Barbara Mayden is quoted by Bloomberg regarding the number of National law firms coming to Nashville

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Ken Young was recently quoted by law 360 regarding the number of national and regional offices opening offices in the Carolinas

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Co-founder Barbara Mayden is quoted in recent Law 360 article, “BigLaw’s 2022 Associate Raises ‘Like Playing Chicken'”

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Ken Young was recently interviewed by Law 360 on whether the Biden administration vaccine mandate will cause increased hiring by law firms.

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Barbara Mayden was interviewed by Law 360 regarding the importance of communication and teamwork to boost associate morale and loyalty at law firms during the Pandemic.

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Ken Young was quoted By Law.com in April,2021 regarding associate movement as a result of the Pandemic:

Ken Young, a Charlotte-based legal recruiter, said that some young lawyers’ dissatisfaction with Big Law life over the last year has been coupled with and likely exacerbated by dissatisfaction with big city life during a global pandemic.

Young said his recruiting firm, Young Mayden, LLC, is placing an increasing number of transplants from large law firms in New York and other big cities at smaller Southeast firms for just that reason.

“Many took their 2020 bonus and said ‘I’m out of here,’” Young said in an email. “Often it’s because it was so miserable in the pandemic in a big city versus midsize cities where it was easier to get outdoors, eat outside at restaurants, etc. It’s usually a combination of that AND they can’t stand working 24/7 in their tiny NYC apartment and always being on call when they can move south, buy a house, have a yard, etc.”

Young added that, in some cases, doing so hasn’t even required the young lawyer to take a massive pay cut, or any kind of pay cut at all.

“Charlotte is the second-largest financial center in the country and we have five firms paying the Cravath scale,” he said. “The regional firms pay
nicely as well. And there is a path to partnership for young lawyers who want that at many North Carolina firms.”

Barbara Mayden was interviewed by Law360 on associate bonuses and the overall legal market in Nashville in 2021.

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Ken Young was interviewed by Law 360 on July 8, 2020 regarding how the Pandemic has affected where young lawyers may want to live and practice in the future.

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Ken Young was interviewed by Law360 regarding law firm layoffs caused by Covid 19.

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Barbara Mayden was quoted in Law 360 regarding potential attorney layoffs in the event of another recession.

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Ken Young was quoted in an in depth article by Law 360 entitled”  – Coronavirus Threatens BigLaw’s Surge In Promotions & Hiring.

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Ken Young and Lynsey Kmetz assisted the Mecklenburg County Bar and Mecklenburg Bar Foundation with its search for a new Executive Director and Leah Reed Campbell was selected to lead the organization.  Click below for the MCB/MBF Press Release.

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Ken Young was quoted in an in depth article by Law 360 entitled” The 4 Traits Law Firm Leaders Value Most In a Partner.

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Ken Young was quoted in an in depth article by Law 360 entitled” The 4 Traits Law Firm Leaders Value Most In a Partner.

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See Young Mayden’s latest Newsletter for a summary of 2018 placements, trends in the legal industry and our thoughts regarding 2019 – 2019 NEWS FROM YOUNG MAYDEN

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Ken Young served two years as President of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC).  Take a look at the organization’s latest newsletter by clicking here.

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Barbara Mayden was pleased to assist The California Lawyers Association with its search for an inaugural Executive Director and the appointment of Ona Alston Dosunmu.  Click here to read the CLA’s press release.

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Young Mayden Principal, Barbara Mendel Mayden was retained to assist the Houston Bar Association with their search for a new Executive Director.  The search is now complete and Mindy G. Davidson has been selected for the position.  See the attached Press Release from the HBA.

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Young Mayden Principal, Ken Young has been retained to assist the American Bar Endowment with their search for an Assistant Executive Director.  Visit Young Mayden’s Opportunities Page for more information.

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Young Mayden Principal, Barbara Mayden featured on “Thought Leader Radio.” Click here to listen to Barbara reflecting on ten years in legal consulting and the outlook for the legal profession and the practice of law. Thought Leader Radio featuring Barbara Mendel Mayden with Young Mayden, LLC

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Young Mayden has been retained to assist the California Lawyers Association with the search for an Executive Director.  See our Opportunities Page for more information about the qualifications and opportunity to serve the organization that is the new home to the Sections of the State Bar of California and the California Young Lawyers Association.

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Young Mayden has successfully completed the search for the Florida Bar Foundation’s new Executive Director.  Click below to read more about Dominic C. “Donny” MacKenzie.

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Young Mayden’s Co-Founder, Ken Young, weighs in on the ripple effect that Milbank’s pay increase may have on firms across the country, Firms May Think Twice Before Matching Milbank on Salaries.

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Barbara Mayden offers insight into associate skills and BigLaw demands in the Law360 article “The Skill Associates Need Today They Didn’t 10 Years Ago

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Check out the National Association of Legal Search Consultant‘s latest Newsletter which includes industry news as well as Ken Young’s Presidents Message and Barbara Mayden’s contributing article co-written with Valerie Fontaine on “Why is there a Gender Pay Gap in Law?”

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Young Mayden has successfully completed the search for the new Executive Director of the World Justice Project.  Follow the link for the press release and to learn more about Elizabeth Andersen.  Elizabeth Andersen Named New Executive Director

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Young Mayden continues to be the go-to search consultant for law-related organization searches. In addition to the current search for the Executive Director of the World Justice Project (see Opportunities page), recent searches include the State Bar of Texas, the National Conference of Bar Examiners, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the New York State Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Tennessee Bar Association, the National Judicial College, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the North Carolina Bar Association.  Other such searches facilitated by Young Mayden include searches for the Executive Directors of the American Bar Association and the Uniform Law Commission, the Assistant Executive Director of the New York State Bar Association, and the Managing Director of Accreditation and Legal Education for the American Bar Association.

