Summer Eberhard is a Managing Director in the Associate Practice Group, where she focuses on the Northern California, Seattle and Portland markets. She specializes in counseling, representing and relocating AmLaw 100 associates and counsel. She works closely with them to help them achieve their long-term career goals. She is recognized for her professionalism, candidate-first approach and respect for the confidentiality of both candidates and clients.
Having grown up in California and Seattle, she has a deep understanding of the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest and their unique characteristics. After living in California for over a decade, she relocated back to Seattle with her husband, two sons and four pound Morkie, Lola. In her spare time, she enjoys watching football, attending music shows and checking items off her bucket list.
Summer joined Major, Lindsey & Africa as an experienced legal recruiter. She has a proven track record of successful attorney placements at AmLaw 100 firms, high-end boutique law firms, as well as in-house with many of those being relocations from within the U.S. as well as from overseas. Her success is attributable to her knowledge of the marketplace and her expertise in determining the correct match between her candidates and the right opportunity for their long-term career growth.
Summer spent the majority of her legal practice at a boutique bankruptcy firm representing large financial institutions. While in law school, she was an extern for the Honorable Kathleen Thompson in the United States District Bankruptcy Court, Central District.
Pepperdine University School of Law: J.D.
Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution: Certificate in Dispute Resolution
Pepperdine University: B.S., Business Administration, cum laude
“Summer is the best recruiter I've worked with, and I recommend her without hesitation to anyone considering a move. Not only is she approachable, organized and dedicated, but she’s also personable and invested in finding you a role that fits your needs. She tailored a search approach according to my career goals and mentored me throughout the entire process. Summer has a deep understanding of the job market and she was genuinely committed to me as a client." – Intellectual Property Associate, Polsinelli (San Francisco)
“Summer was instrumental in helping me secure a position with a top Seattle law firm when I was trying to re-locate from NYC. Her knowledge of the local legal market, plus her contacts within the firms were extremely helpful, and she was able to put me in touch with the right people at the right time. I would definitely recommend her.” – Litigation Associate, Stoel Rives LLP (Seattle)
“Summer was both a great resource and strong advocate for me as I was going through the process of changing jobs. What really drew me to Summer was her willingness to get to know me over a long period of time and bring appropriate opportunities to my attention. Because she knew my background and what I was looking for, she was able to be that much more effective when I was ready to make a move in my career.” – Technology Transactions/Corporate Associate, Morrison Foerster (San Francisco)