2021 Board of Directors Ballot

It is time to elect the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC®) Board of Directors. These nominees will be elected for a three-year term (2021-2024) to the Board of Directors.

A brief biography of each candidate is reflected below. The new Board of Directors will be announced at the Business Meeting on Friday, April 9th at 11:30am Eastern Time during the NALSC® 2021 Annual Conference that will be held virtually.

In addition, an “Office Hours” Zoom session scheduled for February 11th at 1pm ET will feature an opportunity for those running for a Board seat to reiterate their interest and answer any questions members may have.

Each Regular Member, as a firm or individual, may cast only one ballot. There are eight open seats. You may vote for as few as 1 or as many as 8 of the following candidates:

2021 Board of Directors Ballot

Completed ballots must be received by no later than Friday, February 26th, 2021.

– BIOS –

Cheryl Brown is Managing Director of Wegman Partners (Washington, DC and Houston, TX). Cheryl is a lawyer and veteran legal recruiter with more than 10 years of experience assisting law firms and corporations identify talented attorneys for their hiring needs. She has extensive experience counseling and placing partners, associates, groups, and general counsels in roles at top international law firms, prestigious boutiques, Fortune 500 corporations, regional law firms, and privately held companies. She has worked with attorneys across a diverse spectrum of practice areas and legal markets, including Texas, Washington, DC, Maryland, Colorado, Chicago, California, New York, and Europe.

A Baltimore native, Cheryl received her B.S. in Mass Communications from Towson University and earned her J.D. from the John Marshall Law School. After law school, she focused her practice on labor and employment law matters with a small firm in Atlanta. She subsequently relocated to Houston, serving as Vice President of Operations with a national labor and employment consulting firm. Cheryl then realized that legal recruiting was the perfect fit based on her background in employment law. She worked in the Houston office of a national recruiting firm prior to joining Wegman Partners. Cheryl enjoys partnering with law firm clients, particularly on challenging searches, as well as helping candidates identify opportunities for career advancement.

Cheryl is active in the community. She volunteers to provide career counseling to battered women, conducts trainings, facilitates workshops, speaks at seminars and conferences, and regularly engages in inventive ways to provide help to the homeless. Cheryl is a wine enthusiast, who enjoys cooking and entertaining. She is currently in the process of writing a cookbook with her mom. In her free time, you might find her jogging, reading, traveling, and flying with friends in private aviation.

Marko Evans is a Florida Native and moved to South Florida from Orlando after attending UCF. In 2002, he founded Now Hiring You, an executive search firm specializing in Legal and Financial Recruiting. His firm has shown consistent growth inside of these practice areas and continues to expand. His Company, Now Hiring You has been recognized as “Best Small Business” by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, Top 25 Executive Recruiting Firms in 2019 by the South Florida Business Journal, and Top 3 Best Legal Recruiting Firm by the Daily Business Review and many more accolades over the years.

He believes that part of their formula to success is a strong commitment to community presence and social marketing. He has been involved with the Arc Broward and Chairs their Business Advisory Counsel, 211Broward as Ambassador, Sponsor Andy’s Pasta Dinner, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation as former Board Member, previous Mount Sinai Founder, Nat King Cole Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis, The Broward Humane Society, The Museum of Contemporary Art, and other charities. Marko is the BNI Chapter President for one of the only TITANIUM Chapters in Florida. You can read more about this accomplishment http://bnimiami.com/fl-miami-&-dade-bni-biscayne-connection/en-US/index.

Although relatively new to NALSC, Marko’s experience has been very positive. To collaborate in a trusted circle with like-minded professionals and share ideas while discussing strategy is a great benefit. This organization represents the best individuals in the industry, learn from the ones that have succeeded in legal recruiting all inside a confidential environment while growing your business!

Mary Clare Garber is a Founder and Principal of Princeton Legal Search Group, a long-time NALSC member, leading high-level searches (including General Counsel) for in house clients in life sciences, banking, non-profit, and higher education markets. She spearheads her company’s growth through strategic initiatives creating and executing a comprehensive marketing program that leverages new technologies and social media. Additionally, Mary Clare currently serves on the Board of Directors for Executive Women of New Jersey (previously as an officer), chaired its Scholarship Committee, and led a newly created Policy Committee. She has received several recognitions including EWNJ’s Salute to the Policy Makers 2018, which honors contributions of high-achieving women leaders, NJBiz Best 50 Women in Business 2014 and was asked to be a judge for NJBiz Best 50 Women in Business 2016. She also is an active member of the National Association. of Corporate Directors’ Program Committee.

