Fanning Technical Search v. 100% Girls Brand

After a headhunter sued the firm’s client for substantial fees generated by three placements, the firm moved to dismiss the case on the grounds that the New York-based recruiter should have been licensed in New Jersey (where the client was located), and the lack of a New Jersey license precluded recovery. Supreme Court dismissed the case and the headhunter appealed. The Appellate Division, First Department agreed that New Jersey law, rather than New York law, should be applied, and that such law required dismissal of the recruiter’s claim.