Nancy W. Newkirk Managing Director

Nancy Newkirk

I help lawyers make the right career move, based on my knowledge of the legal landscape, including the reputations of law firms and the available opportunities for lawyers, and my skills at coaching and presenting candidates in the best light. My 12 years of successful recruiting has enabled many firms and lawyers to grow their practices successfully. I am results driven; I care deeply about helping my clients; and I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Nancy Newkirk, a Managing Director in our Washington, D.C., office, successfully places senior government lawyers, partners and groups in new firms. She has also helped law firms find new talent in their search to expand their practices and increase revenue. Nancy knows the law firm business first-hand having been a law firm partner. She also worked as an attorney in the federal government and for a trade association. Each of these experiences has given Nancy a broad background in the legal community and a thorough understanding of the law business.

Nancy and her husband, who is also an attorney, live in Bethesda, Md. They are sports enthusiasts and take every opportunity to ski in the winter and sail in the summer.

Experience

Nancy's success is best exemplified by the fact that most of her clients come to her by referral. This is because Nancy takes an interest in her individual clients and their lives. She often develops friendships with clients that last long after they are placed. She takes the time to help candidates understand what type of firm would be the best match and how best to present themselves. This requires an in-depth understanding of the cultures of various firms and how they operate their businesses. Nancy can help you find the right fit.

Law firms seek Nancy's advice and counsel to help them grow their businesses. She has worked with many large and small firms in their efforts to find and recruit the top lateral talent. She has placed attorneys at firms in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York. Previously, she was a partner at the national law firm, Perkins Coie, and practiced at Andrews Kurth and Patton Boggs. She was a Director of a leading trade association, Vice President & General Counsel of a national environmental non-profit, in-house counsel for an energy company, and an attorney in the federal government. Nancy practiced environmental, energy and natural resources law. Nancy has served as a member of a number of boards of directors of professional associations. She also held leadership positions in the American Bar Association, the D.C. Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of D.C. Nancy is a member of the Smithsonian Women's Committee, which does fundraising for the Smithsonian.

Education

New York University School of Law: J.D.

Finch College: B.A., with honors

Associations

District of Columbia Bar

New York State Bar

American Bar Association

Women’s Bar Association of D.C.

The Smithsonian, Smithsonian Women’s Committee

Kenwood Country Club, former Member of Board of Governors

Annapolis Yacht Club