Pamela S. DiCarlantonio Partner

Pam DiCarlantonio


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As a recruiter and career advisor, I bring passion, energy and enthusiasm to every interaction. I genuinely care about the people I serve and believe in the value I bring to the recruiting process—from sharing up-to-date market information with candidates to helping both sides navigate a nuanced process. By being accessible, responsive and thoughtful, I strive to demonstrate to my clients and candidates that they are extremely important to me and not merely a short-term transaction.

Pamela S. DiCarlantonio is a Partner in our Chicago Partner Practice Group, representing law firm partners considering a change and helping them determine which firms provide the best platform and strategic fit based on the factors that are most important to them. She is a professional career advisor who believes in developing long-term relationships with attorneys at every level, including those who look to her for assistance in navigating challenges in their current environment.

Pam spends time getting to know her candidates and drills down on exactly what they need to establish and maintain a vibrant practice. She then leverages her deep market knowledge and client relationships to facilitate a successful match and ensure that every candidate's valuable time is spent wisely.

Originally from Potomac, Md., Pam lives in Chicago with her two kids, Dominic and Isabella, and recently published a children's Christmas book (in collaboration with her daughter) called Where in the World is Jo-Jo? The Lost Christmas Elf.


A former litigator, Pam began her legal career with Bickel & Brewer, a commercial litigation boutique in Dallas, followed by four years as a litigation associate in Jenner & Block's Chicago office and nearly five years with the firm formerly known as Sugar, Friedberg & Felsenthal, also in Chicago. As an attorney, Pam gained significant trial experience in a wide range of complex commercial, bankruptcy and intellectual property litigation matters in state and federal court. One of her most rewarding experiences was obtaining an acquittal on behalf of a client accused of first degree murder after a week-long jury trial.


Pam has worked with many notable law firms across the United States, including:

  • Akerman
  • Barnes & Thornburg
  • Freeborn & Peters
  • Honigman Miller
  • Mayer Brown
  • Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • Neal Gerber & Eisenberg
  • Perkins Coie
  • Polsinelli
  • Reed Smith
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • Vedder Price


University of Illinois: J.D., cum laude

Excelled in Moot Court

Received various awards and honors for excellence in oral advocacy and legal writing

University of Maryland, College Park: B.S., Journalism, magna cum laude


Major, Lindsey & Africa Diversity Council

Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), Board Member

Illinois Legal Aid Online, Board Member

University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Association, Past President

Lawyers Club of Chicago

Professional Women's Club of Chicago

Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, a non-profit providing four-year high school scholarships and educational support to economically disadvantaged Chicago eighth grade students who demonstrate academic potential