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Jamie Bailey is a Partner in BCG Attorney Search's Chicago office and is responsible for BCG Attorney Search's Midwest region. Prior to establishing BCG Attorney Search's Chicago office, she acted as recruiting director for Hopkins & Sutter and Foley & Lardner in Chicago. With more than 20 years of experience in the legal industry, her contacts in the Midwest are pervasive. She has access to a breadth of high-level legal professionals, including managing partners, hiring partners, practice group leaders and recruiting professionals.
Jamie has placed associate and partner level candidates in virtually every practice area in the most prestigious international, national, regional and boutique law firms across the Midwest, including law firms in Chicago, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and also in Colorado. She has particular expertise in exclusive and contingency searches at the partner level. Law firm managing partners and practice group leaders have also called upon Jamie to assist them with internal lateral hiring strategies, practice group growth and acquisitions, and servicing their corporate clients' hiring needs.
Attracted to BCG by its knowledge of the industry, its approach to the recruiting process and its standard of representation, Jamie identified with BCG Attorney Search's core value of providing attorneys the best representation and knowledge of firms while providing law firms the highest quality candidate. Her unique vantage of having served on both sides of the fence affords her the opportunity to bring attorneys and firms together with the confidence that she is aiding both to achieve their long-term goals.
I worked with Jamie Bailey and I enjoyed working with her. She provided useful information to me and really turned me on to a law firm that I ultimately joined. It’s a law firm that I would not have considered if it were not for the information she gave me.
I would rank BCG very high when compared to other recruiting companies I have worked with.
I would say that BCG is a good place for those attorneys who are extremely good. If they have a very powerful resume or if they are extremely talented or something like that. In that case I think BCG will work very well for them. For those kind of candidates I would say BCG is probably the best choice.
- Terrence Stein
Harvard Law School, Class of 1986
Placed at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP
I think Jamie did a really great job, and I really appreciated her help. I think Jamie was very confident, friendly, and aggressive.
Working with you made my job easier because it helped me get a job. I'd rank you very high compared to other recruiter companies I have worked with.
I would recommend you to others, and would tell them that this got me a job.
- Hays Ellisen
University of Michigan Law School, Class of 1996
Placed at Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll
Some of my favorite things about working with BCG are that it was successful and that they are easy to work with.
Working with BCG made me more aware of opportunities I didn't know about. It made the communication easier with the law firm that I eventually went to.
The first three words that come to mind when I think of BCG are professional, effective, and responsive. I would rank BCG at or near the top compared to other recruiting companies.
BCG is a very strong placement firm. I have a general impression that a lot of firms are just small shops that have a few connections but can't cast a wide net for you. BCG is the opposite. They are able to get in front of lots of potential opportunities, and [help you] put your best foot forward.
- A. C., Wisconsin Law School, Class of 2005
Placed at Reinhart, Boerner, Van Deuren
Jamie Bailey is highly professional, seasoned, and just excellent at what she does. - Melisa Krasnow
The person who I worked with, Jamie had good insight and was helpful throughout the process. - Richard Stanley
Jamie Bailey is highly professional, seasoned, and just excellent at what she does.- Melisa Krasnow
Recently, I had the privilege of working with Jamie in your Chicago office and wanted to express how much I enjoyed working with her and BCG during my job search. Most candidates who have used other recruiters before BCG probably share the same story-a recruiter spends a short amount of time with a candidate and then wants to peddle a resume to a number of potential employers or sell you on an open position in another firm. Unlike recruiters at other organizations, Jamie spent a considerable amount of time with me at the beginning of the process learning about my background, skill set, and motivations to find firms that would be a good fit. She was friendly and straightforward. She identified my strengths and weaknesses as a candidate and offered useful suggestions on preparing for interviews. Jamie also prepared detailed summaries about me for firms that interviewers remarked were very helpful to them.
With Jamie's help, I received an offer within six weeks. Throughout the process, I was impressed by not only her professionalism and investment of time in my search, but also by her genuine care and concern for me as an individual. I would highly recommend Jamie to anyone in the market.
BCG recruiters have participated in a number of Northwestern Law career programs, including our Mock Interview Program and our Market Series, which introduces students to different legal markets around the country. We have been extremely pleased with the recruiters from BCG who have generously given of their time to help students in their career planning. We have received excellent feedback from students about the recruiters and the programs they have presented. We're looking forward to working with BCG on future programs.
I can't thank Jamie enough for her assistance in my transition. Jamie clearly had information about the firms which was more than that publicly available. It made a difficult process for me considerably less so.
Following my initial consultation with Jamie, she came back to me with an extensive list of firms who were looking for someone with my level of experience. All were very suitable, several impressive and some outstanding.
When I contacted Jamie I said that I wasn't even sure if I wanted to stay in the law. Jamie was very understanding. There was no coercion but Jamie said this is what I have on the table at the moment, these are the firms and this is what they are like. Jamie pointed out that it didn't have to be as it was at my previous firm. Jamie was very familiar with the Chicago market, she knew lots of information about the firms she suggested to me. The pace was pretty fast, all in all, about 3 weeks from discussion to offer. Ultimately, I took an offer and, at the 6 month point, its exactly as it was described.
I was absolutely thrilled with the service I received from BCG Attorney Search and from Jamie in particular. I've recommended you to several friends already.
After each interview, Jamie provided me with solid feedback of my performance, including my strengths and weaknesses, it was invaluable. I got the impression that Jamie was an old hand at this, she was very confident in her guidance. She also knew so many people in the industry and large amounts of detail about each firm.