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.
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
I developed a relationship with Nancy Carey of McCormack Schreiber Legal Search far before I was ready to make a change. She really listened, discussed my career goals and provided great advice. The greatest thing about McCormack Schreiber is that they never make you feel pressured in any way. They are your ally in finding the right position for you.
Placed at Premier Litigation Boutique
During my mid-career job search, I consulted with multiple recruiters in the Chicago area and it was Nancy Carey at McCormack Schreiber who was head and shoulders above the rest. Nancy did not miss a beat. She was thorough, responsive, efficient, and patient. Nancy’s institutional knowledge of Chicago’s legal landscape is second to none, and it showed during our consultations. Nancy coached me through multiple rounds of interviews at multiple law firms which resulted in multiple offers. She then armed me with the facts and insight to make sure I was making the best decisions for me and my career. I can say, without a doubt, I would not be where I am today without Nancy’s guidance and assistance. She is a true ally and trusted advisor.
Placed at AmLaw 50 Firm
I worked with Nancy during my recent firm transition. I did not know what my next career phase had in store and Nancy was a tremendous resource, both personally and professionally. She provided me more opportunities than I imagined were possible, and she was there to support me the whole way. I can’t thank her enough.