About Reece Legal Search



Reece Legal Search’s mission is simple:


To find the best jobs for candidates and the best lawyers for clients. For candidates, we identify the most career-enhancing employment opportunities available. For clients, we recruit the most talented and accomplished associates, partners and practice groups we can find both nationally and internationally.

Our prestigious law firm client base reflect most mid-sized to large law firms and are located in California's major metropolitan cities, including greater Southern California to Northern California's Bay Area and Silicon Valley.  Further, RLS has been successful in identifying both national and global lateral attorney talent in such regions as New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Boston, Charlotte, as well as western Europe, Asia, and South America, upon request from several clients.  Our candidates are provided with quality intelligence collected from two decades of experience and research about potential legal employers.

We take a custom approach to each search. RLS pre-qualifies each candidate we present for a client’s consideration — and not just on such tangibles as work experience and academic background. We also make sure the candidate is compatible with the organization’s style and culture.


RLS recruiters manage every phase of the search process, from initial research and screening of candidates, to facilitating and negotiating the final deal. Our individualized search strategy significantly increases the likelihood of a well-matched, long-term placement that improves both the attorney’s career and the client’s bottom line.


RLS understands that the management of lateral placements requires complete confidentiality. As such, we adhere to the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), and fully subscribe to the association’s Code of Ethics.


Carl D. Reece
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Carl D. Reece has been an attorney recruiter since 1987.  Before launching RLS in 1999, he was a veteran attorney search consultant with a nationally recognized recruiting firm based in Los Angeles.   He has placed associates and partners at premiere national law firms and Fortune 500 companies, both nationally and internationally. He has enhanced the careers of litigators and transactional attorneys with expertise in a wide array of practice specialties, including corporate securities, finance (including project finance), banking, lending, bankruptcy, tax, intellectual property, real estate and entertainment law.  A contributing panelist and seminar moderator at numerous industry conferences, Mr. Reece has also been a guest columnist for the legal trade paper, the Los Angeles Daily Journal.

He has been a guest lecturer at the University Of Southern California School Of Law. In March 2005, he was invited to be a panelist and faculty for The American Lawyer Media’s Chief Recruiting & Professional Development Officers conference held at the St. Regis in New York City. He is a former Director and Past President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC). In 2004, he was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn to the Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB) Youth Council. In 2007, he was reappointed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to the Los Angeles WDB Youth Council.  The WDB Youth Council was mandated by the United States Congress in August 1998, under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which brings together many federal and state employment, education and training programs under a single umbrella.

Prior to his career as an attorney recruiter, Mr. Reece worked in applied technology and banking.  In Palo Alto, California, he managed the development of instructional software at Syntex Labs.  In New York, he was a credit analyst with the Swiss Bank Corporation.

Mr. Reece received his M.A. degree in Computer-Based Training and Instructional Design from San Francisco State University.  He matriculated at New York University and The New School for Social Research, where he completed graduate courses in the areas of Latin American and Caribbean Studies and International Relations. He earned his B.A. degree in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.

Aldo Amadeo Comparini, II

Aldo Amadeo Comparini, II is the new addition to Reece Legal Search.  Aldo has been in the attorney/legal recruiting business for 12 years.  Prior to his work in this industry, Aldo was a legal professional working for several “Am Law 200” law firms that ranged from a local southern California presence to law firms with a global platform.


During the late 1990’s, Aldo worked as a legal secretary in the London office of British Telecommunications PLC, where he was employed in their Legal Services Group. Aldo also worked as a legal marketing assistant with Ashurst Morris Crisp, a Magic Circle U.K. based global law firm.


As an attorney recruiter, Aldo has placed associates (e.g., corporate, litigation, intellectual property, and real estate) at various full service “Am Law 100” law firms.


Prior to his career as attorney recruiter, Aldo completed his B.A. degree in English from Saint Mary’s College of California. He then earned his M.A. degree in International Studies from the University of Denver. Aldo then matriculated at Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his M.A. degree in Government.  He also spent one year studying International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Aldo is conversant in several languages, including English (native), Italian, and Spanish.