Tamara is a highly qualified legal recruiter with over 20 years of experience. She has successfully placed associates, counsel, partners and groups at corporations and firms of all sizes. Tamara specializes in the Chicago market, but has also placed attorneys nationally. Her decades of recruiting experience, coupled with her years of experience as a commercial litigator at international law firms (Jenner & Block, Arnold & Porter, McDermott, Will & Emery, and Holland & Knight) give her a unique insight into the ways one can advance his/her legal career — and what will make an attorney happier.
Tamara knows the legal market inside and out. She focuses on not only finding the best attorney for the specific job, but also on aligning candidates who have the same long-term goals as the client. Because of this attention to detail, the vast majority of attorneys she moves stay at their new homes for the remainder of their career. Tamara also maintains an active pipeline of active and passive candidates, and can usually fill a job order quickly. She prides herself on being trusted by both clients and candidates – they appreciate her frank, honest candor. Clients regularly call on her to fill specific, immediate needs.
Tamara lives on the North Shore with her two children — a teenager and a pre-teen who thinks she’s a teenager — and their dog and cat. Tamara graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in musical theater, and from the University of Michigan Law School, cum laude. She grows orchids indoors and peonies outdoors, does the NY Times crossword puzzle religiously, is training for her black belt in Taekwondo, and is pretty darned funny.