Margot Jackson is a Managing Director in our In-House Counsel Recruiting group, based out of our Orange County office. She specializes in working with client companies to build, grow and restructure their legal departments through the acquisition of top legal talent and the implementation of strategic initiatives designed to increase efficiency and reduce overall legal spend.
She has placed attorneys at all levels within corporate legal departments nationwide. When partnering with clients, Margot aims to identify opportunities where we can assist our clients in satisfying their business needs that exist within or beyond an organization's legal department.
Margot is a passionate advocate for increasing diversity within the legal profession. As such, she is a member of our In-House Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a group of talented recruiters dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent for our clients and our own organization.
A native New Yorker, Margot relocated to Southern California 18 years ago. She loves to hike and, because she hates cold weather, to simply enjoy the Southern Californian climate. When she's not working, Margot spends her free time cooking classic French and Italian cuisine and traveling. She lives in Orange County with her large, rambunctious dog.
Margot began her legal career at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Los Angeles, where she was a real estate attorney for several years. She also has extensive experience working as a search consultant for a national executive search firm, providing strategic counsel to associate-level candidates regarding career development and guiding them to achieve long-term career goals. She has worked with attorneys in a wide range of practice areas, from real estate, privacy, corporate and litigation to intellectual property law.
Notable recent placement and search highlights for Margot include in-house counsel positions for Irvine Company, El Pollo Loco, California Institute of Technology, South Coast Plaza, Pacific Life Insurance, Monster Energy, Panasonic Avionics, Beyond Meat, Boston Consulting Group, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, EMCOR, Aristocrat Technologies and City of Hope.
Columbia Law School: J.D.
Fordham University Graduate School of Business: M.B.A., Finance
Hofstra University: B.A., Political Science