Latitude, a national legal services company specializing in high-end flexible legal talent for corporate legal departments and law firms, has opened an office in Austin. This new office, as well as the opening of an office in Boston, is part of the company’s national growth plan and follows openings in Indianapolis and Miami last year.
“More and more legal departments and law firms are using flexible legal talent to deliver legal services, and our ability to provide that talent is fueling our growth,” said Latitude CEO Ross Booher. “The tech, healthcare and financial services industries are major drivers of that change, and given our roster of former in-house counsel and Big Law attorneys with sophisticated experience in those areas, Austin and Boston are natural new office locations.”
Jeff Lilly, who will lead Latitude’s Austin office, was most recently the co-managing partner of the Austin office of 1,000-plus attorney Am Law 100 firm Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP. Latitude’s partners and recruiters have all served in highly demanding legal department and Big Law roles.
“We are thrilled that Jeff is joining our team as he has exactly the background to best serve our clients and the top tier legal professionals we provide. He brings a deep understanding of their specific priorities, goals and pressure points as he has been in those roles himself,” Booher added.
Before joining Gordon & Rees, Lilly was a partner at Clark, Thomas & Winters, at one time the largest firm in Austin. A Texas native, Lilly is a graduate of the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin and earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
Lilly joined Latitude because of the unique opportunities the company provides its clients and candidates.
“What attracted me to Latitude is how the company provides highly skilled, hard-working attorneys with flexible, engaging roles handling sophisticated work with leading legal departments and law firms while also enabling these legal departments and law firms to more effectively serve their clients,” Lilly said.
Latitude is a legal services company that specializes in employing and providing former in-house counsel and Big Law attorneys, in addition to paralegals, legal operations professionals and compliance officers, to legal departments and leading law firms nationwide. The company attracts outstanding legal talent for contract and contract-to-hire roles – as well as for permanent positions – by offering sophisticated work, great clients and competitive pay and benefits along with a refreshing combination of flexibility and boundaries.
With offices in Atlanta, Austin, Bostin, Indianapolis, Miami and Nashville, Latitude serves clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to small companies and Global 50 law firms to boutiques.
For more information, visit latitudelegal.com.
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