Gene Anthony has 17 years executive and legal search experience. He specializes in the placement of partners and practice groups throughout the nation. Gene heads the Texas and Philadelphia Partner Placement Divisions – and has successfully represented some of the most prominent partners and groups in Houston, Dallas, Philadelphia and other cities. Most recently he handled the move of Kevin Greenberg to the Government Law and Corporate Group of Greenberg Traurig in Philadelphia.
Since the beginning of 2015, Gene facilitated the moves of: the eight lawyer Andrews & Kurth structured finance and real estate group headed by partners Patrick Sargent, Peter McKee, Charles Marshall and Mark Harris to Alston & Bird (Dallas); the eight lawyer government enforcement, white collar and commercial litigation group headed by Danny Ashby, Steve J. Korotash, former SEC Enforcement Officer and federal prosecutor to Morgan Lewis (Dallas/Houston) and commercial litigator T. Greg Jackson (put a link to press release); a five lawyer I.P. and patent prosecution group headed by Denton partners Gerald Welsh and Darin W. Weaver to launch the Dallas office of national IP firm – Harness Dickey; Baker & Botts litigation partner Shira Yoshor to Greenberg Traurig (Houston) and Strasburger & Price partner John Adkins (Finance, Restructuring and Bankruptcy) to Blank Rome (Houston). Gene also represented corporate partner Tom Duley to King & Spalding in Silicon Valley, where he anchors the transactional life science practices.
Gene has an interesting search and placement background. Starting in 1999, he entered the insurance placement arena and quickly became the office’s top producer – placing executives and technology professionals. He built and developed a proprietary database of insurance professionals. In 2003, he and another started a new organization and the two built it into one of California’s leading insurance search firms with 12 recruiters. In 2005, he and a colleague transitioned the firm into attorney placement where he handled the moves of several partners. He either personally handled or supervised the placement of partners at: Greenberg Traurig; KL Gates; Alston & Bird; Bryan Cave; Adams & Reese; Davis Wright Tremaine; Fox Rothchild; Burke Williams; Archer Norris; Musick Peeler; Husch Blackwell and other firms.
Tired of the administrative responsibilities of running a search firm, Gene joined highly respected L.A. based Esquire Inc. in 2013. He has been particularly successful in leveraging Esquire’s national platform and long-term client relationships- especially in Texas and Philadelphia. Gene is considered an excellent “match-maker” and understanding partner’s unique practices and career objectives. He and Esquire President Sandy Lechtick have collaborated on a number of significant deals in the last four years.
Gene is happily married and a proud father and regularly does volunteer work throughout greater L.A. In his free time he enjoys living a healthy California lifestyle as well as sports, hiking, traveling, screenplay writing, directing and producing independent films.