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Jason Wachtel Discusses What’s Next For Former FBI Director James Comey with The New York Times

Jason Wachtel Discusses What’s Next For Former FBI Director James Comey with The New York Times

In the recent NYTimes article titled What’s Next for Comey? Probably Not ‘a Normal Job’, by Matthew Goldstein and Alexandria Stevenson, Jason discussed what’s next for form...
Financial Services Market Data Report 2018

Financial Services Market Data Report 2018

The JW Michaels & Co Financial Services Market Data Report 2018 is now available. The data appearing in this compensation report was collected by comparing invoiced placements ...
JW Michaels Joins RCA for 3rd Annual PracticeEdge Webcast

JW Michaels Joins RCA for 3rd Annual PracticeEdge Webcast

WEBCAST: Compensation Trends for Compliance, Legal, Risk, and Accounting DATE: March 5, 2019 TIME: 12:00 PM ET REGISTER >> Senior Fellow from Practice: Jason Wachtel, Managi...
If You Build It, Law Will Come: Silicon Beach + The Rise of the “Silicon”-somethings

If You Build It, Law Will Come: Silicon Beach + The Rise of the “Silicon”-somethings

There’s a new and growing region in the tech sector poised to spawn a second California-based legal services ecosystem. For those firms with a national reach that may have missed...
JW Michaels Congratulates Richard Zakin, who leads our partner placement group, on his key role in this 15+ person hire by Vinson & Elkins

JW Michaels Congratulates Richard Zakin, who leads our partner placement group, on his key role in this 15+ person hire by Vinson & Elkins

In one of the largest lateral group departures from Kasowitz Benson Torres, 15 real estate transactional lawyers are leaving the litigation firm to join Vinson & Elkins, a major ex...
The Rise of Privacy as a Job Skill

The Rise of Privacy as a Job Skill

Privacy pros and guest authors Rita Heimes and J. Trevor  Hughes truly understand how information privacy practices can promote trust, and the fiduciary duty that enterprises coll...

JW Michaels & Co. is an executive search firm dedicated to serving the specialized recruiting needs of top-tier financial services, legal, technology and business institutions.

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