philadelphia, PA ***
$85k - $145k
Philadelphia, PA Founded1682
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Home to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and several Fortune 500 companies
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The City of Brotherly Love
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Top three largest NLJ350 firms' offices by head count
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Blank Rome
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Before Europeans arrived, the Philadelphia area was home to the Lenape (Delaware) Indians in the village of Shackamaxon.
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Top 100 US Law Schools in
Philadelphia, PA**

Ranked #7University of Pennsylvania
Ranked #56Temple University (Beasley)

Top 100 ATL Law Schools in
Philadelphia, PA*^

Ranked #5University of Pennsylvania Law School

Top 100 Law Firms in
Philadelphia, PA*

Ranked #19
PPP $2.0m
Ranked #19
PPP $2.0m
Ranked #35
PPP $1.4m
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Ranked #36
PPP $1.6m
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Ranked #50
PPP $1.32m
Greenberg Traurig
Ranked #54
PPP $1.13m
DLA Piper
Ranked #62
PPP $1.12m
Hogan Lovells
Ranked #64
PPP $1.05m
Reed Smith
Ranked #72
PPP $925k
McKenna Long & Aldridge
Ranked #77
PPP $1.03m
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Ranked #79
PPP $830k
Duane Morris
Ranked #81
PPP $730k
Pepper Hamilton
Ranked #89
PPP $690k
Blank Rome
One Logan Square
Ranked #93
PPP $660k
Drinker Biddle & Reath
Ranked #97
PPP $540k
Jackson Lewis
Ranked #98
PPP $535k
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Ranked #100
PPP $485k
Littler Mendelson

Top 200 Law Firms in
Philadelphia, PA*

Ranked #18
PPP $1.0m
Stevens & Lee
Ranked #30
PPP $840k
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter
Ranked #37
PPP $755k
Ranked #43
PPP $695k
Gordon & Rees
Ranked #0
PPP $710k
Cozen O’Connor
Ranked #0
PPP $710k
Cozen O’Connor
Ranked #50
PPP $660k
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Ranked #57
PPP $565k
Fox Rothschild
Ranked #35
PPP $775k
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker
Ranked #49
PPP $665k
McCarter & English
Ranked #74
PPP $515k
Saul Ewing
Ranked #68
PPP $525k
Ballard Spahr
Ranked #87
PPP $450k
Fisher & Phillips
Ranked #84
PPP $455k
Kutak Rock
Ranked #0
PPP $405k
Archer & Greiner
Ranked #0
PPP $370k