Valerie Fontaine - Seltzer Fontaine Beckwith

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Valerie Fontaine

Seltzer Fontaine Beckwith

2999 Overland Ave, Suite 120

Los Angeles, CA 90064

310-842-6985

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Seltzer Fontaine Beckwith is a legal search firm specializing in the placement of lawyers with leading law firms, corporations, and non-profits in California and nationally. We conduct searches for associates, partners and practice groups and all levels of in-house attorneys, including general counsel. In addition, we facilitate law firm mergers and provide advice on a wide range of issues of concern to the legal profession. We are highly experienced recruiters and former practicing lawyers with outstanding credentials and excellent reputations in the community. Seltzer Fontaine Beckwith is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants and subscribes to its Code of Ethics.

We match credentials and chemistry. Seltzer Fontaine Beckwith learns everything possible about each client's practice, client base, and financial performance as well as its needs, goals, and culture. We study each candidate's academic achievement, professional experience, rainmaking potential, interpersonal style, and career objectives.

Through our extensive contacts and large database of law firms, attorneys, and corporations, we are able to quickly retrieve the names of appropriate candidates or firms. We have affiliate offices in major legal markets nationwide.

We understand that today's legal market is a dynamic one, intensely competitive and constantly changing. Time is more valuable than ever. That is why we carefully screen our clients and candidates before resumes are submitted and interviews are arranged. We don't take your time until we've taken our time.

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Undergraduate: UCLA
Law School: University of California, Hastings College
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Practice Areas: Attorney Placement
Organizations: State Bar of CA; Women Lawyers Assn of LA; Hastings 1066 Foundation, TreePeople
   
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Gender: Female
Status: In a Relationship
Children: 2 Children
Age: 52
City of Residence: Los Angeles
Home Town: Honolulu
Home State: HI
   
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About Me: Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UCLA; JD from Hastings College of Law in 1979. Editorial Board of COMM/ENT, a Journal of Communications and Entertainment Law. Practiced law with a prominent Los Angeles law firm and entered the legal search profession in 1981. Served on the Board of Governors and the Advisory Council of the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA). Hastings' 2002 Alumnus of the Year; past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Hastings Alumni Association; 1998 L.A. Alumnus of the Year; the first woman president of the Hastings 1066 Foundation; 1999 Hastings' Clara Foltz Feminist Association Role Model Award. Published numerous articles in the national legal press. Authored book, The Right Moves: Job Search and Career Development Strategies for Lawyers, published by NALP in January 2006. Volunteers regularly with non-profits throughout Los Angeles area, including as tree care supervisor with TreePeople, helping plant and care for the urban forest.
   

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