Scott Love helps law firm partners mitigate risk and maximize opportunity when transitioning from one firm to another. He does this by understanding the nuance involved in high stakes negotiations, the algorithm required for an effective partner transition, and the delicate risks associated with complex career moves.
His street-smart savvy and extensive business acumen, coupled with over two-decades of unparalleled executive search experience, give an added element of security for partners who are considering a move to another firm.
Love is a prolific thought leader on the topics of recruiting, employee loyalty, and leadership and has written over 250 articles on these subjects. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Huffington Post, and dozens of business publications. He is the author of Why They Follow: How to Lead with Positive Influence and The Recruiter’s Adventure Book. He is a popular speaker on leadership topics at business conferences and has keynoted at large legal recruiting conventions, sales meetings for legal recruiting firms, and nearly every trade association in the recruiting industry. Love’s expertise is further evidenced by his work as an expert witness in the recruiting industry, including a successful jury trial related to legal recruiting.
Love is a 1989 graduate of The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. While serving on active duty as a naval officer, he held a Top Secret security clearance, was third in command of a U S Navy ship, and later served as a leadership trainer and organizational development consultant at the world’s largest naval base.
When he is not recruiting, Love enjoys working as a professional watercolor artist, playing squash, writing fiction, working on service projects with The Washington Rotary Club, mentoring DC youth for college through Capital Partners For Education, playing in poker tournaments and cash games, performing as a stand-up comic, and spending time with his family. Love is a board of directors member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, a member of the National Speakers Association, and is past president of two recruiting industry trade associations. He is an advisory board member of Protect Our Defenders, an advocacy group that supports active duty military service members who are victims of sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. Love also is the founder and chairman of The Legal Community Charitable Foundation, a non-profit that raises money for charities through events that bring the legal community together.
Love lives in Arlington, Virginia, and is married with two children and a dog named Ruby.
To develop a reputation as the most trusted, respected, and effective search firm among partners and law firms in the Washington and New York markets.
To become the first search firm considered by law firms in these markets when a partner need is realized.
To become the first search firm considered by partners when wanting to move their practice.