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From Government to Private Practice


Jan 19, 2021 04:17 PM

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Steve Nelson
Executive Principal @The McCormick Group
Steve Nelson is the Executive Principal for the Law & Government Affairs practice group at The McCormick Group. In addition to conducting partner-level searches, Steve represents attorneys, both in private practice and government, in their searches for positions in law firms. He also serves as a consultant for law firm merger planning, practice area expansion, and the interplay between marketing, public relations, and recruiting. He has advised firms on whether to maintain particular offices and whether to start or further develop particular practice areas.
Stewart Hirsch
Founder & Managing Director @Strategic Relationships LLC
Stewart Hirsch is the Founder and Managing Director of Strategic Relationships LLC. He has more than 20 years of experience in coaching and professional development. In addition to coaching since 1994, Stewart practiced law for twenty-one years in law firms and in-house, including legal positions at TJX, Staples, Welch’s and others. Stewart has coached hundreds of lawyers and other professionals to increase business. He has spoken at numerous domestic and international conferences, and designed and delivered single and multi-session highly interactive workshops to professional services firms throughout the US. As an executive and leadership coach, Stewart works with C-Suite and other executives as a sounding board, and strategic and tactical thought partner, in addition to assisting with communications and relationship building.
Dave Ris
Principal @The McCormick Group
Dave Ris is a Principal with The McCormick Group, perennially ranked by the National Law Journal as one of the top legal executive search firms in the Washington DC area. His specialties are Legal and Government Relations. He conducts retained and contingency searches for law and lobby firms, consulting firms, corporations and trade associations. Dave is well known for assisting senior level government officials as they transition into the private sector. Among those he has worked with are senior officials from the Departments of Treasury and Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission, as well as senior staffers from the House Financial Services Committee, the House Ways & Means Committee, the Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee.