Miles Partner Placement offers a value added approach to the lateral recruitment process. We pride ourselves on offering up to the minute industry information through our ongoing, high-level relationships with firm leaders, and our recruiters have facilitated some of the most complex and transformative placements in the legal search industry.

Whether you are a lateral partner looking for a new firm home or a law firm with strategic growth plans, the recruiters of Miles Partner Placement will take you from A to Z with the intensity, attention to detail and sensitivity necessary to achieve maximum results.

Gary Miles

Gary Miles

714-884-4010, ext. 216

Gary Miles has become a national force in the legal recruiting industry since entering the profession in June of 2007. He has successfully placed more than 100 partners during his career and facilitated some of the biggest and most complex deals in the marketplace including mergers and acquisitions by AMLAW top 100 and 200 law firms, opening offices for international law firms, and placing significant multi-office, multi-disciplinary practice groups.

Gary understands the extremely sensitive and confidential nature of the legal recruitment process and he appreciates the exceptionally meaningful and impactful decisions being made by both his candidates and client firms. Gary’s “value added” mantra is about more than just making deals. Gary believes in helping partners find a firm home where their practice can prosper and helping law firms find premium talent and a cultural fit. Gary invests in every process as if he were dealing with his only and most important client or candidate.

Before entering the legal search industry by joining established recruiting firm, Alan Miles & Associates, Gary spent 13 years teaching at risk youth at Markham Middle School and Community Day School (CDS) in Watts, California and was fortunate enough to fulfill his lifelong passion for basketball while coaching for 10 years at Centennial High School in Compton, California, one of the most prolific HS programs in California.

Outside of recruiting, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, and using his well-honed strategic skills to win poker tournaments.

Robert Clemons

Robert Clemons

714-884-4010, ext. 212

Robert began his recruiting career in May of 2013 and within that time he has made a number of high-level partner placements in multiple major U.S. markets, including, Northern and Southern California, Washington, DC, Chicago and New York. Robert recruits transactional, litigation, and regulatory partners in all key markets across the country.

Prior to becoming a recruiter, Robert practiced for fourteen years as a trial attorney and litigator. This knowledge of the legal industry, and particularly his experience handling mediations as an advocate and mediator, helps Robert deliver the highest value to both clients and candidates.

Robert views the recruiting process as an opportunity to help clients and candidates achieve their highest levels of success.

When he is not recruiting, Robert enjoys spending time supporting his children in their very active sporting pursuits.

Doug Memel

Doug Memel


Doug Memel is a veteran, high-level recruiter with a national practice. He has placed both individual partners and practice groups at AMLAW Top 30 firms in New York, Washington, D.C. and Texas.  Doug has extensive experience working with partners in the corporate, finance, government contracts, intellectual property and commercial litigation sectors.  He also has particular expertise in both the antitrust and energy regulatory practice areas, having placed the market-leading, powerhouse antitrust group from Cadwalader into Paul Weiss in Washington, DC. and the energy regulatory practice group led by former FERC Commissioner, Sudeen Kelly, into Akin Gump’s Washington, D.C. office.

Over the course of his career, Doug has been repeatedly praised by the partners he works with for his laid back yet professional approach to shepherding the recruiting process and the sophisticated knowledge he uses to help them find the most compelling fit for their respective practices.  Law firm leaders appreciate Doug’s deep level of contact with heavy-hitters across various practice areas and in multiple legal markets.

Outside of work, Doug enjoys spending time with his family, coaching his children in their various sports endeavors and playing golf.  Doug serves on the board of his community’s Little League.  He recently established the Brandon Johnston Memorial Golf Tournament in Sacramento.   Doug is also an accomplished musician and played professionally for several years as a drummer in various bands.