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Scott Yaccarino is a partner and one of the founders of Empire Search Partners. Scott consults investment banks, private equity funds, hedge funds, law firms, and other multinational clients in connection with a broad range of attorney recruiting and retention. Scott advises lawyers and clients across a wide range of practice areas and is a market leader in investment management, private equity, venture capital, emerging growth, tax, executive compensation, and employee benefits.

Scott has placed partners, senior in-house counsel, and associates with many of the world’s leading financial services institutions, public companies, and law firms. He is a frequent public speaker on issues pertaining to attorney career management and legal hiring.

Prior to founding Empire Search Partners, Scott was a director at one of the largest and most successful legal search firms in the country. Scott practiced law at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston, and at a major international firm in New York. His legal practice focused on advising a broad range of private equity and venture capital fund sponsors in connection with fund formations, operations, and strategic investments. Scott also represented private investment fund investors, including private foundations, pension plans, and sovereign wealth funds.

Scott received an LL.M. in Taxation and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law. He earned an undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Finance, with high honors, from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business.

Scott can be reached at (212) 688-9200 or syaccarino@empiresearchpartners.com.

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