Larry Scott is a Managing Director in our Partner Practice Group. He counsels law firm partners and groups to navigate the lateral market, identifying firms which provide the best platform and fit based on their individual goals. Larry's experience practicing at national law firms combined with his extensive recruiting experience gives him a keen understanding of the importance of the match between the firm and attorney. He is seen as a true partner and trusted advisor by both clients and candidates.
A long-time Texas resident, Larry has embraced all that Texas has to offer, particularly its vibrant music community. In his spare time, he plays guitar, participates in blues jams, enjoys road trips and explores plant-based restaurants around the world.
Larry began his recruiting career in 2005. Since then, he has successfully placed partners, partner groups and associates at top-tier international, national, regional and boutique law firms. He has received innumerable honors and awards over the years for his excellence in recruiting and ability to serve as a trusted advisor to his clients and candidates.
Before moving into recruiting, Larry was a tax and international attorney with Jenkens & Gilchrist in Texas. In that role, he represented clients on U.S. and international tax and transactional issues. Prior to that, he worked for global accounting firms in the U.S., Hong Kong and Vietnam. In Vietnam, Larry assisted in the opening of a global accounting firm’s Hanoi office and founded the firm’s tax and legal section there.
Prior to his international adventures, Larry began his legal career as a healthcare attorney with Johnson & Gibbs and then Jenkens & Gilcrest.
University of Houston Law Center: J.D.
University of Florida: M.Acc., Accounting
University of Florida: Bachelor's, Accounting
“Larry’s past experience as a practicing attorney and extensive experience as a recruiter give him a keen understanding of the importance of the match between the firm and the attorney. He takes the time to investigate and discuss with all parties involved both the financial realities and practice environment expectations of the candidate and the firm to help ensure a long term relationship. Throughout the process, He serves as a career consultant who thinks beyond the initial placement to the impact on the candidate’s career. Larry was a true partner in helping me make the most significant decision of my career.” –Partner, AmLaw 100 Firm
“Larry helped me find a great result and then worked to make it a smooth transition. He handles his role in a professional manner and was available throughout the process to offer advice and ideas. Always felt he had my best interests as his priority. Highly recommended.” –Partner, AmLaw 20 Firm“Larry is a great recruiter and I recommend him based on personal experience. He helped me to make a smooth career transition. He walked me through my advantages and disadvantages to make a practice switch. When I hesitated to make a decision, he advised me a direction which turned out to be perfect. While we worked together, he was always there for me and relayed updates from potential employers fast. He also gave me great advices on the preparation of resumes and interviews. He is more like a fantastic career coach to me than a recruiter.” –Associate, AmLaw 100 Firm