Heather Fine, a Managing Director in our Chicago In-House Practice Group, specializes in placing attorneys in corporate legal departments in a variety of industries.
Heather enjoys running and loves to travel whenever she has the chance. She also is a mentor and board member at Legal Prep Charter Academy, a legal-themed charter high school, which serves students and families in at-risk communities in Chicago.
Heather handles in-house searches ranging from corporate counsel positions to general counsel roles in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, higher education, consumer products, telecommunications, retail, technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, professional services and financial services. Utilizing a combination of her people orientation and strong interpersonal skills, she works closely with her clients and candidates to ensure the best outcome. Over the last several years, Heather has handled searches for public and private companies of all sizes (including several Fortune 500 companies). Heather's extensive recruiting experience allows her to excel at matching her clients with the right candidates.
Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, Heather worked for several years at the Children's Law Center in Washington, D.C., first as a staff attorney and then as a supervising attorney, representing abused and neglected children in the foster care system. She also served as counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs' Special Investigation into Hurricane Katrina. Heather began her legal career in a boutique firm in Bethesda, Md.
Prior to entering law school, she worked on Capitol Hill in for a United States Senator.
Some of Heather's recent placements include:
- Enterprise Holdings – General Counsel
- IDEX Corporation – General Counsel
- Schnitzer Steel Industries – General Counsel
- Iowa State University – General Counsel
- The Joint Commission – General Counsel
- Ecolab – Chief IP Counsel
- Opportunity International – General Counsel
- ConAgra Foods – Chief Labor & Employment Counsel
- University of Michigan – Deputy General Counsel
Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law: J.D., with honors
Colby College: B.A.
Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Illinois
Legal Prep Charter Academy, Board Member