Ricardo Paredes, a Managing Director in our Sydney office, focuses on recruiting lawyers across all levels and practice areas for national and global law firms and corporations. For over a decade he has guided many of the world's leading private practice lawyers navigate domestic and international markets, helping them identify the best legal opportunities that are aligned with their career aspirations. His passion for helping others reach their professional goals has afforded him the experience of working closely with some amazing lawyers and build long and lasting relationships with many of the world's elite law firms.
Ricardo resides in the upper north shore of Sydney with his wife and three young children. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, whether out at the park, chauffeuring his children to and from basketball games or splashing around on one of the many beautiful north shore beaches in Sydney. Ricardo is an avid basketball player and fan.
Ricardo has been supporting lawyers identify career enriching opportunities with the world’s leading law firms since he begun in legal recruitment in 2009. In this time, he has led successful legal recruitment teams and placed associates, senior associates, special counsel and partners across a vast array of top tier, global and national law firms. Ricardo is able to lean on his extensive network across domestic and international legal markets to help law firms identify the very best talent for their needs.
Flagler College: B.A., Business Administration & Management
“Dealing with Ricardo was a pleasure from start to finish. He combines extensive local and international market knowledge and firm contacts with a highly personable demeanor that makes a candidate feel at ease through the recruitment process. Additionally, Ricardo is able to balance a candidate’s interests with those of the hiring firm to help facilitate outcomes that suit all parties. I count myself fortunate to have come across a recruiter like Ricardo who assisted me in making a highly beneficial international move that I otherwise would not have thought possible. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ricardo to anyone looking for a change.”
Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, Melbourne, Australia
“I had just begun my second year of practice when I decided to lateral. I didn’t have a clue about what to do or how to handle the process. Ricardo was just fabulous in walking me through every step of the hiring process. Even though the time zone was daunting, he always made time for me and treated me as if I was the best client he ever had. Professional, very friendly, extremely competent. Couldn’t have met a better recruiter.”
Baker McKenzie, Sydney, Australia
“Ricardo was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was pleasant, proactive and well informed with regards to the current market conditions. Whenever there were challenges, Ricardo found a way to deal with them and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process, from start to finish. I couldn’t recommend working with Ricardo highly enough.”
KPMG LawSydney, Australia