Big Law Recruiting Firms Merge, Aiming to Form ‘One-Stop Shop for the Am Law 20’

Big Law recruiters Johnson Downie and Lippman Jungers have merged. These search firms jointly announced in early March, combining recruiting networks in New York, California and Texas for a 20-recruiter national outfit that seeks to become the Am Law 20’s top headhunter.

“With or without Johnson Downie and Lippman Jungers, the Am Law 50 will become the Am Law 15 over the next decade or two, with the world’s strongest firms getting stronger,” said Johnson Downie founder Clint Johnson. “Our hope is that we’re picking the winners in Big Law.”

All recruiters and staff from each firm have stayed on in the merger, Lippman Jungers co-founder Sabina Lippman confirmed. A name will be announced in the coming months.

“Our goal is to become the one-stop shop for the Am Law 20 for all of their most important needs,” Lippman said in an interview.

In interviews, Johnson and Lippman said they considered each other’s firms to be the leaders in partner recruiting in their respective markets.

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