Partner Search & Selection

We are built on a foundation that supports partnership in it's true sense and aligns our interests with the interests of our clients. We are recognized for their legal search innovation and outstanding service to clients worldwide.


At C.T. Brown, we help law firm partners navigate their career choices and create a plan tailored to their individual needs and career aspirations. With a strict adherence to confidentiality, we are uniquely positioned to provide substantial, often transformational results to our clients and candidates.

Our principal goals are to provide the highest quality legal talent acquisition services available anywhere. To be an instrumental part of each client's success and to recruit, retain and advance the brightest legal search talent. We seek long-term, partnering relationships with clients, to the end of providing the best total solution to their legal talent acquisition needs.

Our consultants are leaders in there given practices who collaborate seamlessly across geographies, practice groups and functions to deliver the full power of the firm to every client each and every time.

We stress and clients rightfully expect good results. Our search partners and associates employ innovative, pragmatic strategies and hard work to ensure that our clients' talent acquisition needs are met. Our success depends on close coordination with our clients, and our search partners work collaboratively to set objectives, expectations and conduct periodic reviews to measure our progress against those objectives.


We recognise that partner searches must be handled with great sensitivity, integrity and in the utmost confidence.  With C.T. Brown, our clients have a trusted team with the strongest reputation in the lateral partner market.

Each partner search we execute at C.T. Brown is strategic.  Because we are client driven, we work with each firm to understand its specific requirements and goals and every partner search is tailored accordingly.

Securities Litigator James Farrell joins Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher from Latham & Watkins in New York

James Farrell joins Gibson, Dunn from Latham & Watkins in New York. An experienced litigator, James will Co-Chair the firm’s Accounting Firm Advisory and Defense Practice


During the last 20 years, Mr. Farrell has worked on many large securities class action lawsuits and accountants’ liability cases throughout the US and internationally.  He specializes in defending cases involving a range of complex accounting issues, such as revenue recognition, securitizations, off-balance sheet entities, reserves, and various structured finance transactions. 

Mr. Farrell has a significant international practice.  He has defended clients and conducted internal investigations around the globe, including in the UK, Switzerland, Ireland, Portugal, Mexico, Thailand, the Middle East, and Hong Kong.  He successfully defended an ICC arbitration involving claims over US$1 billion, and he is certified in the International Standards on Auditing (ISA).