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‘‘Rick Kolodny is intelligent, honest and knowledgeable. Oaktree relies upon him exclusively to fulfill all of our legal search requirements. I am grateful to be among his many successful placements.’’
John Frank, Vice Chairman, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
Rick Kolodny has placed hundreds of lawyers in leading law firms and corporate legal departments, including many of the most prominent partner, practice group and general counsel placements in California. He brings discretion, integrity and professionalism to a sensitive process.

Richard Kolodny

Richard Kolodny, president of The Portfolio Group Inc., was named by The Daily Journal as one of the top legal recruiters in California. He was also selected as one of 18 legal recruiters in the US included in Lawdragon's "100 Legal Consultants You Need to Know."

The Daily Journal reported that "Kolodny is able to understand the law firm environment from a high-level professional's point of view" and has "an unsurpassed level of contacts in the legal community."

Rick’s legal search and placement practice is focused on representing partners, practice groups, and other highly qualified lawyers seeking outstanding lateral opportunities.  As one of California’s top partner recruiters,  Am Law 100 and Am Law 200 firms frequently engage Rick to conduct confidential partner and practice group searches.  He also represents law firms in merger and acquisition transactions.  

Drawing on his prior experience as a general counsel,  Rick regularly conducts general counsel and corporate counsel searches for leading corporations.  His corporate clients span a wide range of industries and include Fortune 500 companies, public and private corporations, investment management firms, hedge funds, private equity firms, entertainment companies, real estate companies, high tech companies, and non-profit organizations.

Prior to founding The Portfolio Group, Rick practiced law at O'Melveny & Myers and was general counsel of Roll International. He received a BA from Clark University, a MA in history from Columbia University, and a JD from Michigan Law School.


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