Who We Are

Founded in 1998 by Amy McCormack and Gay Schreiber, McCormack Schreiber is Chicago’s leading legal search firm. With decades of experience, we have successfully placed partners, associates and paralegals of all levels in a full range of law firm and in-house positions. Backed by our deep history and extensive knowledge of the Chicago legal market, we are able to deliver the highest level of service and results.

Your trusted source for legal recruiting and staffing needs

At McCormack Schreiber, we have high standards and we take recruiting seriously. Our proven track record and long-standing reputation in the legal industry speaks for itself. We have the advantage of a team of talented recruiters, including recruiters who graduated from top law schools and have experience practicing law at some of the nation’s finest law firms. With over 200 years of combined experience as legal recruiters, you can expect first class service when working with us.

Asking us to recruit for you means partnering with a skilled and dedicated team focused on finding the ideal fit. We pride ourselves on our vast experience and continued focus on keeping up with an evolving legal market.

As an active member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), we are held to high ethical standards and we are committed to the most professional, fair and confidential treatment of attorney candidates and employers. We are proud to be nationally certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). We recognize the commitment to diversity embraced by our clients, and we are pleased to offer a diverse solution to our clients’ legal hiring and staffing needs.

What you can expect when working with us

Our Mission

Our mission is simple. We strive every day to recruit and match exceptional legal professionals with the very best employers, facilitating the creation of thriving individual careers, robust law firms and successful in-house legal teams.

Client Relationships

Through regular contact, candid conversations and earned trust with law firm and company leadership, we gain a thorough understanding of client needs, structures, expectations and priorities. This makes us uniquely equipped to target, recruit and place the ideal candidates with our clients. You can count on us to deliver the highest level of service and quality results.

Candidate Relationships

We invest time in learning each individual’s background, practice trajectory and career objectives, as well as any obstacles that might be limiting growth or satisfaction in a current role. With this knowledge, we can help to identify the best opportunities for optimal growth, cultural fit and alignment with candidate goals. We are your advisor and advocate throughout the entire process.

McCormack Schreiber's Core Values

Quality Service

We are committed to placing the highest quality candidates in roles that work for both the candidate and the hiring organization

Client Satisfaction

We strive to always meet the goals and objectives of our clients and candidates

Planning & Strategy

We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with both our clients and candidates

Industry Leaders

We have more than 200 years of combined industry experience. We are top law school graduates, legal recruiting experts and leaders in the legal recruiting industry

Ethics and Integrity

We hold ourselves to the highest professional standards. Integrity is our guiding force in all that we do for our clients and candidates