Gay Rineberg Schreiber

Founder and Co-President

Gay Rineberg Schreiber

Gay Schreiber is a Founder and Co-President of McCormack Schreiber Legal Search. Gay has been a legal recruiter in Chicago for more than 25 years, and she has over 35 years of experience in the Chicago legal community, both as a legal recruiter and a practicing attorney. Gay works closely with attorneys of all practice areas and levels – partners, associates, and in-house counsel – and assists each attorney with his or her own unique search and placement objectives. In addition, Gay regularly meets and consults with law firms and companies about their legal hiring strategies and objectives, and she speaks before legal and professional organizations about legal hiring and career topics. Further, Gay was selected for inclusion in both the 2023 and 2024 Lawdragon Global 100 Leaders in Legal Strategy and Consulting. Before her career in recruiting, Gay was a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn. Gay earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Emory University, and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.


Gay Rineberg Schreiber

Candidate Testimonials

I worked with Nancy Carey on my most recent career move. Nancy approached me about an opportunity and was great to work with throughout the hiring process – from submitting my resume to working through the offer details. Nancy always candidly answered my questions and provided me with as much insight as possible. She is friendly and approachable, so I felt entirely comfortable asking her questions which, in the past, I was uncomfortable asking recruiters. As a big law alum, she is very knowledgeable about the legal industry and what firms prize in candidates. She is a tremendous ally to have in your corner, and I would wholeheartedly recommend her. She is wonderful personally and professionally!
Labor & Employment Associate,
Placed at AmLaw 50 Firm
I worked with Nancy to switch roles from a midsize firm in a secondary market to a reputable firm in a large metropolitan area. Nancy is very personable and genuinely cares about her clients. It was her patience and attention to my specific needs that allowed me to find a new position that checked all my boxes. I am thrilled that my new role is not just another job but instead a lasting career and I have Nancy to thank for that.
Real Estate Associate,
Placed at Premier Chicago Law Firm
Being in Chicago, Debbie and her colleagues get it. They know the market and took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for in a junior associate. I highly recommend her and the team at McCormack Schreiber for their experience and expertise in legal recruiting.
Partner in Charge, Chicago Office of National Law Firm