Rahul Rao Director

Rahul Rao

Although I am a recovering attorney, I continue to first and foremost be a counselor. After nearly a decade in practice at two large AmLaw firms and in-house at a Wall Street investment bank, I simply shifted 'my practice' to what I consider to be a much more personally satisfying form of counseling—helping other attorneys navigate the complexities, nuances and exciting opportunities that help shape their careers.

Rahul Rao is a Director with our Solutions Practice Group working in our Seattle and San Francisco offices. He specializes in the recruitment and placement of experienced attorneys and other high-skilled, senior legal professionals in substantive consulting engagements, special projects and flexible employment solutions with both law firms and in-house legal departments. Rahul works with candidates and clients throughout California, the Pacific Northwest and the Southwestern United States.

A nearly lifelong resident of the Acela corridor, Rahul moved to the West Coast in 2014; he currently resides in Seattle, Wash., with his wife, their infant son and their highly anthropomorphized dog. Rahul enjoys going to concerts, exploring new restaurants and spending time hiking outdoors.


Like many of our consultants, Rahul is a former attorney. He graduated from The George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C., and, after clerking on the D.C. Court of Appeals, he began his career at a top AmLaw firm in D.C. within the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation group. After a few years of practice in D.C., Rahul lateralled to another top AmLaw firm in New York City, where he joined that office's White Collar and Securities Defense group. After a subsequent brief stint in-house at a Wall Street investment bank and a total of nearly a decade of practice, Rahul transitioned to what he feels is a more satisfying form or counseling—consulting other attorneys on navigating their careers.


The George Washington University Law School: J.D., with honors

Villanova University: B.A., Economics and Political Science


District of Columbia Bar, Member

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bar, Member

New York State Bar, Member

Supreme Court of the United States Bar, Member