Testimonials / Case Studies

Posted on: March 25th, 2012 by admin3 No Comments


“Riverbend Group recently placed me as an international corporate partner in the New York office of a leading U.S.-based law firm, where I will head a subgroup of the firm´s international practice. I chose Riverbend Group to represent me in relocating my practice because I had confidence in Paul Heldenbrand´s market knowledge and ability to introduce me to a variety of top-quality firms on a professional and highly confidential basis. This extensive process allowed me to compare quite a number of enticing opportunities before selecting my new firm as the best overall platform for my practice. Paul´s personal and constant attention (even late at night and on weekends) reassured me at all times that I was in the best hands possible. He is truly a professional and well-respected by the many law firms with which I interviewed, thus giving me a higher degree of credibility when first walking into a firm introduced by him. I am delighted not only with the end result, but with the manner in which every aspect of the process was handled by Paul. I highly recommend Riverbend Group to any other attorney or group of attorneys seeking to relocate to a new firm with better prospects for the future.”

– Equity partner, large East Coast-based international law firm

“Paul Heldenbrand recruited me and placed me several years ago in my current position as a tax partner with one of the premier law firms in the world. He got my questions answered quickly, kept the process moving smoothly, and did not oversell the opportunity. He also protected my confidentiality throughout the entire process, thereby allowing me to explore the opportunity in a thoughtful manner without feeling that my existing position was at risk. The result was a great fit, and a great career opportunity for me.”

– Equity partner, Washington, D.C. office of top New York-based international law firm

“Paul placed me several years ago in a Senior Counsel position with an internationally recognized law firm after I determined that my prior firm did not provide the platform I needed for my practice. He brought professionalism, imagination, established contacts, excellent ideas and attention to detail to my search for a new opportunity. His personal communication skills were superb. He was unfailing in his support, always available when needed, and willing to persist and propose new alternatives in what (because of my age and my highly specialized practice area) was a very difficult job search. His advice and assistance were also critical to my preparation of a thoughtful and complete business plan. I would not have succeeded without him. He is an exceptional person and a highly skilled attorney placement advisor, probably the very best in the Washington metro area.”

– Former federal agency General Counsel and chair of a large Wall Street law firm´s nationally recognized Washington maritime financing practice


“Our firm is very pleased with our relationship with Paul Heldenbrand. In our experience, his work ethic and integrity are second to none among professional recruiters. He makes it his business to know us well enough to consistently bring us candidates who meet our initial screens. He provides frank and fair advice about candidates from both our perspective and the candidate’s perspective; he is an honest and effective matchmaker. In the recruiting process, he represents our interests with integrity and discretion. And he works doggedly and intelligently to achieve our objectives.”

– National law firm managing partner

“Riverbend Group has been instrumental in helping to grow our D.C. office. The company consistently has sent qualified candidates who have more than met our requirements. Working with Paul Heldenbrand, principal of Riverbend Group, is a pleasure. His expertise in the marketplace has been invaluable to our firm, resulting in numerous hires. His ethics are of the highest standards and he has successfully mastered the ability to represent his candidates’ interests.”

– Washington, D.C. Office Administrator and attorney recruitment manager for national law firm of 450-plus attorneys

 Other Testimonials

“Subsequent to my voluntary retirement as a Member of the United States House of Representatives in 1983, I have worked in a number of other law-related positions in the Washington, D.C. area. In one such position, I had the privilege of working for almost two years with Paul Heldenbrand as fellow senior Law and Government Affairs consultants in the Washington office of a large national executive search firm. During that time (2001-2003), Paul and I worked very closely together on several executive search and other consulting projects for large national and international law firm clients. He helped me to learn the executive search business, and otherwise made me feel welcome as a new employee and member of the legal consulting group. Working with Paul on a daily basis for the better part of two years, I found his recruiting skills, ethics and dedication to the executive search business to be of the highest magnitude. In the twenty or so years that he spent with the company before forming Riverbend Group, Paul consistently ranked among the company´s top performers, earning numerous awards for his outstanding achievements. For these and other reasons, Paul was extremely well-respected by both his peers and the many clients and candidates with whom he worked. I was very pleased to hear recently [in 2005] that he had formed his own consulting company; I am equally pleased to recommend both Paul and Riverbend Group without hesitation to anyone in need of executive search or similar services.”

– Honorable Marc Lincoln Marks (former three-term United States Congressman from Pennsylvania, law firm partner, graduate professor of business and government at the University of Virginia´s Darden School of Business, and Commissioner of the Federal Mine Safety Health and Review Commission)