Mary Clare is an active member of NALSC, attending many annual conferences as well as the symposium in New York every year. Recent contributions to NALSC include authoring an article for the newsletter, Can NALSC Members Help Improve Race Relations in the Legal Profession? She helped secure speakers for the symposiums, national conferences, and virtual programs and facilitated round table discussions. Additionally, Mary Clare values her long-standing relationships with NALSC members and enjoys engaging with members during and after NALSC conferences. She values NALSC’s commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in the legal search profession, raising the image of both the organization and the profession, and providing education on best practices and trends in the marketplace. While not at NALSC conferences, Mary Clare can be found in museums, theaters, or open water swimming in the Atlantic or Pacific oceans.

When Ken Young and I formed Young Mayden in 2008, I had practiced law for the preceding 30 years, in large firms in Atlanta, New York and most recently in Nashville at Bass, Berry & Sims as a corporate partner. My reincarnation as a recruiter was eased by relationships built, personal platforms established and an ongoing flow of information gained through active participation in various law-related organizations. My activity in the ABA is illustrative. Starting in the Young Lawyers Division, where I was elected Chair, I continued in such ABA venues as the Business Law Section, where I was also elected Chair, two terms on the ABA Board of Governors and a member of its Executive Committee, a 30+ year member of the ABA House of Delegates and a host of other activities, including being a charter member of the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession as well as the Commission on Minorities in the Profession. This activity contributed to requests to share insights on topics of professional concern through presentations and articles which in turn contributed to the receipt of various recognitions, such the ABA Business Law’s Glass Cutter Award, (“awarded annually to a woman who has cut through barriers to attain high accomplishment in business law”), inclusion in compilations such as the 2021 ALM Women Leaders in The Law, various Who’s Who listings including its Alfred Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and inclusion in the ABA’s Women Trailblazers in the Law, a compilation of oral histories of women who “have made important contributions to the law and to women in the profession,” housed at the Library of Congress. After leaving law practice to become a recruiter, I continued those active memberships in order to maintain and create new relationships and to remain at the forefront of the legal profession knowledge curve. My shift to recruiting provided another source of valuable information about the profession, with my niche “subspecialty” in placements for law-related organizations. This past fall, I assisted with the placement of the General Counsel of the ABA as well as the Executive Director of the State Bar of Georgia. Other successful searches include those for the Executive Directors of the State Bars of Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and New York, and the World Justice Project, the ABA, and the National Conference of Bar Examiners. This involvement with various organizations of lawyers provides another ongoing lens into the profession.

Given the value gained from participation in the ABA, the decision to be an active member of NALSC was an easy one. I have missed few NALSC gatherings, and have been asked to present at a few and co-authored articles for the NALSC Newsletter. If elected to the Board, I hope to share the insights I continue to receive with my ear to the legal profession ground. And I trust that NALSC will continue to be my source of knowledge and relationships in my professional field – legal recruiting.

Patrick Moya is the President of Quaero Group and he currently serves on the Executive Committee, as Vice President of Membership for NALSC. Since becoming the VP of Membership for NALSC in June 2020, Patrick has been working on bringing in strong, reputable search firms and sponsors; creating more camaraderie and interaction between its member organizations; and helping to promote NALSC’s members and sponsors across our industry.

He exclusively recruits attorneys nationwide in select geographic markets, focusing on Partners & Groups for law firms. He began his career with a retained executive search firm directly out of college and began recruiting attorneys in 2008. After his time with a boutique attorney search firm that had been recruiting attorneys since 1975 and decided to close its doors, Patrick left with his colleague, founded Quaero Group in 2011, and assumed the role as the company’s President.

Patrick would like to continue to bring his experience of serving on other Board of Directors in the recruiting industry, which includes being: President (2014-2017) and current Vice President of Rocky Mountain Association of Recruiters (non-profit recruiting organization in Colorado); Board of Directors of National Association of Personnel Services (national permanent placement and staffing organization); and Vice President of Denver Active 20-30 Children’s Foundation (charitable nonprofit that raises over $1.0MM annually for disadvantaged children). Since joining NALSC in 2013, Patrick has attended the annual conferences and NYC conferences, where he has hosted roundtables and has been asked to speak on a panel. He would be honored to continue to give back to an industry and organization that has given him so much by serving on the NALSC Board of Directors.

Jane has been on the Board of NALSC for the past three years, serving first as Corporate Secretary and currently as Treasurer. She has twenty years of recruiting experience, primarily placing lawyers with in-house legal departments and with boutique law firms throughout Texas. Prior to founding Texas-based Momentum Search Partners, Jane was an associate with Thompson & Knight, an AmLaw 200 firm based in Dallas, focusing on commercial and oil and gas litigation. Before attending law school, she was a CPA, working for Price Waterhouse as a tax accountant.

