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Sheri Michaels is a Partner in our New York and Basking Ridge, NJ, offices. She is well-known in the industry among general counsel, partners and associates. She is regularly called upon to provide guidance and advice regarding the nuances of the lateral market.

Through her years in legal search, Sheri has earned the confidence, trust and respect of her in-house and law firm clients in addition to that of her candidates. She is seen as a strategic advisor to both sides of the table. Through deeper and more meaningful conversation, Sheri is able to learn about the client's underlying business and hiring objectives, as well as their unique, internal culture. By establishing these relationships, Sheri can successfully create an effective search strategy tailored to the specific needs of each client. Because of her developed expertise, Sheri has a proven reputation for matching her clients hiring objectives with appropriately identified attorneys.

For her candidates, Sheri has an earned an outstanding reputation for understanding their individual career and business goals. She regularly counsels attorneys in their career planning and is their strongest advocate in helping each candidate uniquely achieve their career objectives.

Consistently one of our top recruiters, Sheri excels at building high-performance legal teams to support her clients’ business objectives. She places a premium on communicating regularly and transparently with her clients and candidates in order to maintain a seamless recruiting process.

With more than 20 years as a leading legal search professional, Sheri successfully recruited general counsel, deputy general counsel and associate counsels for prominent multinational and domestic corporations and financial services companies. She also has successfully placed partners, groups, counsels and associates into top-tier global, national and regional law firms.

Sheri began her legal career with the New York office of Coopers & Lybrand in their Personal Financial Planning Group. Ultimately, she decided to leave the practice of law and enter the legal recruiting arena.

The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law: J.D.

The George Washington University: B.A., with distinction

Sheri has worked with numerous organizations and law firms to recruit talented lawyers at all levels. She has placed general counsel at both public and private companies across a variety of industries; representative placements include:

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Apergy Corporation
  • Delta Global Services
  • Seven Valleys

Sheri has made multiple placements and helped build the legal department at such companies as:

  • Apergy Corporation
  • Dover Corporation
  • Hudson’s Bay Company

Other representative clients include:

  • ING Americas
  • Major League Baseball – Advanced Media
  • Soros Fund Management
  • Tenneco – European Division
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