Legal Services

Executive Search in Tokyo, Japan and Asia


Recruitment Practice Group
Our Legal Services Recruitment Practice Group covers positions in-house at leading financial institutions and multi-national corporations and in private practice with law and patent firms. The Legal Services Practice is a core part of our business and generates more than 50% of the firm’s annual revenue. Although we mainly recruit for partners or senior-level management, we also have experience helping our clients hire of-counsel and senior associates. We tend to focus on local hires, but we also have experience in recruiting candidates from overseas for Tokyo-based positions. Candidates and clients value our experience and we are well-positioned to assist with non-compete agreement analysis, business plans, due-diligence on the candidate’s portable business and client list, and team placements. Our clients include boutique law firms, regional second-tier firms, and major tier-1 international and domestic law firms.

Private Practice (Law & Patent Firms)
Lawyers (Bengoshi 弁護士, Gaiben)
Patent Attorneys (Benrishi 弁理士)
Partner, Of Counsel, & Associates

Tax Attorneys (Zeirishi 税理士)
In-House Legal (Corporate Sector)
In-House Legal (Finance Sector)
Trademark Specialists & Paralegals

Recent Success
Leverage recently placed 2 Japanese Lawyers (Bengoshi) at a tier-1 international US law firm in Tokyo. Both lawyers had approximately 10 years of post-qualified experience working at international law firms and received additional training in the US (LLM).

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On-Target Earnings of Candidates Placed in 2019

Under 20,000,000 JPY (200k USD)
20,000,000 - 30,000,000 JPY (200k - 300k USD)
Over 30,000,000 JPY (300k USD)

Legal Services

Legal Services