Northwest Legal Search

Northwest Legal Search, Inc.
The Northwest's
Leading Attorney Search
Consulting Firm.

Expertise and Excellence

Northwest Legal Search, Inc.® is a service dedicated to the in-house lawyer hiring needs of companies, as well as attorney recruitment for a select number of premier law firms. Our clients are in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California, and the Rocky Mountains.  Our candidates are recruited regionally, nationally and globally. NWLS was established in 1987 as the first company in the Pacific Northwest to specialize exclusively in lawyer search.

Thank you very much for your assistance in our recent recruitment of two senior attorneys. The expertise you contributed to our recruiting process was very valuable. I particularly appreciated your ability to quickly understand our business and legal needs, help define the optimal candidate characteristics, and then present to us numerous candidates with excellent experience/expertise profiles. The process was handled professionally and effectively and we are very pleased with the results.

-- VP General Counsel Client

Since that beginning we have continued to focus upon the critical issues of selection and retention of the best lawyers for the leadership, prosperity and growth of our clients. Our commitment is making a match which works on both sides of the employment need -- both for the legal employer and the candidate seeking a career opportunity.

We recruit lawyers for corporate legal departments and a small number of select, premier law firms in the Pacific Northwest, Northern California and Rocky Mountains. Our superior lawyer candidates come to us from all across the country.

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10+ Years, Senior Corporate Counsel - Logistics. Seattle, WA
We are looking for a talented senior attorney to lead legal support for our client's rapidly growing and evolving global logistics business. You will be working with a team with a mission to develop products and services that enable global shipping. You will be an integral part of the business teams you support, giving input on business and strategy in addition to serving as lead counsel on strategic commercial deals and regulatory matters, resolving issues that arise in commercial relationships, and handling pre-litigation disputes and inquiries. You will develop strategies for handling legal issues in creative, business-centric ways and you will build processes that address risk and allow the business flexibility and freedom to move quickly. There will be a strong international focus to your work. Some travel, domestic and international, will be required. •Strong academic credentials including a J.D. degree from a top law school and membership in one state bar is required •10+ years of legal experience (with at least two years at a law firm) as a transactional attorney, preferably with some portion of that experience in global logistics and commercial transactions. •Strong academic credentials including a J.D. degree from a top law school and membership in one state bar is required •10+ years of legal experience (with at least two years at a law firm) as a transactional attorney, preferably with some portion of that experience in global logistics and commercial transactions.

7+ Years, Senior Corporate Counsel - Product Quality and Brand Relationships, Seattle, WA
Our market-leading technology client is seeking a talented attorney to support its Product Quality and Brand Relations Team. Partner with business teams as they design, develop, and implement new strategies, tools and services to help ensure the authenticity and safety of products offered by the company worldwide. Principal duties include providing legal counsel and thought leadership to senior business leaders, product managers, analysts, technologists, and brand relations specialists across a wide range of topical areas, including IP, product sourcing and distribution, and regulatory compliance. Seeking that talented person to be able to act as an exceptional representative of the company to external stakeholders. Looking for strong academic credentials including JD from top law firm and membership in one state bar (WA not required). Minimum 7 years of legal experience, of which some portion of that experience from in-house and focused upon IP protection or enforcement. Three years in a top national or international law firm required. Newly created role is high profile. Current Global Brands Protection title is a plus. Experiences with luxury brands is a plus.

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