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Steve Nelson

About Steve Nelson

is Managing Principal of the Law & Government Affairs and the Law Firm Administration practices at The McCormick Group, an executive search firm based in Arlington, Va.

Steve conducts searches for both partners and high-level marketing, practice management and professional development professionals. Previously, he served in high-level editorial and management positions at the Legal Times and Prentice Hall Law & Business.

He also practiced antitrust law at a large Washington law firm. He is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

Steve can be reached at 703.841.1700 or at snelson@tmg-dc.com.

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TMG’s Take…on Lateral Movement and “Chambers”

An exclusive study conducted by The McCormick Group reveals that fewer Washington, D.C. Chambers-rated lawyers moved in 2015 than in the previous year. […]

By |March 16, 2016|Categories: Articles & Insights, Legal, TMG's Take|Tags: , , , |
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TMG’s Take…on The AmLaw Rankings

Recently, the American Lawyer’s methodology for its rankings has come under fire from several fronts. […]

By |September 3, 2015|Categories: Articles & Insights, Legal, TMG's Take|Tags: , , |
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TMG’s Take…on Using Data Analytics in Partner Recruiting

By Steve Nelson and Ellen Dougherty Even lawyers are talking about big data, although as usual, the industry is a bit behind other professional services firms. […]

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Stepping Up Lateral Partner Recruiting and Analytics

Bloomberg BNA featured an article by TMG Managing Principal Stephen Nelson and Consultant Ellen Dougherty. […]

By |June 9, 2015|Categories: Articles & Insights|Tags: , , , , |
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The McCormick Group Establishes Lateral Partner Recruiting Roundtable

The McCormick Group has formed a LinkedIn Group consisting of professionals responsible for lateral partner recruiting and integration, including partners and recruiting administrators. […]

By |May 18, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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TMG’s Take…on 2014’s Financial Reports

The annual McCormick Group review of five-year financial statistics reveals a surprisingly wide disparity in the financial performance of U.S. law firms during the years 2009-2014. […]

By |April 21, 2015|Categories: Articles & Insights, Legal, TMG's Take|Tags: , , |
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TMG’s Take…on the Rx for Lateral Heartache

Two of the most notable critics of the lateral partner hiring process, law professors William Henderson and Christopher Zorn, recently outlined a number of steps that law firms can take in improving their lateral partner hiring process (“An Rx for Lateral Heartache”).  […]

By |February 18, 2015|Categories: Articles & Insights, Legal, TMG's Take|Tags: , , |
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TMG’s Take…….on the Value of Lateral Partner Hiring

The Wall Street Journal recently jumped into the controversy over lateral partner hiring, saying that whether or not such gambles pay off “is an open question”. […]

By |November 14, 2014|Categories: Articles & Insights, Legal, TMG's Take|Tags: , , |
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TMG’s Take…on 6 Quick Ways to Ruin Your Brand

By now we’ve all read that the job market is turning around.  We’re noting that most Boomers really will retire – sooner rather than later – and law firms will have to contend with the skill gap.  This means the competition for the best talent is going to intensify. […]

By |October 21, 2014|Categories: Articles & Insights, Legal, TMG's Take|Tags: , , |
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TMG’s Take…on The New Government Relations Professional

We are in a legislative recession.  According to the Washington Post, the current Congress is the most “do nothing” Congress in history.  Up to the August recess, the 113th Congress had passed only 108 bills that change current law. That’s the lowest number in 30 years. […]

By |October 16, 2014|Categories: Articles & Insights, Legal, TMG's Take|Tags: , |