Sheri Michaels Partner

Sheri Michaels

I thoroughly enjoy the multi-faceted aspects of the search process. I serve both law firms and corporations best when I become their partner in the process. On the candidate side, I work with each candidate individually to gain a strong understanding of their career goals. My success comes from my expertise in marrying both sides of the search process. Ultimately, my goal is to make a positive impact in the lives of my candidates and clients by fueling the progression of their business success.

Sheri Michaels is a Partner in our New York office. She is well-known in the industry among partners, general counsels and associates, and is regularly called upon to provide guidance and advice regarding the nuances of the lateral market.

Through her years in legal search, Sheri has earned the confidence, trust and respect of her law firm and in-house clients in addition to that of her candidates. She is seen as a strategic advisor to both sides of the table. Through deeper and more meaningful conversation, Sheri is able to learn about the client's underlying business and hiring objectives, as well as their unique, internal culture. By establishing these relationships, Sheri is able to successfully create an effective search strategy tailored to the specific needs of each client. As a result of her developed expertise, Sheri has a proven reputation for matching her clients hiring objectives with appropriately identified attorneys.

For her candidate's, Sheri has an earned an outstanding reputation for understanding their individual career and business goals. Sheri regularly counsels attorneys in their career planning and is their strongest advocate in helping each candidate uniquely achieve their career objectives.

Sheri's premier reputation in legal recruiting extends to the career services offices of our nation's leading law schools. She is a regular presenter at Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School and Yale Law School, facilitating seminars focused on providing the next generation of attorneys with a framework for their future career development. Through these programs, Sheri has become an invaluable resource to each academic institution and their respective student bodies and alumni.

Sheri resides with her family in Englewood, N.J. She provides counsel and advice to the alumni of Boston University, The Riverdale Country School and The Elisabeth Morrow School, and serves as a career advisor to current students at Cardozo School of Law.

Experience

With more than 20 years as a leading legal search professional, Sheri has successfully placed partners, groups, counsels and associates into top-tier global, national and regional law firms. In her searches for prominent multinational and domestic corporations and financial services companies, Sheri successfully recruited general counsel, deputy general counsel and associate counsels.

Sheri began her legal career with the New York office of Coopers & Lybrand in their Personal Financial Planning Group. Ultimately, she decided to leave the practice of law and enter the legal recruiting arena.

Education

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law: J.D.

The George Washington University: B.A., with distinction