Law Firm Partner Recruiting

Law Firm Partner Recruiting

Over more than two decades, we have successfully placed hundreds of law firm partners at Chicago's top large, midsize and boutique law firms. Our placements include partners at every career stage and virtually every practice area.

Commitment to Understanding the Practice of Law and the Business of Law

Recruiting law firm partners is among the most strategically nuanced parts of our job. Doing it well requires a deep understanding of both legal practice areas and the wide range of law firm structures, leadership approaches and business metrics. Our recruiters have prior experience as practicing attorneys and partners at some of the nation's finest law firms, and we have strong experience recruiting individual partners and groups for our law firm clients. Our knowledge of the evolving legal market and extensive network of contacts serve as unique and valuable resources for both law firm clients and partner level candidates. We also understand the sensitive nature of a partner 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 law firm leadership, we gain a thorough understanding of client needs, structures, expectations and priorities. This makes us uniquely equipped to target and place the ideal candidates to grow our client firms.

Candidate Relationships: For our partner candidates, we invest as much time as possible to learn 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 base, we can help identify the best law firm opportunities for optimal practice growth, cultural fit and alignment of candidate goals. We are your advisor and advocate throughout the entire process - until you have successfully landed in a new professional home.


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What Our Clients Are Saying...

  • “I’ve worked with the professionals at McCormack Schreiber for years. Not only do they understand the culture of my firm and recommend candidates who fit our needs, but they’re also just really quality people. McCormack Schreiber sends top-notch candidates to our firm. I have confidence when I am working with them; they make the whole process easier."
    Attorney Recruiting Manager
    Large International Law Firm
  • “McCormack Schreiber has established and solid relationships with high-quality Chicago law firms. Every time I have worked with them they provided critical inroads and opened important doors to interesting opportunities.” 
    Litigation Partner
    Placed at Top Mid-Size Chicago Law Firm

Recruiting Excellence at the Partner Level

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