Nancy L. Carey

Managing Director

Nancy L. Carey

Nancy Carey is a Managing Director at McCormack Schreiber Legal Search, where she has been recruiting for nearly 20 years. Nancy places partners and associates at law firms throughout Chicago, as well as in-house counsel of all levels and practice areas. Prior to joining McCormack Schreiber, Nancy was a partner in the Litigation Department at Winston & Strawn LLP. She was very active in recruiting at Winston and was a member of the firm’s Summer Associate Committee. Nancy earned her B.S., with High Honors in Accountancy, in 1989 from the University of Illinois, and passed the Certified Public Accountancy exam. She earned her J.D., summa cum laude, in 1992 from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif, was a Harno Scholar, and was a Notes and Comments Editor of the University of Illinois Law Review. Nancy has spoken about career issues for the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association, and is a former member of The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a non-profit organization of young professionals dedicated to raising funds for Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Nancy L. Carey

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