Gary Klein graduated with Distinction in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After two years practicing psychology in Illinois, he moved to Boston to attend Northeastern University School of Law, from which he earned his J.D. degree in 1976. In 1977, Gary joined a litigation and regulatory boutique law firm. Gary was a lead litigation lawyer representing PATCO, the Air Traffic Controllers' Union during their strike against the federal government in 1981. That experience directly led to his decision to start a new career, legal recruiting. Gary then founded one of the first legal search firms in Washington, DC.

David Landau joined the firm in 1987. David places attorneys of all levels and has primary responsibility for the training and professional development of the search consultant team. David works closely with several of the DC-area’s top ranked law firms and is frequently called upon by both law firm and corporate clients to advise them on their legal recruiting strategies and difficult searches.

David graduated from the University of Maryland and earned his J.D. from the University of Baltimore in 1981. He spent five years as a trial attorney in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has over 19 years of legal recruiting experience. David formerly served as the head of the American Bar Association’s State Membership for Washington, DC. He is a contributing writer to the Legal Times. His articles include those detailing with the out-of-the-office adventures of skydiving and stock car driving attorneys.

Barry Romm has been a legal recruiter for over 18 years. Barry specializes in the placement of individual partners and practice groups and has opened the branch offices for several firms. He is a trusted advisor to many DC-area law firms and corporations who have come to rely upon his ability to quickly and efficiently produce the results which fulfill the strategic growth plans and practice development goals of his clients.

Barry received his B.A. with Distinction from George Washington University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to attend the George Washington University Law School, where he graduated with Honors and served on the Law Review. Barry practiced for several years with a Washington, DC, office of a prominent west coast law firm, specializing in administrative and appellate litigation.


Kelly Fratino Miller has been with Klein Landau & Romm for over twelve years. She joined the firm in 2001 prior to graduating from American University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Justice. Kelly has spent a significant amount of time researching and analyzing the Washington, DC legal market and has developed a broad and in-depth knowledge of the legal search industry. Kelly works with attorneys in all practice areas and guides them through the recruitment process. She is quite skilled at listening to the needs of both employers and individual attorneys and making placements with the needs of both parties in mind. Prior to recruiting lateral attorneys, Kelly spent several years heading the contract attorney division of Klein Landau & Romm. She has placed hundreds of contract attorneys at law firms and corporations across the DC metro area. In addition to attorney recruitment, Kelly is the director of operations for Klein Landau & Romm.

Bill Davis has more than 17 years of experience in legal recruiting. He joined KLRS in 2003 after having spent eight years as director of recruiting at Dewey Ballantine LLP (Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP) in New York. Bill received his B.A. from The College of William & Mary and his M.A. (Counseling & Development) from The American University in Washington, DC. At Dewey, Bill's recruiting department ran one of the highest ranked summer programs in the city, earning the #1 spot on the American Lawyer's annual survey. Bill has been an officer (secretary) for the New York City Recruiting Association (NYCRA) and member and conference presenter for both the National Association of Law Placement (NALP) and Society for Human Resource Management. Bill offers candidates a tremendous amount of knowledge about the legal community and, specifically, the various cultures and environments of New York City law firms. In addition to his primary practice involving the placement of partners, partner groups and associates, Bill also places attorneys in corporations and financial institutions. One of his recent, high-profile placements includes an entire litigation group of 67 attorneys from one global law firm to another.

Presenter: NALP's Law School Alumni Career Services Section - "Get the Scoop on East Coast Hiring Trends: Section Meeting" Dec. 2012