Carol Morganstern Managing Director

Carol Morganstern - Legal Recruitment Services San Francisco & Palo Alto


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I absolutely love this job. I get the opportunity to help my candidates maximize their career potential, while simultaneously helping my clients strategically grow. I take care to ensure that each and every candidate, and each of my clients, gets the best possible outcome for their unique needs. I get immense personal satisfaction from watching my candidates thrive at the right firm after a placement.

Carol Morganstern is an award-winning member of our Partner Practice Group, working in both our San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. Carol works exclusively with top-level candidates to help them identify the right law firm that will allow them to expand their practices, maximize benefits for their clients, and reach their full career potential. She is constantly in the market speaking with law firms to understand each firm's unique value proposition offered to lateral candidates and identify the right talent for those clients.

In addition to working with law firm partners, Carol works closely with high-level candidates moving out of government agencies, including the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Securities Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission, successfully placing these candidates into law firms in the Bay Area.

Carol lives in San Francisco's Marina District with her husband Thomas, and son Carter. When she is not working, you can often find her strolling the streets of San Francisco with her family, back and forth to the park, and enjoying the great restaurants the city has to offer. On weekends, Carol and her family escape to Carmel Valley whenever life permits.

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Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, Carol was an employment attorney with a number of Bay Area law firms, including Jackson Lewis LLP.


Carol has placed partners in a wide range of law firms, including some of the largest firms in the world as well as small boutiques.

Speaking Engagements

Ninth Annual San Francisco/Silicon Valley Legal Market 2017, December 7, 2016

WILEF Fall Event - Mastering Negotiating: Negotiating for Yourself, November 9, 2016

Laws of Attraction, Panel Discussion hosted by Venable and Osborne Clark, July 2015


Washington University School of Law: J.D.

University of California, Santa Barbara: B.A., Communications


Women In Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF): Co-Chair, Northern California, August 2016–Present

Women In Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), Board of Directors Northern California, May 2015–Present

Legal Services for Children, Committee Member for Annual Fundraising Event, 2012 – Present

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, Auction Committee for Annual Gala, 2015

San Francisco Bar Association Barristers Club, Judge's Reception Committee, Member, 2012 – 2013

San Francisco Symphony, Symphonix Young Professional Organization, Board of Directors, 2009–2013

Bay Area Red Cross, Gala Committee Member for Annual Red Cross Gala, 2012 – 2013