KNOWLEDGE + EXPERIENCE + INTEGRITY = SUCCESSFUL PLACEMENTS
Neil Handwerker, Esq. is the co-founder of Handwerker Hren Legal Search LLC. The focus of his practice is partner and practice group placements in law firms. He has 12 years of experience. Neil, an attorney, started his career as a Staff Recruiter in the Legal Division of a global executive search firm. After making several noteworthy partner placements during his first 18 months as a legal recruiter, Neil was asked to manage the NY office of the Legal Division. After leading his office to record profits in each year of his tenure, he was then promoted to General Manager of the Legal Division responsible for 50 legal recruiters around the world.
Handwerker Hren Legal Search is Neil’s third start-up company. He was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fulcrum Information Services, Inc. a venture capital-backed provider of management education to law firms, law departments, accounting firms and M&A/corporate development professionals. Neil and his partners sold the company to Sylvan Learning
Systems in 2001.
Prior to Fulcrum, Neil was co-founder and President of Business Development Associates, Inc. a marketing and consulting firm. His fast start in building the company was profiled in a front page article in the Marketplace section of The Wall Street Journal.
Neil began his career at Executive Enterprises, Inc. rising to Senior Vice President, Conferences and Publishing.
He has an undergraduate degree with honors from Union College and a JD with honors from Fordham Law School. Neil has been a frequent lecturer on client development for lawyers including appearances at several annual ABA conventions. He has written for publications including: The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, Marketing for Lawyers, Spy, Cosmopolitan and National Lampoon.