Compliance Matters: Making The Right Hire Is Crucial

Palmer Kent Associates expands with executive compliance search division

BOCA RATON, Fla., Feb 13, 2015 – Palmer Kent Associates, a legal recruiting firm with headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida, has announced the addition of a specialized division focusing exclusively on the placement of executive-level compliance officers and attorneys. This new division will be directed by Samuel M. Wiser, Esq., an attorney and previously the founder of a well-known retainer search firm. 

Emphasizing the increasing need of financial services organizations and law firms for  highly qualified compliance professionals, attorney and Palmer Kent co-founder Doug Horn remarked, “As I was building long-term relationships with executives at premier companies across the country, I consistently heard my clients express a desire to find that perfect individual to lead the organization’s compliance efforts.” After conducting a thorough search, Doug tapped Sam Wiser to lead Palmer Kent’s new compliance search initiative. 

Sam comes to Palmer Kent with more than 15 years of experience as a search consultant, including experience as Managing Director of Legal & Compliance Search for several national retainer search firms. Prior to his career in executive search, Sam spent 17 years as a practicing attorney. Regarding the expansion of Palmer Kent’s search platform, Sam commented, “I’m honored to be working with such an established and highly regarded legal recruiting firm, and I’m thrilled to be able to use my knowledge and experience to help Palmer Kent move into an area that will benefit its clients greatly – an area about which I’m extremely passionate: compliance.”

About Palmer Kent Associates
Palmer Kent Associates is an executive search firm specializing in the recruitment and placement of outstanding attorneys and executive-level staff for leading law firms, specialty boutique firms, and corporate legal departments throughout the world. With more than 100 years of combined experience in the legal recruiting field, Palmer Kent works with the largest and most respected law firms and in-house legal departments in the world, placing partners, practice groups, counsel, associates, and in-house counsel. Additionally, Palmer Kent Associates maintains a turnkey marketing consultancy practice for busy law firms to rely upon.