She earned her JD with honors from the University of Texas, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review. After law school, she obtained her undergraduate degree with high honors in Accounting from the University of Arkansas. She spends her free time cycling and playing racket sports, and thoroughly enjoys serving on the NALSC Board!

Arthur Polott is the Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. area search firm of Gateway Legal Placements. Before founding GLP in 2007, Arthur distinguished himself at a leading nation-wide legal staffing and placement company and prior to that was a commercial litigator in Houston, Texas.

Arthur has been a member of NALSC since 2007 and was elected to the NALSC Board in 2018. He attends annual and mid-year conferences; he served on a panel discussing recruiter splits at the 2015 annual conference and moderated a panel regarding “Before the Offer” at the 2019 mid-year conference. Arthur embraces collaboration with his NALSC colleagues and brings integrity and fair dealing to every interaction.

Arthur was born in Moscow, Russia and speaks fluent Russian. He attended the University of Texas (1992) and Case Western Reserve University School of Law (1996) where he was the President of the Student Bar Association. Arthur served as Board Chair at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington and in many other roles in his 10+ years of service for the not for profit. He also served on the Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League and on the Executive Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

Arthur is passionate about helping legal professionals navigate their career aspirations and helping clients assess and recruit talent.

Kathryn Holt Richardson is an expert in lateral partner recruiting and supports top-performing partners throughout their careers. She has placed in-house attorneys at every level including General Counsel and she partners with select associates to maximize their happiness and success. Kathy believes that everyone deserves to love their job and she has spent her entire adult life facilitating rewarding career connections. Her dream job is supporting others as they pursue their dream job.

Kathy founded HR Legal Search in 2006. She values both her candidates and her clients, listens to their unique needs and strives to strike the perfect match. HR Legal Search has been named by Texas Lawyer as Texas’ Best Legal Recruiting Firm since 2011. Kathy is in this business for the long haul and she prides herself on the long term success and happiness of her placements. Kathy’s depth of experience comes from years of recruiting leadership. Kathy spent six years in charge of the Career Services Office at UT Law School where as the Assistant Dean for Career Services, she guided thousands of law students in their nascent careers. She connected with hundreds of legal employers and gained a deep understanding of what law firms are seeking when they add talent to their team. She maintains those strong relationships to this day. In 2004, she co-founded the Austin office of Major, Lindsey & Africa where, as a top producer, she was tapped to lead the associate practice group in Texas. She has successfully placed hundreds of lawyers throughout her career. Kathy is a thought leader in the legal recruiting space and is frequently invited to speak on myriad topics in the legal industry including lateral partner recruiting, in-house compensation trends, branding and business development, negotiation tips to maximize compensation, diversity recruiting and lawyer wellness.

Kathy earned her B.A. in International Affairs from The American University in Washington, D.C. While at American, Kathy worked full time for the Career Center. Kathy earned her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in 1995. Kathy enjoys time with her sons, hiking, yoga, multiple book clubs, the East Austin art scene, and off the beaten path international travel. She has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro twice and will continue until she reaches Uhuru Peak.

Mitch Satalof, CEO of Juris Placements (JPI) spent over 20 years in the music industry before transitioning to recruiting when the emergence of MP3 signaled the end of brick-and-mortar sales. After a short time recruiting in Telecom and concerned with that industry’s stability, he decided to build his own search firm recruiting and placing attorneys. Just a few years recruiting in all practice areas convinced him to tap into his background in negotiating agreements in the music business, likely the fulcrum for his attraction to the world of Intellectual Property, where he spends most of his time. While JPI places people in all practice areas, more than half of Mitch’s time centers on all aspects of IP – placing groups, partners and counsel as well as associates. Although Mitch lives and maintains an office in the Philadelphia suburbs, his geographic focus day-to-day is in the Amtrak corridor, but unlimited when needed. Mitch takes an active role in making incoming and outgoing split fee deals with other NALSC members, and while he works primarily with law firms from the Top 200 to small developing boutiques, he delights in helping to fill in-house IP positions brought to him via other NALSC members.

Since 2015, Mitch has served on the NALSC Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for the past 3 years. After re-tooling and guiding NALSC’s Membership program as Vice President for a number of years, he spent this past year advocating for NALSC as Vice President of Long-Range Planning – no small task in the world of COVID-19. He takes great pride in the growth of the organization where he also chairs the Nominations Committee. When he is not recruiting, Mitch spends his time on family and playing and organizing tennis matches. Prior to taking a larger role at NALSC, Mitch served as Membership Chair at the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia as well as on their Board of Governors. He attempts to play tennis three to four times per week year-round. In the past, he took an active role as Co-Chair of Ace for a Cure, a fundraising event benefiting the JDRF, a non-profit dedicated to turning Type one Diabetes into Type none.

