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 rainmaking, recruiting, and leadership and has written over 250 articles on these subjects. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, The American Lawyer, Above the Law, Law360, the Huffington Post, Business Insider, and dozens of business publications. He is the author of three books: Why They Follow: How to Lead with Positive Influence, The Recruiter’s Adventure Book, and the coauthor of Rainmaker Confidential: How Top Professionals Make Smart Business Development Investments of Time, Treasure, and Talent. Love is a popular speaker on business development topics at conferences and retreats 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, and expert witness opinions related to law firm partner compensation.
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 as a Surface Warfare Officer, 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, speaking at business meetings on sales and recruiting, writing books, golfing, mentoring DC youth for college through Capital Partners For Education, playing in poker tournaments and cash games, and spending time with his family. He is also the host and producer of The Rainmaking Podcast, a top 3-percent show that gives rainmaking attorneys ideas on how to develop new business and build more meaningful client relationships.
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 lives in Midlothian, Virginia, and is married with two children, a rescue dog named Ruby, and two rescue cats named Marbles and Prince.
Charity Involvement, Social and Business Clubs and Memberships:
- Protect Our Defenders, Advisory Board Member
- The Episcopal Parish of the Redeemer, Midlothian, VA; Member of Stewardship and Outreach Committees
- The Army Navy Club, Washington, DC
- Salisbury Country Club, Midlothian, VA
- The Cliffs at Walnut Cove, Asheville, NC
- The National Association of Legal Search Consultants; board member and host of "Recruiter Stories", the official podcast of NALSC
- The National Association of Law Placement
- The National Speakers Association
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