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Kat Komarnicki is by any measure a rising star in the attorney recruiting industry. Still only a few years removed from receiving her Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida Honors Program, Kat has emerged as a 15+ attorney placement per year recruiter. We are extremely fortunate to have Kat on our team.
Kat is based in New York and San Francisco, and will also spend time in our London office. She travels all over the world to meet with clients and candidates and thus fits in very well with our growing international platform. The in-person aspect of the job is very important to her, and after four years of recruiting she can typically tell where her candidates would be a good fit after just one meeting.
Kat specializes in placing lawyers in the tech space – both in-house at startups and at law firms that specialize in emerging companies/venture capital work. The majority of Kat’s placements in this field are in New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles, but she has also placed attorneys at other emerging tech hubs in the US, such as Boston, Denver, etc. Kat is also starting to get involved in our thriving Asia practice.
As an example of her entrepreneurial drive and foresight, Kat has become the go-to recruiter industry-wide for Canadian attorneys looking to relocate to the US and other parts of the world, and frequently travels to Toronto to meet associates. Kat has single handedly convinced multiple top tier US firms to consider Canadian attorneys as lateral associate hires for the first time.
Kat personifies our agent like approach and information based recruiting, in lieu of headhunting. There’s no better feeling for Kat than when she helps one of her candidates land their dream job. Her candidates often remark that working with Kat feels more like having a concierge than a headhunter. Her goal is to help as many attorneys as she can land at the best possible platform for their career trajectory, and she consistently finds unique solutions when need be.