We just completed a Senior Counsel search for a terrific client. Congratulations to Jennifer Hua, the winning candidate.
For almost 20 years, searches like these, from Counsel level to Deputy General Counsel level, have served as the “bread and butter” of our practice. We have recruited the right in-house counsel for companies throughout the Midwest and from coast to coast.
However, we all know that more and more staff level openings of this kind are being handled directly by your HR teams without engaging a search firm. That is why order-growth is coming increasingly from our Adjunct Counsel service line. We always adapt to what our clients want from us. Our current line-up of Adjunct Counsel is exceptional. Contact us to see resumes. More
Please note that this year’s Inhouse Innovates series in Chicago (also and formerly known as the Inside Counsel “Superconference”), previously scheduled for May, is locked down now for Nov. 15 – 16. There was a change in ownership and the conference is now run by American Lawyer Media. The move to November has given ALM time to put its unique stamp on the conference and I’m excited to experience their approach.
I am pleased to be one of the panel moderators, and I hope you mark your calendar for the event. If you previously received a Complimentary Conference Pass from Evers Legal for May, you are automatically registered for November and will receive notice of this (ping me if you don’t). If you are not registered and wish to attend, let me know. Depending on eligibility requirements, I may be able to assist with a conference pass or at least a discount. Mike
Our bi-monthly eNews features a Counsel Q&A profile – these have been very well received. General Counsel and other senior level in-house participants have enjoyed the feedback from friends and colleagues. The process is fun and painless, handled by expert journalist Cate Flahardy. It is also a positive way to raise one’s online profile. Thus far, I have extended invites to participate privately and individually. We have a couple of openings left in 2016, and I would like to widen the proverbial net. I welcome recommendations. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 312-225-1144 to recommend a colleague (or yourself) for a Counsel Q&A. We do reserve the right to accept or decline recommendations. Let me hear from you! Best regards, Mike Evers
Susan Sneider literally wrote the book on networking. It’s called A Lawyer’s Guide to Networking. The ABA recently published her updated Second Edition and we are pleased to have Susan as our guest Your Career columnist in this issue of eNews. Susan is my personal career coach, and I recommend her highly.
Networking gets a bad rap. In LawWorld, we often think of it as awkward cocktail party business card exchanges when someone is hunting for business or looking, often desperately, for a new job.
As Susan and the GCs quoted in her column articulate, networking done well is really a daily way of life. It’s about building and maintaining relationships in an unselfish manner focused on helping others. More
In addition to traditional direct hire recruiting throughout the country, we also offer adjunct counsel on our payroll (in the Chicago area only). Our work in this area is specific to the on-site flexible staffing needs of in-house law departments. Our adjunct counsel help during hiring freeze periods (such as when a company is being acquired), staff absences (such as parental leave periods), and on longer term projects typically lasting at least 60 days. We do not handle high volume, low paid document review matters.
If you have commercial contracts experience, live in the Chicago area, and preferably come with prior experience as in-house counsel, please call 312-225-1144 or email your resume to email@example.com to be considered for adjunct counsel assignments. Thank you.
Update: Position successfully filled.
Evers Legal has been retained by Re:Sources USA (which supports Starcom Media and several other entities under the Publicis Groupe umbrella) to fill a Counsel position. Located in the Loop within the Leo Burnett building, this position offers a vibrant, casual ad agency work environment. Interesting and evolving subject matter includes Programmatic Advertising. Lots of client contact. The work itself is primarily commercial contracts in support of daily ad agency operations. 3+ years of experience sought. Ideally, you have contracts experience that has touched on software/IT/e-commerce. Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-225-1144 for details. Resumes sent directly or via another search firm will be routed to us.
Our friends at InsideCounsel are offering a special discount code for readers of Evers eNews and this blog. The sessions this year are better than ever. Here are the details:
The 16th Annual Superconference — www.inhouseinnovates.com/superconference – presented by InsideCounsel, is right around the corner. No longer just providing legal counsel, in-house attorneys have become strategic business partners within their companies. They not only need to be influential in the boardroom, but must demonstrate the ability to make strategic decisions on both commercial and legal analysis. At the can’t miss event, you will:
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Friends of our firm are likely familiar with the annual Inside Counsel “Superconference.” American Lawyer Media has acquired the conference rights and is growing it to four regional conferences re-titled, “In-house Innovates.” I am pleased to bridge this transition and return as a moderator. On May 10, I will moderate the panel, “GC & CFO: Managing Corporate Risk as Partners.” Details to come. I encourage you to visit the conference site and consider attending: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/156979/agenda/
With leadership from Cate Flahardy Communications, we ran our first Career Satisfaction Survey over the past few months. My thanks to Cate, who also edits our eNews and handles our Counsel Q&A. Many thanks also to Anthony Paonita, my editor at InsideCounsel. Anthony kindly published links from my career advice column at InsideCounsel to the survey, which enhanced participation.
And a big thank you to the 223 readers of eNews and Inside Counsel who completed the survey. The response was robust with a nice broad range of experience levels.
In a preliminary question, we asked how long each respondent has been with his or her current employer. Options were: 0 to 2 years; 2 to 5 years; 6 to 10 years; or more than 10 years. There were more responses of 2 to 5 years than any other option, and a whopping 55% of respondents are less than six years with their current company. There is increasingly high turnover and this should be troubling to general counsel. It means companies are losing people just as they are hitting their stride. More