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Our focus on inclusivity, fresh approaches, and holistic talent solutions add up to notable results for our partners at Fortune 500 legal departments, Am Law 100 law firms, and leading new law companies.

The Right Talent at the Right Time

We are in the business of placing exceptional legal talent.

Experience: Tenor attorneys and legal professionals are specialists and experts in their respective practices with experience from top-tier law firms and in-house legal departments.

Practice Areas: Tenor attorneys practice across a range of areas, including Commercial, Procurement, & Technology Transactions; Corporate Governance & Securities; Mergers & Acquisitions; Intellectual Property; Regulatory & Compliance; Data Privacy; Financial Services; Real Estate; Labor & Employment; and Litigation.​

Legal Operations & Innovation: Tenor’s talent base extends to legal operations and innovation professionals with experience optimizing the legal function. Key areas include strategic planning, process enhancements, contract lifecycle management, data analytics and reporting, budget administration, vendor management, and legal technology adoption and enablement.

Our Services

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Enhance Your Team With Interim Legal Support Via Secondment Placements

When clients need help optimizing core in-house tasks or special projects, such as compliance or regulatory responses, secondments are a crucial resource in a GC’s toolkit. We elevate this approach by providing top-tier legal talent on flexible terms, equipped with the necessary substantive skills and commercial mindedness to ensure excellent results. Our legal consultants work in harmony with in-house teams, aligning their day with client priorities. Once the client’s needs are met, the secondment concludes. Efficient, cost-effective, and integrated.

The use cases are numerous:

(1) Reallocate work to a more cost-effective legal services provider without sacrificing quality deliverables, running afoul of hiring freezes, or breaking the budget;

(2) Fill an expertise gap or cover leaves of absence;

(3) Add skilled hands to assist with a regulatory/compliance response or in-house optimization project;

(4) Bridge a gap created by a hard-to-fill permanent opening or flexibly manage the ebbs and flows of workstreams; or

(5) Free up bandwidth of permanent in-house team to take on other essential work.


Enhance Your Business Over The Long Term With Permanent Placements

When organizations have direct hire needs, we can help. We extend your reach into the best legal candidate pools, ensuring that our talent solutions reflect the rich diversity of excellence in the legal industry and are seamlessly calibrated to the role’s requisites.

We couple an enviable attorney network with deep institutional and market knowledge of the organizations we support. We leverage our legal recruiting expertise to curate our proposals to present a candidate slate that emphasizes quality over quantity. This approach ensures our clients don’t bear the burden of dealing with a voluminous stack of resumes that don’t resonate.

We deliver exceptional legal talent, on an accelerated timeline, to fill your open roles seamlessly.


De-risk Permanent Hiring & Maximize Flexibility with Transitional Placements

Tenor’s transitional placements combine consulting and permanent placements in a unique evolving service arrangement. Our expert legal talent can first join a client on an interim basis. During the assignment period, both the attorney and client can assess mutual compatibility ahead of potentially committing to a full-time position.

Transitional placements particularly excel at de-risking permanent hiring, given the mutual look-see period it provides to gauge alignment on performance, management, culture, and growth opportunities.

Our model is designed to promote these arrangements as we see transitional placements as a key component within the future of work ecosystem.


Ongoing Support Promotes Successful Placements

Placement+ is our investment in our attorney and client relationships and our ongoing effort to ensure our placements succeed.

Following a placement, we provide a suite of holistic support services tailored to the unique needs of the attorney and client, and the dynamics of a particular placement. This effort can range from sharing best practices to promote performance, nurturing a sense of community, supporting attorney growth with feedback and development programming, to facilitating collaboration between key stakeholders.

Taken together, our placements are well positioned to succeed, in part, because Tenor plays a supportive role following a start date. Read More