BCG Attorney Search is a staffing company that caters to lawyers and law professionals seeking employment in law firms and corporate legal departments. It also publishes the BCG Attorney Search Guide to America’s Top 50 Law Schools, as well as a state of the market report for attorneys looking for open positions. The firm's owner and founder, Andrew Harrison Barnes, was also involved in a lawsuit involving free speech rights watched by media professionals.
BCGSearch.com has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Houston, Orange County, California, and Palo Alto, California. It is headed by Harrison Barnes, founder of the Employment Research Institute. The Employment Research Institute operates over 150 employment websites, including job sites LawCrossing.com, Granted.com and Hound.com (which collects job data from employer websites, aggregating information directly from their sites) as well as legal referral site Law.net.
In a case that was argued before the Texas Supreme Court, Barnes accused a former BCGSearch.com employee, Robert Kinney, of bribery. Kinney accused Barnes of defamation and asked for an injunction against BCG and JD Journal, a legal blog also operated by Barnes. Kinney’s lawsuit was dismissed on the grounds of unconstitutional limitations on speech; an Austin Appeals Court also found for BCG on the grounds that a permanent injunction would be prior restraint under the laws of the Texas Constitution. The Texas supreme court found in favor of Kinney. The case is currently being appealed to the US Supreme Court.