What Our Clients Say

“I have had the good fortune of working with Avis for almost 15 years on various partner placements in California for three different law firms. I can say without hesitation that Avis is hands down the best recruiter that I have worked with in California. Her understanding of the legal market and deep connections in California set her apart from her competitors. Avis is a true collaborator and she values the strategic relationships of working toward a common goal. We just did our biggest group deal in the history of the Firm and Avis’ dedication, hard work, and professionalism throughout the deal were key in getting it done. I look forward to our next deal together.”

Ari A. Katz 
Chief of Lateral Partner Recruiting & Integration
King & Spalding

“Avis has placed a lot of candidates with us. She knows we are discerning. She never wastes our time.”

Greg Nitzkowski
Firmwide Managing Partner
Paul Hastings

“I would highly recommend Avis for any law firm partner who is looking for a trusted counselor and friend. She is well-regarded by all the top AmLaw firms and she helped our group of 15 partners secure meetings and offers with top law firms during an international pandemic. She works tirelessly and looks out for her clients’ best interests to ensure that we could port over all of our clients and ongoing cases. She is also discreet because she is her own shop so you know that the process is completely confidential.”

Quyen Ta
King & Spalding

“Avis is a friend and a trusted advisor, and really cares about the careers of the people that she helps. She is very well connected within the legal community and knows what firms would be good matches for each candidate.”

Rezwan Pavri
Corporate and Securities Partner
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

“Avis is one of the very best in the business. Her attorney-firm matchmaking skills go way beyond just the usual financial metrics and conventional wisdom. She has an incredibly deep and nuanced knowledge of the Bay Area legal market, and as a result, Avis is often able to uncover hidden opportunities.”

Dr. Christian E. Mammen
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

“Avis is absolutely fearless. She is accessible 24/7 and she also does not give up. She doesn’t stop until she gets you what you are looking for… When you are searching for a candidate she is tireless in her follow-through and when you are considering a move she pounds away looking at all the different angles… She has a topnotch knowledge of the market and access to decision-makers. She can pick up the phone and call firm chairmen and other leaders.

She clearly knows the Bay Area market. When I talked to her she knew exactly how the market would value my practice and what compensation levels I could expect. I think Avis stands out as No. 1 in the Bay Area. She did such a good job for me that I don’t expect ever to make another move, but if any of my friends were considering a change, I would tell them to pick up the phone and call Avis. And when I’m looking for someone, I call her first because I know the quality will be the best.”

Thomas M. Shoesmith
Partner, China Practice/International Business Group
Founding Partner Shanghai Office
Pillsbury, Palo Alto, CA

“Avis was very helpful in getting us started in Menlo Park. And she brought us someone who turned out to be one of our corporate stars in Palo Alto. She has a very good knowledge of the market and is a proactive recruiter, which I really appreciate.”

T. Hale Boggs
Partner, Corporate Finance
Executive Committee Member
Chair, Manatt Digital Media
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

“Avis is amazing. Smart, savvy, trustworthy and knows the market like the back of her hand. In over fifteen years of knowing her, she has never papered my in-box with resumes hoping that something will stick. Avis always puts great thought into the best fit as opposed to just making a placement. Her reputation within the legal community is stellar and she’s a pleasure to work with.”

Holly M. Saydah
Attorney Recruiting Manager
Keker & Van Nest LLP


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