Andrew Clyne

Office: New York, Boston
Phone: 201.681.8266

School: Fordham Law School, J.D.

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Andrew is a Principal and Co-Manager of Lateral Link’s Northeast recruiting team. Based in New York City, he recruits attorneys at all levels, and across all practice areas, for positions in elite law firms and companies. With nearly a decade of recruiting experience, Andrew relies on the strong client relationships that he and Lateral Link have developed, his deep understanding of the legal market (especially NYC), and his previous practice as a Biglaw associate. Andrew prides himself on being a trusted counselor and advocate for the lawyers he works with, committed to fully understanding their experience, their motivations, and their goals – and then helping to make the best match for them and a new law firm or company employer.

Before starting his recruiting career, Andrew was an associate in the New York office of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, where he focused on white-collar defense and complex commercial litigation, and was also involved with lateral associate and diversity hiring. Additionally, he served as a prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office and was a paralegal at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP before law school. Andrew holds a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from Fordham Law School (where he volunteers as an Alumni Mentor).

Andrew is a native New Yorker who currently lives in Manhattan. A student of the city’s history and of urban planning, he enjoys exploring NYC neighborhoods, both old and new, in his free time. Away from the city, he also enjoys hiking, skiing, and playing in a competitive, national flag football league. Andrew is also a trivia junkie, who fulfilled a lifelong dream of competing on Jeopardy! in 2017.


“Andrew was an attentive and professional recruiter who ultimately placed me in a firm that was exactly the right fit. Andrew focused on my strengths, skill set and what I was looking for in a firm and matched me with compatible firms — he never put his interests above mine. Andrew was responsive and always available to discuss my search. Further, he was a keen negotiator and helped me to obtain the terms that I wanted at the firm that I wanted. I would recommend Andrew to anyone who wants a professional, committed and effective recruiter on their side.” — Litigation Associate, boutique law firm

“Andrew Clyne was both attentive and effective as a recruiter who was quickly able to assess my needs and place me with a firm that was the right fit for me. Andrew’s industry knowledge allowed him to focus on the area of work I wanted to transition into, and he was able to quickly get me interviews with several compatible firms. He kept me in the loop through all parts of the process, and I never felt like he was too busy to speak with me. Finally, once I secured an offer, Andrew was able to get me good terms on which to start at my new firm. I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone looking for a professional, effective and communicative recruiter.” Corporate Associate, AmLaw 100 firm