Direct Hire and Temporary Legal Recruiting & Placement

Our Expertise

Building high performing legal teams one hire at a time

Legal Executives

Conducting retained executive searches for Chief Legal Officers, General Counsels, Chief Compliance Officers, and other C-suite legal executives.

In-House Counsel

Recruiting lawyers for positions within corporate legal departments, including Assistant General Counsels, Managing Counsels, Senior Counsels, and Counsels.

Compliance Professionals

Placing experienced compliance professionals at all levels, including Compliance Analyst, Compliance Manager, and Compliance Director.

Legal Support

Recruiting legal support professionals, including Paralegals, Contracts Administrators, and Contracts Managers.

Temporary Legal Talent

Providing Attorneys, Paralegals, and Contracts Managers for project-based or interim staffing needs.

Boutique Law Firms

Partnering with top boutique law firms to recruit Associates, Counsel, and Firm Administrators.

Our Process

Your strategic partner

Pye Legal Group is your strategic partner throughout the hiring process.

Hiring the right people takes time, dedication, and focus. We will do the legwork for you, sourcing a stellar slate of candidates who we have personally recruited and vetted for your position. Our goal is to deliver a short list of top candidates, and we hope you will want to interview all of them.

Pye Legal Group will improve your hiring by:

You will have a primary recruiter contact at Pye Legal Group, but our collaborative model ensures that you benefit from our entire team’s knowledge, insight, determination, and attention. We formally meet once a week to discuss each search we are conducting and the candidates we have met. We also communicate with each other every day to share new information and search strategies. At the end of a search, we celebrate as a team.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Why work with a search firm?

Hire smarter! Your time is precious, especially when you are short-handed and need to hire. Hiring the right person takes time, dedication, and focus. Simply posting a job and waiting for candidates to apply is not the most efficient or effective way to hire. You and your team will spend countless hours weeding through resumes and interviewing candidates who may lack the personal attributes, salary expectations, or career aspirations to make them a good hire. Pye Legal Group will do the legwork for you, sourcing a stellar slate of candidates who we have personally recruited and vetted for your position. Why dig through hundreds of off-point applications when you can instead review a short list of hand-picked, on-point candidates? Plus, Pye Legal Group’s expert knowledge allows us to provide valuable market intelligence and advice on job titles, position descriptions, and competitive compensation.

What is Pye Legal Group’s specialty?

Legal and Compliance positions are our specialty. We have recruited lawyers, paralegals, contracts managers, and compliance professionals in practically every industry, including Chemicals, Consumer Goods, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, Insurance, Real Estate, and Technology. We handle direct-hire (a/k/a “permanent”) and temporary (a/k/a “contract”) placement.

What types of clients does Pye Legal Group work with?

We work with clients of all sizes. Our clients include family offices, privately-held companies, private equity firms, investment banks, and national and multi-national publicly-traded companies. We also partner with highly-regarded boutique law firms. We can recruit your first in-house lawyer, build your entire legal team, or help your 100+ lawyer legal department add to its bench. While most of our clients are Texas-based, we have filled positions around the United States and as far away as Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

How does Pye Legal Group differ from other search firms?

The secret sauce at Pye Legal Group is our collaborative team of legal industry experts. Each of our recruiters came to Pye Legal Group with years of experience as a practicing lawyer, paralegal, or law firm recruiting professional. When you engage Pye Legal Group, you don’t just get the recruiter leading your search. You get the power of the entire recruiting team: our focus, our personal contacts, our ideas, and our knowledge of the legal industry.

How is Pye Legal Group paid?

Our placement fee is typically a percentage of the hired candidate’s first-year compensation, excluding equity and discretionary bonuses. Depending on the circumstances, we may suggest a retained search, a contingency search, or a hybrid fee arrangement. For temporary staffing, our fees are typically an hourly rate that varies based on the candidate’s experience and the type of work they will handle. If you ultimately hire a temporary professional after a contract period, we offer a discount on the placement fee as our thank you.


Should my resume be only one page?

Your resume does not need to be one page. Short resumes are for recent graduates, and not for people with more experience. Do not go overboard, but include all of the relevant details.

Why should I work with a recruiter?

Recruiters are knowledgeable of current market trends, including companies who are actively hiring and the range of likely compensation. When we are engaged by a company or law firm to recruit for a position, we work directly with the decision makers and submit a short list of top candidates who receive immediate consideration. We also can coach you on resume tips, interview skills, and offer negotiations — all at no cost to you.

Will my resume and interest in changing jobs remain confidential?

We will never send your resume to a potential employer without your permission. Confidentiality is paramount in our business, and integrity and trust are fundamental to our success. Pye Legal Group is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), a national professional organization committed to upholding the highest ethical standards of the legal search profession that self-governs using the NALSC Code of Ethics. While we will keep your information in our secure database in order to keep you in mind for future opportunities, we will not share your information outside of our firm without your consent.

What can I do to help my own job search?

We should not be your only resource. You need to network, and here are a few tips on where to start. Take advantage of social networking:

  • Have a LinkedIn profile and link to recruiters, people you know in companies or law firms, and your alma mater. Join groups for job seekers or contract attorneys. Get recommended by peers or previous co-workers.
  • Google Yourself! What comes up? Make sure that it is information that is appropriate to be on-line. If it is not, remove it.
  • Get on Twitter. Follow search firms, follow companies, follow recruiters and job websites. They’re all out there posting jobs, so you should be looking.
  • Read a lot! Stay up to date on current legal topics, especially involving companies that you are interested in interviewing with. Read the same periodicals that employers are reading. Stay knowledgeable of current trends and topics.

How do I prepare for an interview?

Read about the people you are interviewing with, the company, and current industry trends. Employers hire smart candidates, so show them you are knowledgeable and on top of your game. Review your resume and the job description to specifically prepare for how your experience uniquely qualifies you for the role, dress appropriately, do not wear too much perfume or cologne, anticipate questions they will ask you and prepare some questions to ask them.

Should I write a thank you note? Is e-mail ok?

You should always write a thank you note to appreciate the time you were given and reiterate your interest in the position. With most employers, e-mail is appropriate and timely. In limited situations where the hiring process is more lengthy or the interviewer seems more traditional, regular mail can make a very nice impression.

Can Pye Legal Group help me if I’m a recent law school graduate?

The positions we handle generally require a few years of experience. If you are a recent graduate, you should work with your law school career services office or your local Bar Association.

How do I get on a document review project?

First, we need your resume. You can submit that through our website, and a recruiter will contact you if you have the necessary skills for a contract project. Ideal document review attorney candidates have worked on contract projects in the past, are flexible with work hours and locations, and have a good team work ethic. After you meet with one of our recruiters, you are on a list for upcoming projects, and we will contact you when something is available.

Do you charge candidates for your services?

No. Companies and law firms engage us to help recruit for their positions, and they pay for our services.

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