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Riley Catone is a Managing Director – Client Development for Interim Legal Talent based in our Washington, D.C., office. She specializes in solving organizations’ legal workforce challenges through the placement of legal and compliance talent. Riley combines her straightforward New York style with her sunny personality to get to know her clients and candidates, going beyond the basics and forming true caring relationships and bonds.

Riley is dedicated to building a partnership with her clients so that she understands all sides of their legal team and the organization as a whole. She excels at solving her clients’ challenges because she views each engagement as a puzzle, thoughtfully considering the best way to make all of the pieces fit together—from the client’s need to their budget constraints to the candidate’s expertise.

A native of Upstate New York, Riley is an avid New York Yankees and Knicks. In her spare time, she enjoys going to historical sites throughout D.C., watching NCAA basketball and fostering dogs.

Riley developed a passion for recruiting while she was in college. There, she recruited students to join one of the six leadership programs for The Fund of American Studies. After graduation, she worked for Centric Business Systems, conducting trainings for internal sales representatives as well as for customers. Riley most recently worked as a recruiter for RPStaffing, training recruiters and identifying candidates for temporary administrative roles within the nonprofit sector.
The State University of New York at Albany: B.A., Political Science

“I am pleased to recommend Riley Catone. Riley is a dynamic, highly capable professional with sound knowledge of her field and the savvy to apply her skills effectively. She is consistently knowledgeable about the client, the mission and job specification, and how those parameters fit the candidate's profile and skills, accompanied by helpful preparation and insights for the interview process. Riley approaches the candidate with appreciation of them as an individual.” –Stephen Juge, former SVP General Counsel at The Walt Disney Company

“Throughout the application and hiring process, Riley was amazing. She was courteous, straightforward, passionate, and worked hand in hand with me and my future employer to make sure that everything we were all looking for were realized. She maintained contact with me throughout the process and continues to do so, which is an incredibly admirable quality in a recruiter. I strongly recommend her for your future employment.” –Ryan Erwin, Senior Corporate Paralegal at Sallie Mae

“If you are lucky enough to work with Riley, you will experience her energy, her knowledge of the legal industry, and her support. Riley is very responsive, always available to hop on a quick phone call or in an email to check in. I appreciate most that Riley goes the extra mile. She wanted to know what was most important to me in my next opportunity and drew out my skills and diversity as strengths. Although I know she was recruiting for the position, Riley felt like my number 1 cheerleader - she was rooting for my success. Riley is excellent at staying in close communication and managing expectations. I would welcome the opportunity to work with her again in a search, and highly recommend her to anyone seeking legal employment.” –Danielle Turnipseed, Washington Senior Counsel at American Medical Association 

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