I am Chair of the Commercial Finance Practice Group at Buchalter. John placed part of my team and me at Buchalter in 2011, and Buchalter has been a great fit for us. John also placed me many years ago when I was a young associate, so he and I have known each other for over 20 years. John always took great care to understand fully the type of platform and culture I was seeking. He knows every law firm in town, and his insight and inside knowledge about Los Angeles law firms helped ensure a great fit at my new firms. As practice group chair, I have also reached out to John to help place new candidates at my firm and grow my practice group. If you are considering working with John, you should have great comfort that he is a consummate professional and you will have a highly successful experience working with him.
Anthony Callobre -Buchalter
I am the Regional Managing Partner of the LA office of Wilson Elser. John and I have been friends for over 40 years since we were classmates at the USC Gould School of Law. John has successfully placed multiple partners and counsel at our firm. He and I have worked closely together on each of those placements. John is truly an expert and effective legal recruiter. He only presents candidates who are clearly a strong match with our firm and practices, and his placements at our firm have all been highly successful. He is absolutely trustworthy and honest, he has an exceptional network, and he is a straight shooter. I am happy to be able to recommend John to both firms and candidates without hesitation.
David Eisen – Wilson Elser
John was initially recommended to me by a close friend. Since then, I have worked closely with John both as a recruiter on my behalf and as Chair of my firm’s LA Corporate Group. John listened carefully to my needs when assisting me as a recruiter, and used his vast network and knowledge of the market to identify a firm where I would thrive…and he was right. John has also placed multiple partners with the firm who have been great additions, including in our corporate group. John and I have become good friends over the years. We stay in touch regularly to discuss the changing legal climate and potential candidates he believes would be strong fits in my group. If John asks me to meet a candidate, I trust his judgement that it will be a worthwhile meeting.
Mark Kelson – Greenberg Traurig
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
I am happy to recommend John Jameson as a legal recruiter of the highest caliber and ethics. I first met John through his volunteer work at a major non-profit in town. We then began our professional relationship and John placed me at a major national firm. After a number of years, changes in my then firm’s practice necessitated that I move to another firm. John then placed me at Latham & Watkins where I happily spent the rest of my career practicing until my retirement as of late 2018. Latham’s screening process was very rigorous and took an extended period due to client conflicts. John was there every step of the way to help move the process forward as quickly as possible. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional and is a genuinely nice person. He and I and our wives have become good friends over the years, and, with John’s guidance, I joined Hillcrest Country Club where John was previously President.
Peter Rosen – Latham and Watkins
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