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 for the long-term 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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4+ years. Corporate Counsel, Health & Safety, Environmental. Company wants to hire for this soon!
Non-traditional environmental role. Our large legal department Seattle, WA client is seeking an experienced environmental attorney within one of its most dynamic, near-to the-company's-heart, businesses. You will be part of a team advising on health & safety, trade, products regulatory, compliance matters, and environmental. Principal duties include day-to-day advice on compliance issues, monitoring and advising on upcoming regulatory changes, developing and improving compliance policies and procedures, working cross-functionally with other teams to ensure compliance, negotiating commercial transactions with vendors, resolving issues that arise in compliance and handling pre-litigation disputes and inquires (not a primarily litigation-experience position.)

Active role and we're seeking 4+ years of legal experience, in environmental compliance matters, with at least one full year of law firm training. Preferred experience is: Health & Safety compliance experience, previous technology employer experience, especially in data center environment in-house. A mix of law firm and in-house experience first preferred, but all law firm experience in experience area strongly considered. Some travel, including international, but not a "travel role". Strong market salary does include equity.

4-9+ Corporate Counsel, Real Estate (Industrial Focus) - Seattle, WA
Our Fortune 500 industry leader is seeking a senior level real estate resource who can hit the ground running. Seeking build to suit leasing experience and must possess industrial experience, as opposed to primarily retail. Construction and development experiences ideal for a company buying multiple sites and building own facilities. Some travel, domestic and international, will be required, but not a "travel position". Basics: 4-9+ years of legal experience (with at least two full years at a law firm), including RE development, acquisition and leasing. JD and member in good standing of one US State Bar (WA not required). Demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations. Busy, high-variety role appreciates an enthusiastic candidate who enjoys working hard, being challenged and working in a fun, team-oriented environment. Responsibilities include structuring, drafting and negotiating agreements directly, managing outside counsel and counseling internal business clients.

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