BH Legal® Case Study

Direct Hire Attorney Search: Retained General Counsel Placement

Retained General Counsel search for a private technology company looking to hire its first General Counsel.


The company has multiple offices; the COO and the CEO sit in different offices in different cities. The new General Counsel is expected to work from home, full time, in a third city with significant travel between the two offices. The challenge is to find the best candidate with the skill set to help the company in their current state and be able to take the company public in the next year or so. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to work from home and travel at least a couple of times each month.


Beacon Hill had worked with the COO in a prior position at another company and was very familiar with the working style of the COO. The General Counsel will be reporting to the COO so this knowledge was key to finding the right personality fit in addition to the legal skill set. Beacon Hill identified a select number of candidates both in the third city where they would work from home and additional candidates in one of the cities where they have an office. This process provided the COO with the option to have the General Counsel either work from home or report to an office.

The Results

The COO was extremely happy with the caliber of candidates and the choice of where the candidate could be located.