Coleman | Nourian

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Industry Experience

We focus strongly on corporate clients and have performed search and staffing work for 13 of the 15 Fortune 500 companies located in the eastern half of Pennsylvania. The following is a partial list of the industries we serve, along with a representative sample of our clients:

  • Life Sciences (AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson, Wyeth/Pfizer, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Cephalon, Viropharma)
  • Chemicals (Air Products and Chemicals, FMC, Rohm and Haas/Dow Chemicals)
  • Manufacturing (Sunoco, Inc., Church and Dwight, Graham Packaging, Saint Gobain, Hershey Foods)
  • Technology (SAP, SunGard Data Systems, Unisys, Bentley Systems)
  • Business Services (ARAMARK, Towers Perrin, Ikon Office, IMS Health)
  • Retail Services (Comcast Corp., Charming Shoppes, Burlington Coat, QVC)
  • Financial Services (Black Rock, Citigroup/SmithBarney, PNC Global Investment Servicing, Wilmington Trust, Sovereign Bancorp)

Search Group

Based in Philadelphia, our Search Group focuses on mid- and senior-level attorneys. While we serve a regional client base, we regularly search nationally for the best legal talent for managerial positions. Some of the clients for whom we've conducted General Counsel/Chief Legal Officer searches are:

  • ARAMARK Corporation (a $10B+ international provider of outsourced corporate services)
  • Comcast Interactive Capital (an investment arm of Comcast Corp., a $30B+ provider of cable and entertainment services)
  • American Water Works (a $2B+ publicly traded water utility company)
  • Draeger Medical (a $1B+ privately held medical device company)
  • Graham Packaging Company (a $2B+ private equity owned specialty manufacturer)
  • Solstice Neurosciences (a development stage bio-tech company)
  • Toll Brothers (a publicly held builder of luxury homes)

Staffing Group

Located in Bryn Mawr, our Staffing Group places experienced attorneys and paralegals with corporate legal departments on a contract or temporary basis. Working full-time or part-time, these professionals help our clients cost-effectively manage specific projects, gaps in staff due to leaves of absence, seasonal or temporary spikes in work levels, and indefinite increases in workload that should be handled in-house rather than by outside counsel. Our Staffing Group also regularly searches for and places paralegals and contracts managers in permanent positions.