Jason Yuen

Jason Yuen has matched lateral partners and groups with law firms nationally since 2005. Immediately prior to founding YUEN PARTNERS, LLC, Jason served as Managing Director of the Partner Practice Group for global legal recruiting firm Major Lindsey & Africa in its Los Angeles office. As a lateral himself, Jason was recruited directly by Major Lindsey from Santa Monica-based legal recruiting firm Alan Miles & Associates, where he spent several successful years satisfying search retainers for select law firm clients.

Jason has successfully brokered partner and group transactions representing the “rising star” to 30-plus year seasoned practitioners with substantial books of business. His particular expertise is evidenced in the way he navigates with sophistication through the very sensitive and delicate process of high-level partner and group recruiting and placement. Jason’s partner and group candidates represent the movement of millions of dollars in top line client revenue.


Law firm chairs and leaders have recognized Jason’s overall excellent management skills in dealmaking, as well as his savvy in understanding the often fragile and complicated aspects of legal recruiting at the highest levels.


His experience and knowledge of the national legal landscape give Jason direct and immediate access to firm chairs, executive committee members, managing partners, and practice group leaders who want to build, grow, and add new talent and client revenue to their respective law firms. His extensive nationwide contacts enable Jason to keep his finger on the pulse of the legal business industry, and his work has been featured in publications throughout the U.S. As a result, law firm leaders and legal media around the country continue to contact Jason directly for the latest information.


Jason is well-known for his progressive and creative counsel in navigating the waters of a lateral move, understanding that bigger is not always better and that numbers don’t always tell the truth. His deep law firm knowledge serves as the basis for his strong belief that a lateral move can and should be evaluated from all directions on the law firm food chain. When Jason works on a search for his law firm clients and candidates, he takes every single motivating factor and search criterion into consideration—resulting in trusted recommendations and smarter placements.