Experienced Lawyers

Considering a move from another firm, public service or a corporate environment? Looking for the perfect fit and a smooth transition? So are we. That’s why we work hard to sustain a culture where every team member can connect and thrive.


McDermott is one of the most popular destinations for elite lawyers, particularly those who’ve held key leadership positions in high-profile, well-respected firms. That’s because our partners share a passion for propelling clients’ success. This commitment, coupled with a recognition that challenging work and personal satisfaction matter, helps us foster a vibrant, collegial culture where excellence and happiness go hand-in-hand.

And because one of our core values is to stand by each other and support each other every day, you find the integration process smooth—and even enjoyable—for you and your clients.

Search Firm or Recruiting Agency?

If you’d like to present a partner or counsel candidate, please send the submission to Haley Lelah, Director of Partner Recruiting and Alisha Bhambhani, Partner Recruiting Specialist, for consideration.


From day one, you will handle substantive, meaningful work. You’ll be actively involved in client teams, engaged in pitches, advising executives, developing strategies, deposing witnesses, preparing experts for testimony and more. We provide fully integrated training, personal mentoring and transparent evaluation to ensure you’re on a path toward success.

In addition, you’ll benefit from discipline-specific career development and the professional support you need to live a life you love inside the office and out.

Lateral Associates Recruiting Contacts

Erika Gardiner

Director of Associate Recruiting
General Inquiries


Amy Gillmore

Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager
Health, Tax, Private Client and Regulatory (Antitrust, Privacy & Cybersecurity, International Trade) Practice Groups – All U.S. Offices


Amanda Ryan

Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager
Litigation, Intellectual Property and Employment Practice Groups – All U.S. Offices


Renee Richford

Lateral Associate Recruiting Manager
Transactions Practice Groups – All U.S. Offices