The genesis for the Trense Group of attorney placement professionals dates back to 1996. At that time, Chuck Trense, a junior transactional associate attorney practicing law in Atlanta, joined the Atlanta office of a national legal staffing company as its Director of Legal Recruiting. It didn’t take long for Trense to recognize the need for a new level of responsiveness and professionalism in the attorney recruiting and placement field. In the spring of 1997, he established Trense & Associates, Inc.
Since its inception, Trense has successfully conducted numerous and varied attorney searches. The Trense Group has placed all types of attorneys - from intellectual property to regulatory and from transactional to litigation. Trense has placed attorneys (law firm and in-house) with backgrounds or specialties in the following areas: intellectual property (prosecution and litigation), environmental, energy, bankruptcy, corporate securities, mergers & acquisitions, project finance, aircraft finance, commercial real estate, real estate finance, leasing, commercial lending, corporate tax, tax controversy, trusts & estates, labor & employment, ERISA, securities litigation, anti-trust litigation, insurance defense and coverage litigation, and domestic.
Some of Trense’s higher profile searches have included the placement of the General Counsel of a prominent, publicly traded company; the placement of a practice group with the de novo office of one of the largest law firms in the world; numerous in-house placements; and numerous partner placements.
Trense continues to invest in the foundation of his business - the placement of highly credentialed lateral associates with selective law firms. It is particularly gratifying for Trense to see many of his early associate placements becoming partners in positions of leadership in their respective firms.