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Extensive legal expertise, for now, is merely a starting point for legal executives working both in-house and at major law firms. Internal legal teams face a host of new risks thanks to changing business models, a global marketplace, more aggressive shareholder activism, and rising concern over cybersecurity and data privacy. A business’s general counsel must now be as nimble and innovative as the rest of its executive committee, moving the business forward while mitigating any threats.

Law firms face a different set of pressures, as firm economics are challenged by new legal service providers. They are also regularly confronted by client expectations, forcing them to redefine the value they add, their structures, and fee arrangements. Partners in law firms must be able to evolve and executive committees must have a higher level of strategic capability than ever before. This is why legal consultancy for executive positions has never been more important to businesses.

Egon Zehnder’s Approach to Legal Executive Search

Egon Zehnder’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals Practice works closely with both in-house legal functions and law firms to help them navigate these challenges. Our global network of over 525  consultants, working in 63 offices worldwide, collaborate with boards and CEOs. Together, they recruit general counsels with the necessary range of experiences and competencies to be impactful members of corporate leadership teams.

We also help build out legal functions and design succession and development plans, so the entire service can operate as a sustainable, cohesive unit. Because we have been hired directly from industry or law firms, our legal consultancy team knows how much is on the line and can partner with our clients to find the right solution to their legal executive search needs.

For law firms, our consultants work with partner committees, practice group leaders, and others to navigate the new requirements of leadership. We provide in-depth analysis of competence frameworks, team dynamics, assessment, and individualized coaching to maximize the efficacy of your legal executive team. At Egon Zehnder, we understand that in this fast-moving environment, change is the only constant. Our legal consultancy services can help you navigate this with ease.
 

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Legal Consultancy Services Consultants

Hugo Nanninga

Hugo Nanninga

London

Global Lead

Hugo Nanninga, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Professionals Practice. Read more

Andrea Kilpatrick

Andrea Kilpatrick

New York

US Lead

Andrea is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Media, Entertainment and Sports Practice where she leads the firm’s work with “creators”. Partnering with the… Read more

Avitai Gold

Avitai Gold

New York

Ty Gold leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Sports Practice. He believes in the enduring power of sports to connect and entertain diverse groups in the face… Read more

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Dede Orraca-Cecil

Boston

Dede Orraca-Cecil, based in Boston, is a member of Egon Zehnder’s Consumer Practice where serves clients in the Media, Entertainment, and lifestyle… Read more

Roger Aguirre

Roger Aguirre

Houston

Roger Aguirre is a member of the Energy and CleanTech group in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice. Based in Houston, he has deep expertise in oilfield… Read more

Benoît-Carl Coulombe

Benoît-Carl Coulombe

Montreal, Toronto

Benoît-Carl Coulombe, based in Montreal, plays key roles in Egon Zehnder’s Financial Officers and Financial Services practices while also working… Read more

Laura Rey

Laura Rey

Bogotá

Based in Bogotá, Laura Rey Pizano is active in Egon Zehnder’s Private Equity and Infrastructure practices as well as in the firm’s Legal… Read more

Fiona Packman

Fiona Packman

London

Based in London, Fiona Packman leads Egon Zehnder’s Professional Services Practice there. Read more

Charlie Beasley

Charlie Beasley

London

Based in London, Charlie Beasley is active in Egon Zehnder’s Consumer, Legal Regulatory & Compliance Professionals… Read more

Jerome Hamon

Jerome Hamon

Paris

Jerome Hamon, based in Paris, advises corporations and private equity firms on leadership, recruitment, and talent development. Jerome leads our… Read more

Annekee Hulshoff Pol

Annekee Hulshoff Pol

Amsterdam

Annekee Hulshoff Pol, based in Amsterdam, works closely with clients on executive and board search, management appraisal and leadership consulting… Read more

Marike Kuin

Marike Kuin

Amsterdam

Marike Kuin is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial, Private Equity, and Human Resources practices and leads the Legal Practice Group in the… Read more

Joost Maes

Joost Maes

Brussels

Joost Maes, based in Brussels, founded and lead until recently Egon Zehnder’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Practice. Joost has held various… Read more

Anouk Resseler

Anouk Resseler

Brussels

Based in Brussels, Anouk is active across several industries and functions. She is a core member of Egon Zehnder’s Legal, Regulatory & Compliance… Read more

Marta Kowalska-Marrodán

Marta Kowalska-Marrodán

Hamburg

Marta Kowalska-Marrodán, based in Hamburg, works with top leadership teams in Germany and Central and Eastern Europe. She advises entrepreneurs… Read more

Lea Bolz

Lea Bolz

Frankfurt

Based in Frankfurt, Lea Bolz is active in Egon Zehnder’s Industrial Practice while focusing on automotive, machinery, and high tech. In particular… Read more


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