Experience Is
Every <span>Opportunity</span> is Unique. Every <span>Lateral</span> is Unique. Every <span>Recruitment</span> is Personalized.

Every Opportunity is Unique. Every Lateral is Unique. Every Recruitment is Personalized.

For more than 35 years, KLEIN LANDAU has recruited, represented and placed accomplished partners, groups of partners, counsels, associates and high level in-house counsel.

Our clients are leading global law firms, outstanding boutique law firms and Fortune 500 companies.

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Our Philosophy

We are agents for lateral attorneys and for elite law firms and corporations interested in acquiring top talent. As agents in a personalized business, we strive to fully understand the goals articulated by both clients and lateral attorneys in order to skillfully represent their interests. We critically think about the myriad reasons motivating each individual lateral partner or associate to consider new and better career opportunities.

We then rigorously analyze the lateral recruiting needs of law firms and corporations that assign us important searches. We are experts in the full cycle recruitment process—from our initial contact, to offer and acceptance and every step in between. We work diligently to create the right combination of opportunity and talent. Many of our clients and most of the attorneys with whom we work instruct us exclusively to represent them.

We don’t confuse priorities. Only when your goals are met,
do we achieve ours.

Recent Noteworthy

Partners, Associates, Counsels and high level in-house Counsels

Alex Edelman

Klein Landau is the go-to legal search firm for one of the world’s largest and most successful multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services investment corporation

  • Recruited and placed a Chief Legal officer—alternative investment division.
  • Placed associate employment law counsel.
  • Placed associate vice president, collateralized loan obligations (CLO).
  • For a 2018 Fortune 100 (Best Company to Work For): placed a regional managing counsel.

Law firms

  • Represented a nationally recognized commercial litigation partner—ranked by Legal 500 as one of the top 12 leading lawyers in the US for commercial litigation in regard to her move to an Am. Law 20 law firm.
  • Represented an FDA medical device lawyer and placed her at a national law firm known for its leading products liability practice.
  • Placed an experienced products liability partner into an Am Law 100 law firm.
  • Represented a renowned antitrust law group in its move to an Am Law 200 law firm.

Represented and placed the following law firm associates and counsels:

  • Mid-level real estate associate into Am Law 100 firm.
  • Placed junior level government contracts associate into Am Law 75 firm.
  • Cyberlaw and data security counsel into Chambers-rated boutique.
  • Placed senior level export control and sanctions associate into Am Law 25 firm.
  • Mid-level labor and employment associate into Am Law 200 firm.
  • Placed mid-level immigration associate into Am Law 200 firm.
  • Mid-level employee benefits and executive compensation associate into Am Law 15 firm.
  • Placed mid-level food law associate into Am Law 75 firm.
  • Placed junior level international trade associate into Am Law 200 firm.
  • Placed senior traditional labor law associate into Am Law 75 firm.
  • Placed senior level data privacy and security associate into Chambers-rated boutique.
  • Placed data privacy and security counsel into Chambers-rated boutique.
  • Placed senior government contracts associate into Am Law 200 firm.

Our Team

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Gary Klein
Gary Klein
As the managing director of Klein Landau, Gary founded one of the first legal search...
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David Landau
David Landau
David Landau joined Klein Landau in 1987. David places attorneys of all levels and has...
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Alex Edelman
Alex Edelman
Alex joined Klein Landau after a career as a Financial Advisor on the Legal Services...
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