Pittsburgh Legal Recruiters | Legal Recruitment | The Lion Group

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

The Lion Group is a Midwest Legal Recruitment Firm based in Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh, 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 Pittsburgh, PA.

Ask These Questions

For Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, PA

Starting Associate Salary in
Pittsburgh, PA ***
$50k - $130k
Pittsburgh, PA Founded1758
State CapitalHarrisburg PA
County for
Pittsburgh, PA
Allegheny County
City Fact about
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Pittsburgh is a leader in environmental design with 60 total and 10 of the worlds first green buildings, including downtowns convention center, even as billions have recently been invested in the areas energy renaissance with Marcellus shale.
City Nickname
Pittsburgh, PA
Steel City
Top Industries
Pittsburgh, PA
Medical Services
Research & Technology
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Top three largest NLJ350 firms' offices by head count
Pittsburgh, PA
K&L Gates
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Cohen & Grigsby
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Bill Peduto
Notable People
Pittsburgh, PA
Chuck Aber
Charles Bronson
Major Employers
Pittsburgh, PA
United States Steel
PNC Financial Services
PPG Industries
H.J. Heinz Company
WESCO International
City History
Pittsburgh, PA
The first European was the French explorer/trader Robert de La Salle in his 1669 expedition down the Ohio River from Quebec.
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Top 100 US Law Schools in
Pittsburgh, PA**

Ranked #91University of Pittsburgh

Top 100 Law Firms in
Pittsburgh, PA*

Ranked #35
PPP $1.4m
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Ranked #64
PPP $1.05m
Reed Smith
Reed Smith Centre
Ranked #71
PPP $815k
Ranked #75
PPP $820k
Jones Day
Ranked #77
PPP $930k
K&L Gates
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Ranked #79
PPP $830k
Duane Morris
Ranked #81
PPP $730k
Pepper Hamilton
Ranked #86
PPP $875k
Fulbright & Jaworski
SouthPointe -NL
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
Pittsburgh, PA*

Ranked #43
PPP $695k
Gordon & Rees
Ranked #50
PPP $660k
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Ranked #57
PPP $565k
Fox Rothschild
Ranked #90
PPP $440k
Dinsmore & Shohl