A graduate of UCLA Law School, Gregg Ziskind practiced corporate, securities and real estate law in Los Angeles before he entered the virtually nonexistent legal search business. Joined by Michael Greene shortly thereafter, Ziskind Greene, then with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County and San Diego, quickly became the largest legal search firm in California with over twenty recruiters before Michael Greene’s untimely death. Gregg was a founder of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, served on its Board of Directors and as Chair of its Ethics Committee for a number of years and drafted its national Code of Ethics. He has written and spoken extensively throughout the nation on issues relating to lateral hiring and legal search.
Gregg independently co-founded Emplawyernet in the 1990s, an online based, venture capital financed entity, which applied emerging technology to the distribution of job and career development information to lawyers and the law firms, corporations and government agencies that employed them.
Bambi Karr has been in the legal, accounting, and investment arena for over 30 years. Born in Chicago, she has lived in Los Angeles and Nashville where her career was concentrated in trust and estate planning as well as commercial real estate and retirement planning strategies. She has authored four bestselling personal finance books and has appeared on the Today Show, the NBC Nightly News, CNBC and Bloomberg TV.
She owned a large financial services firm which specialized in money management for the entertainment industry, law firm clients, as well as commercial real estate developers.
She works closely with Gregg Ziskind in recruiting and placing senior lawyers (in both partner and of counsel capacities) and groups of lawyers in law firms and law firms that are interested in mergers, acquisitions and roll-ups. She also assists lawyers who wish to sell their practices or buy a practice in identifying opportunities and in counseling on all aspects of that endeavor. Her forte is in matching the professional needs of her candidates and clients with the financial metrics and personalities to make a successful amalgamation of legal talent and suitable clientele.
Ms. Karr received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University and a Master’s Certification in Estate Planning and Planned Giving, California State, Long Beach.
In addition to her professional success, she has been extremely active in the nonprofit world, having been the President of USA for Africa/We Are the World, Ambassador for the House Ear Institute, Board Member of the Mancini Institute, Nashville Symphony, Easter Seals, American Cancer Society and Treasurer of the Israeli Cancer Research Foundation. She was also the Woman of the Year for both the B’Nai B’rith and Century City Chamber of Commerce and is an associate of the School of Speech Alumni Board of Northwestern University.
Bill Fletcher is a strategic communications expert deeply experienced in managing large, multi-disciplinary teams to accomplish complex, high stakes goals. He has worked extensively with law firms to develop strategic marketing, and communications programs to grow their practices.
Fletcher has extensive experience in crisis management and is adept at meaningful analysis of research and analytic data. He founded Fletcher Ridge, LLC, and has consulted for, elected, and represented 27 Members of Congress, and dozens of mayors, governors, and state legislators.
His corporate work includes work with Fortune 500 companies such as Anheuser-Busch, Sallie Mae, Hospital Corporation of America (subcontractor), Transamerica (vendor), LILAC Capital, and Oaktree Capital Management. He has also worked for 80+ middle market companies and startups including in the FinancialTech, EducationTech, golf, real estate, legal, insurance, healthcare, and construction sectors. His international work has taken him to Australia, Europe, Namibia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Belgium, Spain, China, and Ghana.
Before founding Fletcher Ridge LLC in 1987, Fletch had an extensive career as a newspaper reporter, photographer, columnist, and editor. He also served as Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee and later served as a member of the University’s Board of Trust. He has also served as chairman of a major fundraising event for the Nashville Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Fletcher is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a BS degree in mass communications and political science with concentrations in philosophy and classical political thought.
Attorney Charles Halloran has more than 30 years’ experience delivering positive outcomes for clients at the intersection of government, politics, and the private sector.
As a trusted C-Suite executive, campaign advisor, and business partner, Charles has experience building profitable business enterprises, turning around organizations in crisis, achieving public policy outcomes, and winning political campaigns.
Charles is a known “fixer” with a unique set of communications, policy, and political skills who has run challenging organizations ranging in size from trade association to new venture startups. Charles is an expert in financial services and fintech who has created, built, and managed teams of attorneys that deliver reputational improvement, legal and regulatory victories, and return on investment for clients.
Charles has spent the last decade managing teams of attorneys to handle complex legal and regulatory issues for his clients. His practice includes using his crisis management skills and a hands-on problem-solving approach.
Charles has deep experience leading successful political campaigns for high office, serving as a Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill, and managing a financial services trade association through Dodd-Frank and unrelenting regulatory scrutiny by the CFPB.
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Charles earned his BA from Emory University and a JD from the University of Louisville. Charles is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. He and his wife live near Annapolis, Maryland with their dog, Scooter.
Michael J. Greene (1945-1986)