Ru Bhatt Managing Director

Ru Bhatt


Minding the Gap: Do Today's Associates Defy Generational Stereotypes? April 12, 2017 Discover how the millennial generation influences ... Read More
The Millennial Lawyer: Not Your Average Millennial June 15, 2016 What sets a millennial lawyer apart from other mil... Read More
Don't Click Through Your Career - Why Choosing the Right Legal Recruiter Will Never Be Obsolete October 2, 2014 Michelle Fivel Ru Bhatt explain why even in an ag... Read More
A Seat at the Table: Providing Equal Opportunity to Encourage Longer Tenures for Diverse Lawyers February 12, 2014 Ru Bhatt explains how associate diversity has beco... Read More

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Midlevel Associates Are Content but Curious About Their Futures August 26, 2018 The annual Midlevel Associates Survey shows most a... Read More
More Millennial Lawyers Going In-House May 26, 2017 Almost 20 percent of millennial lawyers see themse... Read More
Study: Millennials Want to Make Partner on Own Track May 3, 2017 Though baby boomers and millennials have grown up ... Read More
Millennials in BigLaw Value Work-Life Balance Over Pay April 17, 2017 Millennials still view making partner as a long-te... Read More
Are Big Law Associates Less Concerned With Diversity Than Their Partners? April 14, 2017 Young Big Law attorneys say they value diversity a... Read More
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Millennial Lawyers Aren't Chasing Money, Report Says April 12, 2017 Millennial lawyers report they highly value work-l... Read More
The Skill Associates Need Today They Didn't 10 Years Ago January 10, 2017 The role of BigLaw associate is shifting and growi... Read More
Top 5 Reasons Associates Leave Firms May 6, 2016 Every associate's decision to leave a firm is uniq... Read More

My passion in life is making connections, and as a career consultant, I help my candidates reach their broader career goals through a creative, collaborative and open-minded approach. I enable positive, long-lasting placements by creating deep and meaningful connections with my clients that allow me to play match-maker on their behalf.

Ru Bhatt is a Managing Director in the Associate Practice Group and has been a member of our New York office since 2008. Ru specializes in placing attorneys of all levels in top-tier national, international, regional and boutique law firms. He also places attorneys in prominent in-house positions at companies and financial institutions. Ru distinguishes himself by taking pride in acting as a career counselor and a strong advocate for his candidates by helping them identify opportunities that are consistent with their diverse career goals.

In his free time, Ru follows his passion for music as a DJ and is actively involved in fundraising efforts for local and national LGBT charity organizations.

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Ru started his career in legal recruiting when he joined Major Lindsey & Africa in 2008. Since then he has placed partners and associates of all levels at top-tier firms and in prominent in-house positions. He has developed an expertise in the New York legal market that enables him to act as a career counselor to his candidates, helping them identify opportunities that are consistent with their diverse career goals. He also prides himself as acting as a strong advocate for his candidates, counseling and coaching them through each step of the recruiting process. His tenure at Major, Lindsey & Africa has allowed him to develop deep relationships with law firm and corporate clients so he may better understand their needs and help them achieve their hiring goals. Ru takes great pride in his ability to play "matchmaker" between his candidates and clients and has enjoyed making a meaningful impact in the lives of hundreds of attorneys over the years.

Ru is also very involved in public speaking and most recently presented at the 2016 NALP Conference in Boston.


Fordham University School of Law: J.D.

University of Miami: B.A., Theatre


Lambda Legal

The Trevor Project


South Asian Bar Association of New York

The LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York (LeGaL)