One of the most typical features of the market for lawyers is that it is a substantially closed market. For various reasons, lawyers, particularly at the most senior level, are reluctant to change their firm, but when they place themselves on the market they normally seek suggestions from colleagues and their firm’s partners. This means that for successful recruitment in this market one has to establish and foster close relations with all the leading lawyers.
Our department at present has a staff of five, and every year they complete more than 40 recruitment orders. One of our department’s strengths is that it applies western standards which are used for legal recruitment, including division of the market into Law firms and In-house counsel. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Yury Dorfman, manager of our Legal Department, worked for more than five years in executive positions in leading multinational companies, during which time he established lasting contacts with outstanding professionals in this market.
Head of Practice, Legal, Insurance and HR
Yury graduated from the Russian University of Peoples' Friendship, Department of Economics and Law, specializing in jurisprudence.
He has worked in the field of consulting and executive search for over 12 years.
He joined Cornerstone in 1999 as the chief of the department responsible for conducting personnel search in the field of Jurisprudence, Insurance, and HR.
Yury is a member of the Association of Corporate Lawyers.
Main directions of search:
- Head of Legal
- Head of Contract Law Division
- Head of Corporate Law Division
- Lawyer, MA & Capital Markets
- Commercial Lawyer
- Banking Lawyer
- Real Estate Lawyer
- Intellectual Property Lawyer
- Tax Lawyer
- Litigation lawyer
- Derivatives Lawyer
- Head of Legal, Large Industrial Group
- Head of Legal, Major International Bank
- Senior Associate, International Law Firm
- Head of International Law Department, Large Russian Bank
- Leading Lawyer, Corporate Governance Department, Large Industrial Group
- Head of Legal, Large Trading Company
- MA Lawyer, Leading Russian Manufacturing Company
- Lawyer, Consumer Banking , Western Commercial Bank
- Real Estate Lawyer, Russian Developing Company