Law Firm Associate Recruiting

Law Firm Associate Recruiting

McCormack Schreiber has successfully placed hundreds of associates with premier large, midsize and boutique law firms.  We assist experienced attorneys at all levels and in a full range of practice areas.

Navigating the Associate Years: Consultants and Market Experts

Associate years lay the groundwork for an entire legal career, and we know how important it is to invest in them wisely. Our professionals have prior careers as practicing attorneys at some of the nation's finest law firms. We draw on our backgrounds, as well as our strong recruiting experience and deep network of contacts, to provide the most knowledgeable advice and assistance to our lateral associate candidates and law firm clients seeking experienced associates. We also understand the sensitivity of a lateral move, and it is our goal to ensure the most professional, ethical and confidential search process possible.

Client Relationships: Through regular meetings, candid conversations and earned trust with firm leadership, we gain a thorough understanding of client needs, structures, expectations and priorities. This makes us well equipped to target and place the ideal associate candidates, who will both support our clients' current needs and may also serve as future firm leadership.

Candidate Relationships: For our associate candidates, we invest as much time as possible to learn each individual's background and career objectives, as well as any obstacles that might be limiting growth or satisfaction in a current role. We can also provide additional context to help candidates think through longer term career implications of various paths. With this knowledge base, we can help identify the best firm opportunities for optimal cultural fit, growth and alignment of the candidate's goals.


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  • Corporate Associate at AmLaw 50 International firm

  • Real Estate Associate at global 200 law firm

  • Labor and Employment Associate at AmLaw 50 international firm

  • IP/Technology Associate for large international law firm

  • Litigation Associate with top mid-size Chicago firm

  • Healthcare Associate with sophisticated national law firm

  • Finance Associate with global AmLaw 100 law firm

  • View a more comprehensive list of our Recent Associate Placements and Frequently Asked Questions

What Our Clients Are Saying...

  • “McCormack Schreiber streamlines our hiring process by presenting me with quality candidates rather than simply sending me bundles of resumes. Through this thoughtful advanced screening, we are able to more quickly move toward a successful placement. The communication flow with McCormack Schreiber is excellent. Their follow-through is terrific which is critical because in addition to being the hiring partner I have a busy and demanding practice. By helping me stay on top of the process, we are able to ensure that no candidate is overlooked inadvertently and nothing falls through the cracks.”
    Steve M. Prebish
    Hiring Partner, Patzik, Frank & Samotny Ltd.
  • “McCormack Schreiber’s assistance and guidance was very helpful and they genuinely cared about finding me the right opportunity, and they did. They know exactly what’s going on in the market. Their understanding of the various firms’ cultures and expectations is an invaluable resource."
    Commercial Finance Associate
    Placed at a Large International Law Firm

Recruiting Excellence at the Associate Level.

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