Forward-thinking executives, who understand the legal market as specialized legal recruiters and former practicing attorneys, lead the ESQ Recruiting legal recruiting team. ESQ Recruiting does not only recruit across the country through local offices and an extensive team of legal recruiters, but also through strategic partnerships with local and international legal recruiting firms for a truly global reach.

Finding top legal talent, quickly and efficiently, is what we are known for. Leaving no stone unturned, our legal recruiters focus exclusively on identifying, qualifying, and placing in-house counsels. We know the marketplace and its players well, and we have access to candidates and recruiting insight that other legal recruiting firms can’t match. As in-house legal recruiting specialist we know how to address your needs, and we deliver candidates that offer the type outstanding skills, experiences, and talent that are key to the success of any organization.

ESQ Recruiting Team

Our Team - Vanessa Vidal

Vanessa Vidal
President & Managing Director

Vanessa Vidal focuses exclusively on executing retained searches for the placement of in-house counsels. She works very closely with…

Our Team - Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson
Managing Director

Karen Anderson is the Managing Partner of ESQ Recruiting’s New York office and consistently one of the firm’s most successful recruiters…

Our Team - Leslie White

Leslie White
Managing Director

Leslie White heads our Los Angeles office, bringing 15 years of experience leading legal searches across the country for companies…

We are a dedicated world-class team of legal recruiting professionals who take pride in placing the best lawyers in the best organizations.  Our legal recruiters are graduates of top law schools with years of experience as practicing attorneys and deep roots in the legal community. They are well respected in our legal marketplace, and are considered authorities in their specialty, often quoted in the local and national press, and published in prominent legal publications across the country.

Our legal recruiters are experienced in developing recruiting strategies that meet with your specific hiring goals and requirements, and we provide employers with information and resources to gain a competitive advantage in recruiting legal talent that is best suited to their specific organization. At ESQ Recruiting we are in the business of enhancing your in-house legal capabilities, rather than simply making placements.

As a legal recruiting firm specialized in in-house legal recruiting, we place all of our resources and efforts into one objective: to place exceptional attorneys in the best organizations across the U.S. and around the world. As a result, our in-house specialization and the depth of our involvement in the recruiting process allow us to identify outstanding legal candidates from merely good ones. Organizations around the world trust ESQ Recruiting to manage their legal talent – a responsibility we are proud to meet every day with passion, expertise, integrity and results.