Laterally is an exclusive site where top lawyers can discover job opportunities from leading firms and companies — and connect with the employers that interest them.
With Laterally, lawyers get access to every public job posting from hundreds of firms as well as confidential job opportunities relevant to their interests. Likewise, our in-house job listings are the most comprehensive in the country.
Unlike headhunters, Laterally never cold calls or limits the jobs you see. However, at the point of commencing a search, a Laterally consultant will make sure you cover the whole market and guide you through every step of getting hired.
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We started Laterally (formerly Lateral.ly) because we were frustrated with the headhunter model of legal recruiting. Our friends at law firms were being hounded by recruiters, yet still weren’t hearing about the opportunities that mattered to them.
We knew there was a better way.
In early 2014, we brought together a team of lawyers, engineers, and data scientists to build the country's first online marketplace for legal talent. We would give candidates the full picture of available opportunities—and let them easily connect with employers. We launched in September, 2014.
Founder & CEO
Micah founded Laterally and its parent company, Habeas Corp. Before that, he led Groupon's local business unit in China and had a prior career as an analyst in Washington, D.C., where he advised U.S. policymakers on political and technological developments in Asia. Micah holds degrees from Columbia and Harvard.
Founder & CTO
Yiming is an information scientist with a background in collaborative systems, social computing and search. He is the co-founder of two Y-Combinator backed companies, including Popcuts, a digital music store, and is a former member of Yahoo! Research Berkeley. He attended UC Berkeley and Northwestern.
Director, Attorney Consulting
As Director of Attorney Consulting at Laterally, Valerie draws from a combination of law firm and in-house experience to provide candidates with advice that will best position them to achieve their career goals. Valerie is an alumna of Northwestern Law School, Sidley Austin, Shearman & Sterling, and the General Counsel’s office of the ABA.
James “Derek” Mize
Managing Director, Attorney Consulting
As Managing Director of Attorney Consulting at Laterally, Derek counsels hundreds of associates, counsel, judicial clerks and law firm partners on moves to firms and in-house positions. In this role, Derek draws from his background as an associate at Cravath, and as a lateral who once used the services of a recruiter.
Justin is a full-stack engineer. He previously worked at Intelius and at Urbanspoon (acquired by Zomato) and earned a computer science degree from Rice University.
Kerry oversees many of the functions that keep Laterally running, including its data collection and marketing efforts. She previously worked as a paralegal in several law firms and has experience in public finance, as well as criminal defense and immigration. She graduated from Reed College.