Matthew D. Dorf

18West48thst12B_Matt_DorfForSaleByOwner_Photography_13084126_high_resMatthew D. Dorf is the Chief Executive Officer of J. Smith Associates, a firm with more than 20 years of experience in the field of legal search consulting.

For nearly a decade, Matt has been at the forefront of helping many of the most accomplished associates in a variety of substantive legal disciplines and many of the leading law firms come together; Matt has achieved hundreds of lasting and mutually beneficial professional relationships amongst them.

Indeed, leading global, national and regional law firm practice and management leaders and their recruiting teams have Matt “on their speed dials” and continually call upon him to help them achieve their lateral associate hiring and practice growth objectives.

Prior to his career in legal search consulting, Matt worked in-house for seven years at a household name investment banking firm, where he joined his talents with those of corporate counsel and staff regarding diverse issues such as regulatory and legal compliance, human resources and employment issues. Additionally, Matt worked directly with the general counsel and chief financial officer on firm-wide hiring initiatives.

Matt received his law degree from New York Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University.

As he advances J. Smith Associates in the new millennium, Matt brings to bear his legal education and in-house corporate experience to unite many of the country’s most talented associates with many of the most accomplished domestic and international law firms in ways that enable them to thrive together happily and successfully.