Young Mayden was the proud sponsor of the Charlotte Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s 14th Annual Winter Gala.  It was an outstanding and well-attended event that was enjoyed by all.

Barbara Mayden was quoted in the Bloomberg BNA article “Investment Banks Spread Employment Cases Among Law Firms” discussing how large banks are “shopping around” for employment counsel.

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Law360 interviewed Barbara Mayden for the article “4 Ways Laterals Can Spot A Toxic Law Firm Before Day 1.

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Ken Young is the current President of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC). Ken previously served as NALSC’s Treasurer. NALSC is the national professional organization for the legal search profession and promulgates and enforces the NALSC Code of Ethics. Many law firms across the country incorporate the NALSC Code of Ethics into their fee agreements with legal recruiters.

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Barbara Mayden contributed to the Law360 article, “BigLaw’s Pay Traditions May Fuel Gender Bias Fire” where she discussed the link between subjectivity in compensation decisions and inherent biases.

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Law360 quoted Ken Young on why midsized and regional law firms are getting work that formerly went to the largest law firms.

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Barbara Mayden contributed to the Law360 article “How To Lure Laterals And Keep Them In Your Firm’s Net” where she comments on examining a candidate’s track record and past moves.

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Law360 recently asked Barbara Mayden to contribute to the article “BigLaw Desperately Seeking Experienced Associates” where she highlighted the problem with hiring based solely on needs of the moment in cyclical legal markets.

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Ken Young contributed to a Law360 article “Breaking Into BigLaw Without A BigLaw Resume,” discussing taking a less traditional path to tremendous success at large law firms.

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Law360 asked Ken Young to comment for an article “3 Skills You Need To Have Before Finishing Your First Year,”  a look at the essential skills newbie lawyers should focus on before finishing year one.

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Ken Young was interviewed for the Law360 article titled “Top 5 Reasons Associates Leave Firms,” which discusses the common reasons why lawyers decamp for another firm or even another career.

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Barbara contributed to the Law360 article titled “IP Partners Face A Declining Lateral Job Market,” commenting on how changes in the law contributed to the nervousness in intellectual property hiring.

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Law360 asked Ken Young to contribute to an article “Why Some Firms Are Refusing To Raise Associate Pay,” a move experts say brings sanity to an industry caught up in a dangerous domino effect.

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Ken Young was again asked for input on a Law360 article. This piece “Lateral Opportunities Dry Up For Employment Lawyers,” discusses the decrease in demand for lateraling employment lawyers in the first quarter of 2016.

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At the University of Georgia Law School Alumni Weekend, Barbara Mayden spoke to a packed auditorium on a very well- received (i.e. “Hands down – Best alumni event ever!”) panel, illustrating the Georgia Law experience “through the decades.” Through some mistake in calculation, how could it be, Barbara represented the ‘70’s.

For her book “Defining Moments: Insights into the Lawyer’s Soul,” Melanie Bragg interviewed Barbara Mendel Mayden about defining moments in her life before her ah-hah moment.

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Barbara Mayden co-authored an article with Valerie Fontaine for the NALSC quarterly Newsletter titled Secondments: Win/Win/Win & Win.

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Business Law Today featured a Member Spotlight interview with “dynamic personality” Barbara Mendel Mayden.

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Why would, as recently reported, partners making moves within the AmLaw 100 neglect to ask the most basic questions? Maybe because they assume all BigLaw Firms are alike (they’re not). Maybe they don’t know the questions to ask. Barbara Mayden co-authored with Valerie Fontaine an article in the National Association of Legal Search Consultants Newsletter, proposing that just as law firms request lateral partner candidates to answer questions in an “LPQ – Lateral Partner Questionnaire,” perhaps lateral partner candidates should provide prospective firms with their own set of questions – an “LFQ – Lateral Firm Questionnaire” so to speak. A sampling of those questions is contained in the NALSC article.

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Lay of the Lateral Land in Nashville? Barbara Mayden was asked about that in the Nashville Ledger.

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Law360 discussed The 3 Signs You Aren’t Ready To Be A Partner, and reached out to Ken Young for his thoughts.

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Hunton Scalon Media reported on the selection of Young Mayden to lead the search for the Executive Director of the North Carolina Bar Association. (NCBA)

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Law360 sought Ken Young’s input for its article regarding the divide between baby boomers and young lawyers.

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Law360 reported on things partners hate most about their jobs, and Barbara Mayden was interviewed and quoted.

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Ken Young was quoted in an article on “Smart Growth in 2015” for Law Practice Today, a publication of the Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association

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Law360 reported on things associates hate most about their jobs and Ken Young was interviewed and quoted.

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When American Public Radio’s Marketplace examined the landscape around layoffs at the New York-based Weil, Gotshal & Manges, they turned to Ken Young for his insights.

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Ken Young was profiled as a featured recruiter in a LawCrossing article and was quoted in “Corporate Counsel” concerning compliance programs in law firms.

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Barbara Mayden and Ken Young shared thoughts with the Daily Report on the topic, “How Law School Grads Can Improve Hiring Chances.”

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Law Practice Magazine featured an article by Ken Young: “Lateral Growth is the New Normal.”

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How to go about hiring a corporate lawyer? Barbara Mayden was asked that by The Business Journals and you can read her answer here.

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The ABA Journal quoted Barbara Mayden’s remarks to the ABA House of Delegates in its reporting on the adoption of significant changes to the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct relating to conflict of interest detection.

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Ken Young gave useful/practical advice in the Winter edition of LawPractice News, relating to the value of good communication.

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