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Chicago Market President - Attorney (General Counsel or Partner Preferred)

Location
Chicago, Illinois
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
1 Aug 2022
Chicago Market President - Attorney (General Counsel, Senior In-House Counsel or Partner Preferred)

Latitude, a fast-growing high-end legal services company with offices in ten major cities, is seeking a Chicago attorney who is (or has been) a partner at a large corporate law firm and/or senior in-house counsel to launch, co-own and lead as president, a Latitude operating company based in Chicago. This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly successful, experienced, likable, and very well-respected Chicago attorney who wants to leave the practice of law to lead a company in Chicago as market president and an equity business partner, using our capital, proven model, established infrastructure, training and supporting corporate team.

As background, Latitude directly employs and provides attorneys, legal operations professionals, compliance officers, and paralegals to legal departments and law firms nationwide. Our specialty is providing our law firm and legal department clients practice-specific contract attorneys who have served as associates, counsel, and partners in Am Law firms and/or as in-house counsel in large corporate legal departments. We also assist many of our clients with permanent positions, including general counsel searches. Our clients range from Fortune Global 500 companies and Global 100 law firms to high-growth privately-held companies, major non-profits, government entities, and boutique law firms. All of Latitude s market presidents are former BigLaw partners or senior in-house counsel with extensive community ties, practice experience and professional relationships in their respective markets. Our mission is to be the preeminent high-end flexible legal talent company in the World.

If you are a self-starter who would enjoy developing and maintaining strong relationships with your professional peers in Chicago (and nationwide), serving as a trusted advisor to clients and colleagues, team building, collaborating closely with fellow market presidents and corporate staff, deal-making, helping to improve the quality of life of attorneys, and being rewarded as an equity business partner based on the financial performance of your operating company, this leadership, and client development position may be for you.

Opportunity

Launch, lead, and manage Latitude s Chicago operating company and office
Serve as Latitude s ambassador and client relations leader in Chicago and with your network nationwide
Oversee a high-end team of attorneys
Build on your years of legal industry experience and established relationships in Chicago
Serve sophisticated clientele of senior in-house counsel & law firm partners

Responsibilities

Develop business and manage client relationships
Attract and hire your local supporting team
Become the go-to connector and resource for leading attorneys
Serve as Latitude s Chicago company leader and brand ambassador
Develop business and manage client relationships

Requirements

Prior experience as a successful large law firm partner or senior in-house counsel
Strong existing relationships with senior in-house counsel of large companies and partners at leading law firms in Chicago
Sterling reputation with the Chicago bar and community
Proven ability to serve sophisticated corporate legal departments
Strong business development aptitude
While this is a full-time executive position which offers flexibility and the ability to frequently work from a home office (WFH) / work remotely if desired, you must reside in the Greater Chicago area.
Prior AmLaw 200 Law Firm and/or large corporate legal department experience is highly preferred

Timing

We are looking for the right person and can be flexible so that you are able to exit your current role when it makes the most sense.

Compensation & Benefits

Base salary and incentive compensation
Significant Equity
Full benefits including qualified 401k

Next Steps

To learn more about Latitude visit our website at
If you meet the above requirements and are interested in being a Latitude Market President, please submit your resume online or email CEO Ross Booher in confidence at

About Latitude

Latitude is a legal services company that specializes in providing former in-house counsel and Big Law attorneys in addition to paralegals, legal operations professionals and compliance officers to legal departments and leading law firms nationwide. Our clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to small companies and Global 50 law firms to boutiques. We directly employ legal professionals from coast to coast and have thousands of individuals in our talent pool.

Whether the need is for a corporate attorney with deep experience with NASDAQ IPOs, a FERC attorney who speaks German, a data privacy attorney with experience working in-house with a social media giant or countless other highly specific requirements, clients rely on our company when they need high-caliber contract or permanent talent and do not want to roll the dice on quality.

Outstanding attorneys, paralegals, legal operations professionals and compliance officers are attracted to our company by the sophisticated work, great clients, competitive pay and benefits along with a refreshing combination of flexibility and boundaries. Our partners and recruiters are all former in-house counsel or Big Law attorneys who understand the demands faced by those we serve.

For more information about Latitude, please visit us at .

Latitude is an equal opportunity employer.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 673982049-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Latitude
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent