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MAJOR, LINDSEY & AFRICA®
1 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 372-1010
Toll Free: 1-877-482-1010
Branch Locations: Throughout the U.S., London, Hong Kong and Tokyo
Legal Specialties: Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in a recent national survey of America’s top law firms.
Recruiters placing attorneys: More than 125 recruiters worldwide
Percentage of business devoted to placing attorneys: 99% Permanent attorney placements, 1% Law Firm Management
Geographic areas covered: Global coverage, focus on U.S., Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East
Placement Specialties: Partners, Associates, General Counsel, In-House Counsel and Law Firm Management
McCORMACK SCHREIBER LEGAL SEARCH INC.
303 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 377-2000
Fax: (312) 377-2001
Percentage of business devoted to
placing attorneys: 100%
Geographic areas covered: Law firm searches primarily in the Chicago area and Midwest, and In-house searches on a national basis
Placement specialties: All legal practice areas, including litigation, corporate, finance, tax, real estate, labor and employment, employee benefits, bankruptcy, estate planning and intellectual property
Fees: Percentage of attorney's annual compensation.
Notes: McCormack Schreiber Legal Search is Chicago's premier all attorney search firm. We place associates, partners and practice groups at large, midsize and boutique law firms, and in-house counsel of all levels at regional, national and international corporations. As a fixture in the Chicago legal community, McCormack Schreiber Legal Search regularly assists law firms and corporations with their search needs and has successfully placed hundreds attorneys of all levels and practice areas. McCormack Schreiber Legal Search is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, and strongly adheres to its Code of Ethics. McCormack Schreiber Legal Search is proud to be nationally certified as a Women's Business Enterprise through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council. We welcome the opportunity to work closely with you to meet your attorney search needs.
McCORMACK SCHREIBER LEGAL SOLUTIONS INC.
303 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312) 284-6300
Fax: (312) 284-6301
Geographic areas covered: National
Notes: McCormack Schreiber Legal Solutions assists law firm and corporate clients with their project and contract attorney staffing needs, as well as the staffing of paralegals, patent agents and other legal personnel. As an affiliate company of McCormack Schreiber Legal Search, Legal Solutions is positioned with an extensive database of highly qualified candidates to efficiently staff projects of all types and sizes, including long term substantive assignments and document/ privilege review projects. Along with McCormack Schreiber Legal Search, we are uniquely able to assist our clients with all of their attorney search and legal staffing needs. McCormack Schreiber Legal Solutions is proud to be nationally certified as a Women's Business Enterprise through the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
RIVER WEST CONSULTANTS, LTD.
230 West Monroe
Chicago, Il 60606
Phone: (312) 332-8300
Fax: (312) 332-8303
Our firm handles permanent placements only. Additionally, River West regularly works in the areas of practice group and firm mergers. We search in all practice areas in Chicago and nationally. The firm works on both a retained and contingent basis with law firms and corporations. Jeffrey M. Simon has been a legal recruiter and search consultant for more than twenty years. An experienced business and litigation attorney, he is a 1975 graduate of the DePaul University College of Law, Dean's List and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Illinois.
Pamela J. Simon's background is in recruiting, human resources and marketing. She was an Assistant Dean of Students at Northwestern University and Manager of Professional and Executive Recruitment at First Chicago now JPMorgan. The firm is a NALSC member. We welcome your confidential inquiries.
ZENNER CONSULTING GROUP, LLC
400 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 645-0400
Fax: (312) 645-0200
Profile: Zenner Consulting Group, LLC (‘ZCG’) is the leading attorney search and placement firm in Chicago. Twenty-five years ago, ZCG created the model for the legal recruiting industry in Chicago; all ZCG recruiters are accomplished attorneys and skilled counselors who, having practiced law at the finest law firms, universities and public interest organizations, operate according to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, with unparalleled expertise in an ever-changing legal market.
By devoting exquisite care and highly personalized attention to our clients, we strive to make the “right placement.” At ZCG, we consider our clients to be both the employers and the candidates. We have generated a large and loyal client base, consisting of the highest quality attorneys, law firms, corporations and other organizations. Our unique motivation and ability to listen carefully to our clients and facilitate their best interests translates directly into exceptional results: successful, long-lasting placements. Working as a strategic partner with our clients, we comprehensively cover all aspects of legal search and placement:
Law Firms: We routinely counsel law firm associates and partners contemplating their long-term career options, including other law firms, in-house opportunities, public interest and government positions as well as alternative professions.
ZCG has a strong track record of placing groups, partners and associates at top law firms, ranging in size from large to small.
We play an integral role in counseling national and local law firms and nationally-recognized groups respecting their strategic growth, including acquisitions, affiliations and the opening of offices entering new markets.
In-house: ZCG has a successful and impressive record of national in house placements, including the placement of high-level in-house attorneys, particularly in the role of General Counsel.
Our numerous placements range from General Counsels of publicly held companies to the sole in-house attorneys of start-ups. We have placed positions at all levels of seniority and substantive expertise.
We work on an exclusive basis with almost all of our in-house employer clients. Our successful placements have led to many additional searches and on-going referrals.
Public Interest: ZCG believes that public interest organizations deserve access to the best attorneys. ZCG waives (or reduces) its fee for placements with public interest organizations. Our searches have included not-for-profit organizations, universities and governmental agencies.
ZCG established the Zenner Consulting Group Grant at Northwestern University School of Law, which provides scholarship assistance to students pursuing employment in the public interest area.
ZCG Professionals: Teri Zenner Toig, Esq., the President and CEO of ZCG, was a transactional attorney at Kirkland & Ellis and at Goldberg, Kohn, Bell, Black, Rosenbloom & Moritz, Ltd. Teri graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1983. Iren Ustel Hianik, Esq. was a litigator with Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon. Iren graduated from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1987. Mindy Crandus Sircus, Esq. was a partner in the Corporate and Securities Group at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg. Prior to joining Neal, Gerber, Mindy practiced at Arnold & Porter. Mindy graduated from Northwestern University School of Law in 1984.
We welcome the opportunity to be your strategic partner!