Sandy Lechtick, President of Esquire Search, has been quoted, as an authoritative source, in numerous news articles. Some of these recent quotes and articles appear below:
In Hot Market, Some Laterals Forced to Cool Jets The Recorder - April 19, 2013 "Some firms are mindful of the message that the holdup sends to other partners who have put themselves on the market, recruiter Sandy Lechtick said."
Modest Practice, Flashy Growth Los Angeles Daily Journal - March 11, 2013 “Billing rates and bang for the buck are increasingly more and more important, and that plays to Lewis Brisbois’ strengths. They’re not trying to have the fanciest offices on Bunker Hill. They watch their costs. The firms that have a reasonable cost structure are attracting a lot of the business that used to go upstream.” - Sandy Lechtick.
Hunton & Williams boosts West Coast, environmental presence
Hires two lawyers to help boost its California footprint Daily Journal - December 7, 2012 "They have had some success, but I haven't seen many new folks join the firm, so getting a couple from Bingham is a bit of a coup," Lechtick said.
Greenberg Glusker tries out associate practice chair position Daily Journal - November 21, 2012 "When you think of Greenberg Glusker, it's almost always, 'Oh, isn't that Bert Fields' firm?'" Lechtick said.
Norton Rose merger expected to boost Fulbright's operations in California
Daily Journal - November 15, 2012 Sanford "Sandy" Lechtick, founder of legal search firm Esquire Inc., said on a global stage the merger is a good thing. But he said it remains to be seen how it will impact the Los Angeles operations, which had been slow to expand in recent years.
"Fulbright has historically had a pretty solid operation in Los Angeles, but where they fell down somewhat was what a lot of firms had done and that is they often waited too long to bring in the young blood, the next wave of high energy partners to assume leadership roles," he said.
Lawyers hopeful as housing market heals Daily Journal - November 14, 2012 "Of course, the increased home building requires legal work. Sanford "Sandy" Lechtick, founder of California-based legal search firm Esquire Inc., said that although the market still has a "ways to go," his recruiting team has been getting a lot of business from law firms looking to make lateral hires."
An itchy "trigger" finger when it comes to pro bono work Daily Journal - October 22, 2012 "At top firms, especially financially strongest firms, those [pro bono] hours are not going to impact them at all," Lechtick said. "Kirkland is one of the most profitable law firms in the nation."
Five attorneys move to LeClairRyan in LA
Five attorneys will service existing clients, strengthen California presence Daily Journal - October 8, 2012
Sandford "Sandy" Lechtick, founder of California-based legal search
firm Esquire Inc., said the group will fit well in the firm's IP
practice, which is Los Angeles-centric, in servicing clients here as
opposed to clients in China.
"It's a well-managed, somewhat counterintuitive firm that's growing,"
Lechtick said. "They're looking to play to their strengths, and
they'll continue to grow in the IP arena and in complex business
Ex-Luce Forward lawyers sacked as McKenna downsizes Daily Journal - September 27, 2012
Sandford "Sandy" Lechtick, founder of California-based legal search firm Esquire Inc., said that in any merger there are always people who will not be part of a law firm's future. He said that in laying off some likely underperforming employees, McKenna is keeping an eye on its bottom line.
DeNeve once again rejoins O'Melveny fold J. Jorge deNeve focuses on defending white collar cases and government investigations Daily Journal - September 19, 2012
Sandy Lechtick, a recruiter with Esquire Inc. in Woodland Hills, said a move, like deNeve's, adds "an arrow to their quiver as far as the depth and breadth of their experience.".
Kelley Drye gets a second chance at Los Angeles Daily Journal - August 30, 2012
"I think that Kelley Drye has learned from what they did right or wrong 10 or 15 years ago," Sandy Lechtick, a recruiter with Esquire Inc. in Woodland Hills, said. "I think that the group that was leading the charge back then, they weren't just the most dynamic."
Akerman Senterfitt struggles for footing in Los Angeles Los Angeles Daily Journal - August 20, 2012 "If a law firm is going to expand in a highly competitive and challenging market, they have to have a great reason to be here," said Sandy Lechtick, a recruiter with Esquire Inc. in Woodland Hills.
Heated Courtship for Top Lawyers Los Angeles Business Journal - May 28, 2012 “It was sort of like a pack of hyenas gorging on the carcass of a fallen animal,” said Sandy Lechtick, president of legal search firm Esquire Inc. in Woodland Hills. “As soon as the word hit the street, every headhunter in town was going after everyone there.”
Law: Gibson Dunn Biggest Firm in Shrinking Market Los Angeles Business Journal - March 12, 2012 "Law firms learned to become more efficient during the recession," said Sandy Lechtick, chief executive of Esquire Search Inc., a Woodland Hills recruitment firm specializing in the legal industry. "Like what's happened in many industries, they have figured out ways to get more out of the people they have."
Pillsbury and Fulbright headed to the altar? Reported merger discussions could create 1,500-lawyer firm Daily Journal - Friday, February 10, 2012 "The coupling also adds a lot of bandwidth to each other's global growth objectives," said recruiter Sandy Lechtick, who has relationships with lawyers inside both firms."
Part-time Lawyers at Law Firms Fell Last Year Daily Journal Newswire Article - January 23, 2012 "[The] recession ... impacted hiring decisions and talent retention," said Sandy Lechtick of Esquire Inc. "Law firms are demanding more commitment as far as hours and business development."
Jury Out on Legal Giant's Merger Los Angeles Business Journal, November 7-13, 2011 “It’s only been in the last few years that O’Melveny lost many partners at all,” said Sandy Lechtick, president of Esquire Inc., a legal search firm. When you see issues of internal tension, leadership and profitability, partners are going to vote with their feet.”
Insurance-Focused Firms are Rebranding Daily Journal Newswire Article - Monday, October 24, 2011 Sandy Lechtick, a recruiter in Los Angeles who has worked with several insurance defense firms, including Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP and Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, said both the rebranded firms have work to do to recast their image into premiere general litigation shops. He called Sedgwick "an OK-looking guy that wanted to date the prettiest girl at the dance."
After key partner exits, Stradling readies move to Santa Monica emerging companies firm will make second attempt to establish an L.A. presence Daily Journal Newswire Article - Tuesday, September 13, 2011 The emerging technology startups, that the firm's corporate department is known for representing - a niche that's helped keep business strong because few Southern California firms focus on that sector, according to recruiter Sandy Lechtick.