I was the founding partner and primary rainmaker at a boutique labor and employment firm.  John and I talked for years about the type of firm I would consider joining and the specific criteria it had to meet.  I wanted a specific type of national firm where we would play an important role in helping grow the LA office.  John was patient, professional, creative and diligent until he identified my current firm.  He worked closely with me and my people preparing us for interviews, helping us fill out the questionnaires, and handling any sticky issues that arose.  After we joined, the Los Angeles office had about 10 lawyers and now we are up to over 60 lawyers.  I am thrilled with the firm and expect it to be home until I retire!


Howard Knee – Blank Rome


John is a true professional and has become a close friend.  I am a trial lawyer and have worked closely with John over many years.  John identified firms that exactly matched the parameters and the opportunity I was looking for for myself and my group.  This includes thinking outside the box by identifying and contacting a national firm to open their Los Angeles office for us which has worked out fabulously for everyone.  In my role as Managing Partner of the LA office of two national firms, I have worked closely over the years with John to build our offices.  In all my experience, both as a candidate and Managing Partner, John always worked diligently to move the process forward and identify issues in advance that needed to be worked out to ensure a successful placement.


James H. Turken – Greenspoon Marder