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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Business role for a JD. Client Services Manager requires sophisticated litigation experience. Portland, Oregon; 7-8+ years
Non-law practicing role. The primary goal of this position for our client corporation is to oversee a team of Project Managers and ensure the successful execution of client work, with a focus on coordinating with internal departments to complete complex tasks and continually improve the company's processes. You will serve as the primary leader in executing: (1) Project management oversight and coordination of major settlements, both class action and government based; (2) Internal team leadership and development; (3) Oversee trafficking of work through all functional departments; (4) Work collaboratively with Operations Managers to identify and execute on process improvement initiatives.

Some responsibilities include: Provide managerial and strategic guidance to the development of the client's best practices for Class Action Client Services, as well as cross-functionally with other operational groups. Create project forecasts and work schedules to be implemented by Project Managers. Instill confidence with the clients of our company (law firms, banks, etc.) and serve as the public face of the company's high-quality service delivery offering. Manage and report to clients and internal stakeholders on project, budget and financial status.

Requires: Strong leadership and supervisory skills to manage and develop a team of Project Managers. Significant client services management experience preferably in the legal services industry. JD and/or MBA ideal qualification; Project Management Professional certification a plus but not required. Strong grasp of technical and operational processes and ways to improve and memorialize those processes. Sharp analytical skills to comprehend quickly and interpret legal documents, claims substantiation, and claimant representations and provide guidance on how to handle specific types of claims or applications for restitution of funds in accordance with the intent of the Court, settlement or regulations.

Not an in-house Corporate Counsel position, but there is a clear path to promotions at this company. Extremely challenging and satisfying role for a successful leader with results-based business approach; a consensus builder known to be approachable and down-to-earth who has a desire for a business role. We have placed several attorneys with this client.

NWLS wants to know about you! Actively seeking candidates.
Actively seeking interested candidates in the practice areas of technology, licensing, commercial transactions, and corporate/corporate governance. Desire both in-house counsels and large-law trained associates/senior associates for our Pacific NW in-house clients. Most-often experience level sought by clients ranges from approximately five (5) to twelve (12) years of experience. Other experience ranges are a matter of a bit more timing, or depend upon practice areas. Contact Linda Green Pierce, principal: linda AT NWLS wants to know about you!

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