Ricardo Paredes, a Director in our Sydney office, focuses on recruiting associates throughout Australia and Asia Pacific for local, national and global law firms and corporations. He has helped some of the world's leading private practice lawyers identify the best legal opportunities for their career aspirations. Ricardo has also built strong relationships with many of the world's elite law firms.
Ricardo resides in the upper north shore of Sydney with his wife, Momoko, and two young sons, Ryu and Taiga. He loves to play and watch basketball and is a lifelong fan of the Boston Celtics. When he is not at work, you can find him spending time with his family on one of the many beautiful north shore Sydney beaches.
Ricardo joined Major, Lindsey & Africa from Ethos BeathChapman, where he led the Sydney-based legal recruitment team and specialized in helping associates and partners identify career opportunities with global, national and boutique law firm clients in Australia and Japan. Prior to this, Ricardo was a legal recruiter with international recruitment company Michael Page, placing associates, special counsel and partners across top-tier global and national law firms in Australia. From 2009 to 2013, he was a senior legal consultant at East West Consulting K.K. in Tokyo, Japan's largest executive search firm, where he built and headed the private practice legal recruitment discipline, placing associates, special counsel and partners across global US, UK/Magic Circle and Japanese law firms.
Ricardo began his career in Lima, Peru, as a member of the Latin America proposal team with Nippon Koei, Japan's leading consulting firm specializing in technical and engineering services to developing countries.
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