Paul Dorfeld
Managing Director

Paul Dorfeld is a Managing Director at Empire Search Partners in New York and Chicago. Paul counsels attorneys from their first conversation to well beyond their successful start in a new firm or company. He enjoys making each candidate’s search as smooth as possible by providing them with exhaustive research, thoroughly preparing them for interviews, and handling offer package negotiations. Paul places lawyers of all levels at leading law firms and in-house positions nationwide.

Before joining Empire Search Partners, Paul worked for several years at a national recruiting firm where he placed associates, counsels, and partners at large and mid-size firms across all practice groups.

Prior to his recruiting career, Paul practiced as a litigator at Winston & Strawn in Chicago where he specialized in commercial and IP litigation. Paul earned his J.D., with honors, from the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, where he worked as a judicial intern for the Hon. Terence P. Kemp of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and served as Managing Editor of The Ohio State Law Journal. He received three bachelor’s degrees from the Schreyer Honors College at The Pennsylvania State University.