Valiant Search, a search firm that focuses on recruiting for law firms, is now open.
Sean Macari, an experienced recruiter, said he saw an opportunity when many search firms dramatically scaled down or closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He saw the need to help attorneys, support staff, and law firms get back on their feet as the pandemic starts to subside.
There was also an absence of legal-focused recruiting firms in upstate New York, he said. That inspired him to launch his own company, based in Albany.
“Valiant Search is currently serving law firms in all counties in New York state, however, being based in the Capital Region, we have a particular familiarity and focus on firms in Saratoga and Warren counties,” he said.
“In the wake of COVID, many search firms went through dramatic changes as they shut down or shifted their focus exclusively to bigger firms in the Manhattan area. With this, I saw an opportunity to help those firms in Upstate New York (including those in the Saratoga/Washington/Warren counties area) get back on their feet. As an experienced recruiter myself, I was inspired to start my own company during the pandemic to make sure that these Upstate businesses could have someone to help support them as they look to reopen amidst COVID.”
He said Valiant is the only search firm that specializes in the legal industry north of New York City, “so we have a much greater presence in these upstate counties—like Saratoga and Warren—than others that focus primarily on New York City. “
“Being from the area and having been through COVID myself, I know the struggle upstate firms have to go through when trying to find employees through these New York City-focused recruiting agencies. A search group focusing north of New York City allows for people looking for a change or to get back to work the option to find something closer and quicker than going through New York City-based groups.”
Macari has developed a deep understanding of recruiting from his several years in the industry. Most recently, he served as the head legal recruiter with Albany-based Tully Rinckey PLLC, where he helped recruit attorneys and support staff to their offices upstate New York, as well as Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, and New York City.
Prior to becoming a recruiter, Macari worked in the Office of the Attorney General, where he focused on campus recruitment initiatives.
Valiant Search is currently looking for experienced legal recruiters from across the country to join the team. For questions about Valiant Search or to join the team, contact Macari at email@example.com.