Garrison & Sisson, a Washington-based legal recruiting firm, has brought on recruiters from two of its competitors. Dan Binstock, who had been managing director of BCG Attorney Search’s Washington office, and Matthew Schwartz, who was previously an executive director at Mestel & Co., started work at Garrison today.
Binstock, a former associate at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, will co-chair Garrison's partner and practice group division with name partner Martha Ann Sisson.
Schwartz has worked as an associate at Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) and also at Howrey. At Garrison, he will head the associate division.
The addition of Binstock and Schwartz brings the number of recruiters at Garrison to eight.
Binstock said he was not looking to make a move, but that because he, Sisson and Schwartz were “constantly bumping into one another," they thought it made sense to team up.
Binstock, who said the firm has a policy of not naming clients, said the lateral market for partners in Washington has been particularly active during the past year, and the demand for associates is also picking up. “The level of interest in associates is still not where it was in 2007, but we are seeing firms looking to add associates to their ranks,” Binstock said.
According to its Web site, BCG’s Washington office will have two recruiters now that Binstock has left. BCG also has offices in Century City, Calif., Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Newport Beach, Calif. Harrison Barnes, firmwide managing director of BCG Attorney Search, did not immediately return calls for comment.
In addition to Washington, Mestel & Co. has offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and San Francisco. Lynn Mestel, president of Mestel & Co., was not immediately available for comment.