SJL Holdings Acquires Shannon Group to Form Legal Career Recruiting Firm

April 30, 2013 – SJL Holdings LLC, the New York City-based owner of legal search firm SJL Attorney Search, has acquired The Shannon Group, a Washington, D.C.-based career transition, coaching and talent development firm. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Shannon Group has been rebranded SJL Shannon, and will remain a separate division of SJL Holdings. SJL Shannon will be led by Sang J. Lee, the owner of SJL Holdings and founder of SJL Attorney Search. The Shannon Group’s CEO, Diane Costigan, will serve as senior managing director of SJL Shannon. SJL Holdings now has more than 30 professionals in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Boston who are dedicated to recruiting, coaching, training and consulting for law firms and other sophisticated legal employers. “Law firms, and the lawyers who work in them, are under constant pressure from clients, peers and management alike to perform more effectively and efficiently,” said Ms. Lee. “That’s had a dramatic effect on how and why people change jobs. We saw a clear, growing need for a multidisciplinary company that not only assists law firms with their lateral hiring, but supports law firms in the cultivation and nurture of lawyers throughout their careers.”

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