For a more in depth look at Mitch, the following interview ran on Law Crossing in 2013 (https://www.lawcrossing.com/article/900007155/Juris-Placements-Inc/) or you can garner more bio info in the Member Spotlight feature in the NALSC Fall 2015 Newsletter (https://www.nalsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NALSCNewsletterFall2015.pdf).

Email: mitch@jurisplacements.com; Telephone: 610-653-2840 (m) / 610-825-7751 (w)

Liz Stone is the founder of Stone Legal Search. She conducts searches on behalf of AmLaw 100 and boutique law firms, and private and public companies. She works with attorneys in all practices, including intellectual property, litigation, corporate, commercial, employment, real estate, and other areas of expertise. Liz is a former practicing attorney who worked as a litigation associate at multiple AmLaw 100 law firms.

Liz has been a member of NALSC since she began recruiting in 2013. She has attended Annual Conferences as well as the Fall Symposium. As a solo practitioner, the NALSC programming and personal connections have been invaluable and she would like to contribute to NALSC. She speaks regularly for legal organizations and career panels and served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the ABA Legal Career Central. In her free time Liz performs standup comedy and is a regular at the SF Punch Line, Cobbs Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, Laughs Unlimited and Rooster T. Feathers.

I’ve been a member of NALSC for the past decade, and a recruiter for over 20 years. I’m based in California, with a focus on recruiting partners whose clients are in high technology, life sciences, and similar industries. While I haven’t made use of most NALSC services, I have attended many annual conferences. These events have shown me the core benefits of NALSC, and why it is important for legal recruiters to be part of the organization. There is a sense of community and common purpose that runs through the membership when we gather for this event each year. This is true even though we are competitors, and some of us are quite aggressive in competing with each other. When we assemble and metaphorically “lay down our swords” for a few days, we take the opportunity to share our experiences over the past year, provide advice, and give encouragement to one another. I think this best illustrates the spirit of NALSC, and why it has been so successful over the years. Many people have put forth their time and effort to build the organization and keep it on the right track, particularly Stephanie and Joe Ankus. They made me feel welcome from the moment I became a member.

NALSC, in my opinion, should stay focused on our tradition of challenging each other to excellence and honesty in our work with clients and candidates. I have personally improved the quality of my service to clients because of my involvement in the annual conferences, and through the relationships I’ve developed with members I’ve met at the conferences. This type of positive impact is multiplied across the recruiters and the clients who attend the conferences, so that NALSC has a considerable influence on the health of the legal community we serve. As our membership grows, and as the world changes in ways that impact our industry, it will remain important to encourage each other and our clients to do our work honestly and effectively. If elected to the NALSC Board of Directors, I would use my knowledge and experience to support our commitment to promoting high ethical standards and recruiting practices that lead to excellent results for clients and candidates.

Ross Weil has joined forces with law firms in New York for over a decade and has successfully placed more than one hundred partner-level attorneys. His focus is across all practice areas, working targeted and strategic searches. His recruiting success is defined by how well he understands and can articulate his clients’ growth strategies. This endeavor has taken years to develop, but has provided him unparalleled access to top-notch opportunities and information, and has allowed him to make consistent mutual matches over and over again. As a result, Ross is extremely proud of the positive impact his placements have on elevating both his clients and his candidates.

He has authored several articles published by the National Law Journal and Law.com on the legal industry, and he frequently blogs about his experiences in the legal marketplace. Ross is a graduate of American University and started his career as a CPA before entering legal search. He previously worked at American Express and Deloitte. He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey with his wife and two sons, and in his spare time enjoys perfecting his skills on the grill (even in the winter!) as well as running, biking, and yoga.

Specific to NALSC Ross says: “2021 marks 10 years from when I became a member of NALSC. Since then, I’ve enjoyed attending the conferences and symposiums, as well as participating in several panel discussions, in both speaking and moderating capacities. I’ve especially valued the tremendous support and comradery that has come from attending the events, and getting to better know our colleagues and peers in the industry. I believe that the NALSC community has helped me to become a better version of myself, as a recruiter, and as a business owner. I would love the opportunity to give back to the organization, and our members. I believe I can help increase the awareness of our value, both internally to our members, as well as externally to our clients. Lastly, I would like to assist NALSC at getting members preferential treatment in the industry, over the recruiting companies that choose not to subscribe to our values and ethics.”