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Jordan Abshire is the founder and managing member of Abshire Legal Search.

 

Jordan started recruiting in June 2008, shortly before the recession hit. During those lean times, Jordan made a name for himself, by finding opportunities for attorneys in the worst of economic climates.

 

Placements

Over the last eight years, Jordan has secured over 130 offers for candidates at 68 different firms and companies. Jordan has secured hundreds of interviews for candidates at over 100 firms and companies in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, D.C., Dubai, Greensboro, Greenville, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Louisville, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Northern Virginia, Raleigh, Richmond, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Winston-Salem, and Virginia Beach.

 

Client Relationships

Jordan has developed solid relationships with firms and companies across the U.S., with a particular focus on D.C. and the Southeast. He has visited over 100 separate offices to assess their culture and strengths. In D.C., Jordan has met with the D.C. office of well-over half of the AmLaw 100 firms and several other top mid-size firms and boutiques. In the Southeast, Jordan has met with 31 AmLaw 200 firms and several other top mid-size firms and boutiques.

 

Presentations

Jordan has presented to law students at Harvard, UVA, Duke, UNC, American, Catholic, and the Charlotte School of Law. He has organized panel discussions on career development, job search, and networking topics in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Washington, D.C. He spoke on a panel for the Women’s Bar Association of D.C., addressing social media and its impact on the job search process. Jordan also moderated a panel of General Counsel for the Legal Marketing Association of Charlotte that addressed the effect of the recession on the in-house/outside counsel relationship.


Publications

Jordan has published a number of articles on legal recruiting topics, including networking and landing a job in energy law. Most recently, Jordan published an article in the ABA Young Lawyer Newsletter that advises lawyers on selecting a legal recruiter. Jordan has authored numerous “state of the market” reports for Atlanta, Charlotte, D.C., and Raleigh.

 

Work History

In 2012, Jordan founded Abshire Legal Search. Prior to founding Abshire Legal Search, Jordan was a Principal at Lateral Link where he managed the D.C. and Southeast markets.

 

Prior to recruiting, Jordan practiced for three years with the energy group at Troutman Sanders LLP. Jordan served for one year as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry Coke Morgan, Jr., in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Jordan is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received a B.S. in Psychology, summa cum laude, and a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Louisiana State University. 

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