Area of Expertise
Laura specializes in both In-House and Private Practice and recruits at all levels within In-House and at associate, counsel, and partner level within Private Practice.
In-House Banking and Finance markets, placing lawyers into Investment Banks, Asset Managers, Hedge Funds and Regulatory bodies including the FSA
North America, with focus on the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions. Laura has an extensive network and track record throughout Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, all major cities in Ohio and Iowa, among others.
• J.D. (with honors) Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2001 (Executive Editor, Loyola Law Journal)
• A.M. (M.S.W.), University of Chicago, 1998
• B.A., (cum laude) University of New Hampshire, 1995
Laura joined Laurence Simons in 2012 and is the foundation of the Chicago operation. Laura's extensive professional network through the Midwest and depth of market expertise is a perfect example of how Laurence Simons is able to maintain a global reach with local knowledge. Before joining Laurence Simons, Laura was the Managing Director of a legal recruitment firm in Chicago with national reach. With five years of experience as a commercial litigator at two well-known Chicago-based law firms, Laura uses the insight and experience she gained while working in the law firm setting to help attorneys find fulfilling long-term positions.
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