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Legal & Compliance Recruiting Experts

In an ever-changing environment and a fast-paced world, the legal sector has never been more competitive, diverse, or connected, making expanding legal markets more challenging to navigate. As a top executive recruiting firm, we have a 40+ year history recruiting the best and brightest legal and compliance professionals who drive value for their organizations and clients.

In-House Counsel Recruiting Experts

Our rigorous search process and knowledge of the marketplace enables us to deliver senior in-house counsel who make the greatest impact for our clients. We understand how an in-house legal and compliance function can most efficiently operate and ensure that we deliver a diverse field of thoroughly assessed talent for your General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer, Chief of Compliance, or any other crucial in-house counsel position.

Recruiting Key Legal Leaders for Operating Companies

Operating level legal leaders not only oversee the legal, regulatory, and compliance functions for their fund, but are often involved in the macro legal matters of their portfolio. As regulators are increasingly looking at private funds, General Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers need to be aware of the ever-evolving requirements. At JM Search, we understand the evolving trends shaping the legal landscape of operating companies and are uniquely positioned to support clients with identifying and delivering industry-leading attorneys and executives who recognize today’s highly scrutinized and complex legal environment.

Proven Success Recruiting Lateral Partners for Law Firms

As the legal industry continues its massive industry wide consolidation, the competition for qualified candidates and support has never been greater. One of the fastest ways to increase a law firm’s client base is through recruiting top tier lateral partners. Our Legal Practice is comprised of seasoned search experts that possess deep industry knowledge and are experts at facilitating the delicate and often complex process of lateral partner moves.

Our Search Process for Legal Executives

At the foundation of our search process are relationships, trust, and a commitment to excellence. Unlike many other executive search firms, we remain committed to a partner-led approach, ensuring that our most experienced recruiters are actively leading and recruiting to ensure superior results for clients. Clients also benefit from our:

  • Industry specialization and functional expertise
  • Access to the best talent with very few “off limits” restrictions
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as an essential criterion in our mission to recruit for our clients and for our firm
  • Complete client focus by limiting the number of searches conducted at a time by the lead recruiter
  • Exhaustive kick-off process to understand the unique needs of each client
  • Rigorous assessment and due diligence early in the process

In-House Positions Recruited:

General Counsel (GC) | Chief Legal Officer (CLO) | Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) | Chief Regulatory Officer | SVP/VP Regulatory | SVP/VP Compliance

Law Firm Positions Recruited:

Partner | Practice Groups | Counsel | Associates | Firm Mergers

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