As a Managing Director – Candidate Development, Larisa Villa identifies talented interim and contract attorneys as well as experienced paraprofessionals for short-term, temp-to-perm and project-based roles in corporations and law firms throughout Northern California.
In her spare time, Larisa enjoys running, strength training and spending time with her husband and chihuahua, Ariel.
Larisa began her recruiting career in 2007 with Adams & Martin Group, where she recruited and interviewed candidates for temporary and direct hire legal positions including legal secretary, paralegal, and attorney. She then pivoted to the creative space in 2009, working as a career services advisor at The Art Institute of California-San Francisco, assisting graphic design and filmmaking students as they began their professional journeys. In 2012, Larisa joined Fluid, a 120-person digital design agency/software company. As the sole recruiter, she identified candidates for direct-hire, freelance and intern positions within a variety of verticals. Larisa then rejoined Adams & Martin Group in 2013 as a Business Solutions Manager. In that role, she worked with both clients and candidates to successfully place legal support staff professionals. She also trained and mentored new recruiters when they joined the firm.
Most recently, Larisa served as Director of Recruiting/Recruiting Manager with The Agency Legal Staffing. Leading a team of 10 recruiters, she recruited and interviewed legal support staff and attorney candidates for direct hire, temporary and temporary-to-hire legal positions as well as worked with law firms and companies to assess staffing and market applicable candidates. Larisa would handle the logistics, coordinating between law firms and candidates to arrange interviews, negotiate offers and set start dates. In 2021, she joined Major, Lindsey & Africa.
Harvard Law School: J.D.
Boston University: B.A., International Relations, summa cum laude