About the Company
Sarnoff Group LLC provides high caliber executive coaching, career consulting and leadership training services. We also place attorneys at law firms of all sizes worldwide; at hedge funds, investment banks; and at other companies from start-up to Fortune 500.
About David Sarnoff
DAVID B. SARNOFF, ESQ. is the founder of Sarnoff Group LLC. David brings over 20 years of experience and knowledge as an attorney, legal recruiter and executive coach.
In addition to his executive coaching, David engages in leadership development, team building facilitation and talent acquisition. He is also a Consultant to Loeb Leadership Development Group where he is the Director of Business Development and an Executive Leadership Coach.
David’s coaching model is to focus on facilitating opportunities for a client’s development and awareness in order to elevate their leadership capabilities while addressing other challenges to professional growth. David has honed his listening skills and use of self to guide clients to identify and discover blind spots. This practice supports development opportunities allowing his clients to discover solutions to individual challenges.
David is recognized for his professionalism and ability to blend client confidentiality with supporting the goals of the sponsoring organization. He is particularly adept at working with professionals responsible for leading others while maintaining their own set of responsibilities. He also works with those aspiring to be in leadership positions or individuals who have been identified to have gaps in their performance. David incorporates a strong advocacy for collaboration, establishing networks and team building in his coaching philosophy. He utilizes assessments where appropriate, including 360-degree interviews and feedback summaries.
In addition to his coaching and leadership development practice, David has delivered numerous large group presentations, sat on CLE panels and authored numerous articles that include topics such as adaptability, soft skills, coaching for attorneys and emotional IQ. David has also co-authored several articles on executive coaching, feedback, and grit and resilience, among other topics.
He has coached law firm partners, associates and executives in multiple industries. Sample engagements include:
* Coached a senior CHRO with enhancing leadership skills, relationship building and adopting a strategic mind set.
* Coached an assistant general counsel, at a financial services company, with leadership skills, time management and career consulting.
* Coached a law firm partner with communication skills, leadership development and a business development plan.
* Coached a law firm partner with networking skills and professional development.
His approach to recruiting is to guide his candidates through the process with an honest, insightful and objective perspective. David believes that the exchange of accurate information, treated with confidentiality and professionalism, is vital to serving the needs of both clients and candidates.
Prior to founding the Sarnoff Group, David co-founded Morandi, Taub & Sarnoff, LLC, after working at a legal search firm in New York. He placed scores of attorneys from a variety of disciplines at prominent law firms, hedge funds, investment banks and other companies throughout the United States, South America and Europe.
He is also a Trustee on the Fort Lee Board of Education, currently serving in his sixth year. He presided as Board President for three consecutive years. In 2015, he was awarded the Archie Hay Award for leadership and distinguished service by the Bergen County School Boards Association. This award is presented annually to one board member out of approximately 550 members. In July 2018, David was appointed to the Advisory Committee of the New Jersey Association of School Resource Officers (NJASRO).
David earlier practiced law at a New York law firm in the areas of complex commercial litigation and white collar defense. He graduated from Rutgers University School of Law, where he was on the Dean's List and received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Hofstra University.
Co-Author - "Are You Ready For Some Feedback," June 19, 2018
Co-Author - "Why Law Firms Need Executive Coaches Now More Than Ever," May 12, 2018
Co-Author, - "The True Grit of a Summer Associate," April 30, 2018
Author, - “Soft Skills are Vital in an Ever-Changing Tech-Driven World,” January 3, 2018
Author – “Buckle Up, Speed is Coming: The Urgency of Adaptability,” November 14, 2017
David presented on January 9, 2017, for the Brooklyn Bar Association: "Branding for lawyers."
David presented on September 28, 2016, for the New York State Bar Association: "Branding for Lawyers."
David was a panelist at the following CLE events:
New York State Bar Association - June 11, 2015 - "The Do’s and Don’ts of Finding and Hiring an Associate for Your Law Practice"
Brooklyn Bar Association - January 18, 2015 - "How To Land A Law Firm Job"
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About Dominic Morandi
DOMINIC P. MORANDI, ESQ. is a consultant with the Sarnoff Group, LLC. Dom was a founding principal of Morandi, Taub & Sarnoff LLC. He now works on selected searches and assignments with his longtime business partner and friend, David Sarnoff. Dom has extensive experience, both as a recruiter and as an attorney. This combination of experience provides him with the knowledge and credibility to counsel clients and candidates from several perspectives.
Dominic's search philosophy is based on four principles: integrity, knowledge, insight and guidance. He believes that the search process should emphasize a candid exchange of information. Attorneys who work with Dominic are provided with detailed information about firms and corporations, which is paramount to making a wise career decision. Since the search process has many layers, Dom embraces a "start to finish" service model, guiding candidates and clients through every step of the process. He is a regular speaker on lateral hiring and career development at bar association seminars.
Dom is also a Senior Vice President at First Nationwide Title Agency, LLC in New York City, where he is a member of the national sales team. Dom has developed and continues to build extensive contacts in the real estate industry.
Before becoming a search consultant, Dom was a litigator at Windels, Marx, Davies & Ives, where he handled complex commercial litigation. During his law firm tenure, he worked on several high-profile litigations and engaged in extensive appellate practice. Thereafter, Dom was litigation and regulatory counsel at New York Life Insurance Company, where he counseled senior executives on numerous legal issues.
Dominic graduated from Brooklyn Law School where he was Chairman of the Moot Court Board. He also received the Moot Court Award and was selected for membership in The Order of Barristers. He received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Georgetown University.