-Greg Nitzkowski, Managing Partner, Paul Hastings


“Over the last four years we have worked closely with Larry Watanabe and his recruiting firm, Watanabe Nason, on a variety of lateral partner searches in California. We view our relationship with WN as very successful by any measure, including the most important measure–number of placements. Over that period WN has been responsible for a number of important lateral partner placements with Paul Hastings, which attests to their market reach, their tenacity in the recruiting process and their investment in understanding us, our strategies and our hiring needs. Although placements are an important measure, we have also come to value WN because of the other strengths they bring to our partner search initiatives. Those strengths include their broad and deep market knowledge, their ability to deliver thoughtful and accurate advice, their candor and their respect for confidences. Because of those qualities, Watanabe Nason have been important and expert advisors to us as we pursue our lateral hiring needs in a competitive marketplace.”


-David Hernand, Partner, Paul Hastings
-Cameron Jay Rains, Global Co-Chair, Office of the Chair, DLA Piper