Ann-Marie Goodbody, a Managing Director in our Partner Practice Group, advises partners and partner groups on the lateral market and assists law firms with recruiting partners into their practices. Based in London, Ann-Marie has worked with Magic Circle and AmLaw firms as well as local, regional and niche law firms globally over the past 20 years, gaining valuable insight in the cultures of the different types of law firms and forging a deep network of trusted contacts.
Ann-Marie is a patron of English National Ballet and sits on its Development Board. In her spare time, she likes to visit art galleries, museums and good restaurants.
A qualified corporate lawyer, Ann-Marie has also held senior roles in business development and marketing at Slaughter and May, Reed Smith, Weil Gotshal & Manges, and Travers Smith—to name a few. Most recently, she served as the head of business development and marketing at Stevens & Bolton, implementing firm-wide, practice-specific and individual strategic business development plans for more than 20 practice and industry groups.
Throughout her career, Ann-Marie has been a strategic business developer working closely with partners and clients across most legal disciplines globally. She has led trainings and provided coaching to the partners and senior-level members of the firms in which she has worked. Ann-Marie has also supported management boards on lateral and whole team hires as well as on merger integration from the inside and as such brings a unique perspective to legal recruitment.