GARRISON & SISSON ADDS PARTNER RECRUITER – Christopher C.S. Manning Joins DC’s Premiere Attorney Search Firm Law Firm News –
(September 12, 2012, Washington, DC) – Garrison & Sisson, Inc., Washington, DC’s premiere attorney search firm, today announced the addition of Christopher C.S. Manning as a recruiter in its Partner Division.

“Chris is an outstanding addition to our firm,” said Nancy Palermo, Garrison & Sisson’s Managing Partner and co-head of its In-House Division. “He has a wealth of experience and expertise as a practicing attorney, including knowledge of how to align the talent needs of a law firm with the interests, skills sets, and personal characteristics of experienced lawyers. As a highly respected attorney and former law firm recruiter, Chris will be a great asset to our Partner Division.”

Prior to joining Garrison & Sisson, Chris practiced law for fifteen years – first as an associate with two Am Law 100 firms, Bryan Cave LLP and Husch Blackwell LLP, and then as a partner in a boutique firm he co-founded, Manning & Sossamon PLLC. While at Bryan Cave LLP, Chris also served for two years as the firm’s DC office Recruitment Director, assisting the firm with recruiting both partners and associates.

“I am very enthusiastic about the opportunities with Garrison & Sisson and look forward to working closely with Martha Ann Sisson and Dan Binstock on partner searches,” said Mr. Manning. “This is an established and highly regarded search firm that has a twenty-five-year track record in one of the world’s strongest and most diverse legal markets. It’s exciting to be able to shift back into a recruiting role and apply my legal and problem-solving skills to partner recruitment.”

Mr. Manning’s past practice experience includes representing prominent clients in a variety of sophisticated civil litigation matters, including: state and federal business litigation; international telecommunications matters; pharmaceutical, commercial and residential real estate litigation; and consumer fraud actions. Of note, he successfully defended the Chung family and Custom Cleaners in the Pearson v. Chung $54 million dry cleaning lawsuit which also garnered considerable media attention.

“We’re fortunate to have an attorney of Chris’ caliber join our group,” said Martha Ann Sisson, co-head of Garrison & Sisson’s Partner Division. “His relationships within the profession and proven recruiting expertise gained inside a law firm will be a definite asset to our partner recruiting efforts. We expect great things from him in this key role of facilitating and managing the transition of highly qualified partners and groups between law firms.”

A 1997 graduate of Washington & Lee University School of Law, Mr. Manning is often a featured speaker on newsworthy legal issues. Mr. Manning’s community activities include service on the Board of Governors and as Treasurer of The University Club of Washington, DC; on the Advisory Board and as Treasurer of The Salvation Army National Capital Area Command; and on the Board of Directors and as Secretary and co-founder of the Foggy Bottom-West End Business Association.

About Garrison & Sisson

Since 1986, Garrison & Sisson’s recruiters have placed over 1000 attorneys in Washington, DC law firms and corporations. These include placements at every one of the largest 50 law firm offices in Washington, DC and a large majority of the elite boutiques. With seven experienced recruiters (all attorneys) and three recruiting support specialists, Garrison & Sisson is one of the largest search firms in the Washington, DC region. When you partner with Garrison & Sisson, you gain immediate access to encyclopedic knowledge about the Washington, DC metropolitan legal market. You also benefit from aligning yourself with some of Washington, DC’s most powerful, respected, connected, and trusted attorney recruiters. For more information, go to

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