Scott Hodes is the Southeast Managing Principal for Lateral Link. He is responsible for and oversees Associate, Counsel and Partner level attorney placements at AmLaw 200 firms and top regional firms in the Southeast including Florida, Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Memphis, Nashville, Birmingham and all other mid-markets in the Southeast region, as well as in-house Counsel placements.
Scott joined Lateral Link in 2009 as its Director of Florida. In June 2010, Scott was named the Southeast Director for Lateral Link, and Atlanta and Charlotte became Scott’s primary territories, along with Florida. In May of 2012, Scott was named Managing Director of the Southeast, and soon thereafter he was promoted to Principal.
Prior to joining Lateral Link, Scott was a practicing attorney for seven years, and was a name partner in a Boca Raton estate planning firm.
Scott is a frequent presenter and panelist at the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Annual Education Conference, and has presented on topics such as Working with Law Firms to Identify the Right Lateral Candidates, the Economic Impact and Firm Profitability Implications of Lateral Partner Hiring, and Recruiting Candidates to Small and Mid-Size Markets.
Scott was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Livingston, New Jersey. He graduated from the University of Florida, cum laude, and holds a J.D. from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He also holds an LL.M. in Estate Planning from the University of Miami.