Chris Batz is the president of The Lion Group, a Kansas City-based legal recruiting firm. With an extensive network and a 12 year history, Chris and his team recruit legal and compliance talent for growing companies and corporate legal departments in the Midwest and around the United States. He also places corporate defense partners, groups and opens offices for corporate law firms of 100 – 1,000+.

Chris is currently the host of his new podcast; The Future is Bright. He interviews general counsels, CEOs, law firm managing partners, legal consultants, and both men and women on corporate and legal industry trends, career insights, and leadership takeaways. The Future is Bright can be found on iTunes, YouTube, Stitcher, Spotify, GooglePlay, and iHeartRadio.

Prior to the Future is Bright, Chris hosted a podcast, The Law Firm Leadership Podcast with 63 Episodes since 2016 where he spoke to and learned from large law firm Managing Partners, General Counsel, CEOs and Legal Consultants; both men and women. It was through these conversations and relationships where he grew his inspiration to launch The Future is Bright. You can listen to older episodes of The Law Firm Leadership Podcast here!

Chris has a background in public accounting, a passion for marketing and strategy and has been quoted in Law360, Law.com, Texas Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Legal Management, etc. Chris is the author of Lateral Moves: A Guide for Partners and Law Firms, which addresses the nuances of law partner lateral moves and is available on Amazon Kindle. Chris has also spoken and or met with several times for various ACC Chapters (Association of Corporate Counsel) around the United States.

The Lion Group is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants and Sanford Rose Associates, the 9th largest US search firm.


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