Bridget McCarthy is a seasoned legal recruiter and a trusted advisor to law firm and in-house clients throughout the United States and in London. Bridget specializes in law firm partner placement and sophisticated senior-level in-house counsel searches. She has particular expertise in law firm combinations and office openings. She has placed partners, General Counsels and other senior attorneys across a wide range of industry sectors, including IT, online services, software/hardware technologies, biotechnology, health care, retail and financial services. Bridget’s clientele extends from her long-time home in California to her hometown of Chicago and all the way to the U.K., where she previously lived and worked.
Prior to becoming a legal recruiter, Bridget practiced law for 14 years at major firms in San Francisco and London, including Brown & Wood (now Sidley Austin), McKenna & Co. (now CMS Cameron McKenna), and Crosby Heafey Roach & May (now Reed Smith). She understands the challenges that law firm partners face and can offer them a uniquely valuable perspective and new opportunities that will improve their practices and advance their careers. Bridget enjoys a steady stream of personal referrals, a testament to her market knowledge, integrity, and genuine enthusiasm for helping attorneys make positive changes in their professional lives.
Bridget graduated from DePaul University College of Law, where she was a member of the DePaul Law Review. She earned her LLM from the London School of Economics and has studied at the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese.