Erica Gartenberg

Erica Gartenberg is the President of Rocky Mountain Legal Search LLC. She places attorneys in roles ranging from law firm associates to general counsels, and works with law firms in all sizes and scales, corporations and start ups. She also is a career consultant, helping attorneys maximize their career goals. Before transitioning into legal recruiting and consulting, she practiced civl and white-collar litigation for seven years in Manhattan, and made her own successful lateral move from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson to BakerHostetler.

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How to Put Your Best Foot Forward at a New Firm

by Erica Gartenberg  |  January 03, 2018

After what can be a lengthy interview process, coupled with vetting an offer and triple checking that you are making the right move, it's time to kick back and relax, right? Wrong. Transitioning to a new law firm is a great experience, but also something that requires thought, skill and planning. Here are some pointers on how to exit your former firm and how to start your new job on the right foot. Out with the Old Don't burn any bridges: Be professional when leaving your old firm. Give... Read More >

Nailing the Lateral Job Interview

by Erica Gartenberg  |  December 20, 2017

Lateral interviews are inherently tricky, especially the first one. It's likely the first time you've interviewed since law school, and a lot has changed since then. Now you're a practicing lawyer, and you not only have the gray hairs, crow's feet and ability to account for your day in six minute increments show for it, but you also have real legal experience. How you effectively communicate your experience and desire to look at other opportunities is key in securing a great lateral role.... Read More >

Why You Should Switch Law Firms and How to Do It

by Erica Gartenberg  |  December 12, 2017

Making a lateral move can be an incredibly powerful and important decision, but it must be well thought-out and carefully executed. Whether moving law firms is something you thought you'd never do or it was always your plan, it is something that you should consider to ensure that you are properly developing your legal skills and career. Why would I want to make a lateral move? You need to start thinking about looking at other law firms if any of these ring true: You aren't getting good... Read More >