Ms. Lehrman is an attorney as well as a legal recruiter and career counselor. She is highly respected for her deep understanding of the legal market and the loyalty she cultivates among her candidates. From her unique background, she is able to understand the particularized needs of each individual attorney she represents and she has a gift for helping guide clients in the right direction. Many of her clients are referrals or repeat candidates who come back to her each time they make a career transition.
Prior to joining BCG in 2012, Ms. Lehrman worked as the Placement Coordinator for Counsel On Call’s Chicago office, as a Legal Search Consultant with River West Consultants in Chicago, and as a Career Counselor at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She loves legal recruiting and especially enjoys studying the “business” of law and law firms and helping people make choices that enrich their lives.
Ms. Lehrman’s legal experience includes working as a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Goodwin Procter LLP (formerly Shea & Gardner), where she handled general commercial and products liability cases. She also was an associate in the Chicago office of Baker & McKenzie, where she had an employment and labor law practice involving client counseling and litigation.
Ms. Lehrman served as Assistant Counsel for the National Treasury Employees Union in Washington, D.C. and in that capacity worked on appeals (including an amicus brief in a United States Supreme Court case) involving First Amendment, Due Process, and federal employee rights issues. She clerked for Judge Hilda G. Tagle of the United States District Court of the Southern District of Texas and Judge John M. Steadman of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of a Russian Language and Literature professor. She earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as Senior Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. She earned her B.A. from Washington University in Saint Louis, where she double majored in French and Comparative Literature.
Ms. Lehrman spent a year abroad during college and five years travelling through Europe as a professional vocalist. She’s completed two marathons and has been scuba diving in Honduras, Belize, Bonaire, the Bahamas and the Florida keys.
Speeches and Engagements
Interviewer, Mock Interview Program, Northwestern University Law School, 11/14
Interviewer, Mock Interview Program, Northwestern University Law School, 11/12
Panelist, Career Workshop, Roosevelt University 10/10
Organizer, E-Discovery And Record Retention Policies, Counsel On Call 12/10
Panelist, Career Day, Roosevelt University 07/10
Organizer, An Overview of Corporate Bankruptcy, Mayer, Brown 4/10
Moderator, Restructuring Law Practice for a Changing Economy, Counsel On Call 5/09
Featured Speaker, Job Searching Resources, John Marshall Law School 10/08
Presenter, Hot Topics in ERISA Litigation, Baker & McKenzie 8/07
As a new attorney with less than a year of experience, I was skeptical that BCG could help me. I thought one needed an established practice to leverage a legal recruitment service. Thankfully, I was proved wrong. Almost immediately, I was interviewed for positions matching my aspirations. Moreover, it was a pleasure working with Nadeen, Julie, and Christina. They were very helpful throughout the process; they found opportunities that interest me, provided helpful resources, and coached me for interviews. Overall, good experience and will recommend.
New York University Law School, Class of 2014
Placed at Blake & Uhlig
Julie Lehrman in the Chicago office found me my job. She was very helpful, she was very responsive and she got results. I had a resume that was a little non-traditional since I had moved a few times. I don’t know what she did, but she got results. She also set up interview coaching sessions with me.
Julie did a lot of the leg work. I never had to follow up with her to see the status or anything, as she kept me regularly up to date. It was about three weeks between the time I was working with her and the time I got a job. It wasn’t a long drawn out process.
I found Julie to be very professional, effective, and legitimate. Maybe a better word is actually knowledgeable. Julie called me, she understood what she was selling, and she understood the process really well. I think she handled it like a pro.
I would rank BCG as the top recruiting company. I would recommend you guys wholeheartedly.
Tulane University Law School, Class of 2010
Placed at Ballard Spahr
Julie did a tremendous job placing me at a top law firm. I was looking for a law firm where my tax background would be an immediate asset to the firm's existing client base and where I could also develop an international tax practice. As a full time tax advisor at a Big 4 accounting firm, I did not have the time or resources to keep myself fully aware of every job opportunity. In this respect, Julie was a tremendous recourse. Julie listened to my career goals, and presented me with the right opportunities on a timely basis. Given her knowledge of and connections with the legal community, she was able to place me at law firm that is a perfect match for me given my personality and career goals. I know that I would not have gained this opportunity without Julie's professionalism, dedication and commitment. Julie's knowledge of her candidate's background and goals is a key driver for matching them with the right law firm. J.B., Partner, placed at Mid-Size firm
Julie was referred to me through a friend after I had attempted to work with several other recruiters with unhappy results. I was trying to do what many of them thought was nearly impossible - not only switch practice areas, but also transition back into Big Law after several years of not practicing law at all. Unlike other recruiters who'd quickly given up, Julie stayed positive, optimistic, and encouraging about my goal. She was always responsive, made me feel like a priority, and worked hard to find me opportunities. And together, we made the impossible possible. Thank you, Julie! J.R., Associate, placed at AmLaw 100 firm
I moved across the country to an entirely new legal market, and Julie was able to find me a position at a top firm within three weeks. She was professional, responsive, and I do not believe I could have secured this position without her assistance. Julie is an invaluable resource, and I would recommend her to any professional looking to make a move. C.R., Partner, placed at AmLaw 200 firm
Julie took care of every facet of my job search from beginning to end- the only thing she didn't do was go on the actual interview. She addressed all of my questions and concerns promptly and negotiated every detail for me. She took all of the stress out of the search process for me. P.M., Staff Attorney, placed at AmLaw 200 Firm
Julie was amazing. She stepped up when I was in the market for a job and quickly helped place me at one of the best firms in the area where I was looking. She made the process of finding a new job in a new market completely painless. T.J., Associate, placed at AmLaw 150 firm
I worked with another recruiter for three months with no success. I knew I could have been a great fit at many of the firms the recruiter identified, but he seemed unable to get me to the interview stage, either because I wasn't a priority or because he didn't know how to pitch my skills or background in an effective way. Julie was able to break through the noise. She listened to me, recognized my potential value-add and provided thoughtful and very useful guidance. Within three weeks of working with her, I had a job offer at a great firm. Very excited to get started! B.B., Associate, placed at AmLaw200 firm.
I truly appreciate all of your help and am so thankful that this opportunity arose. Obviously, I could not have gotten close to this without your knowledge and skill. I know you get paid for this, but I feel like I should send you a gift or something! Thanks so much. K.B., Associate, placed at Am Law 10 firm
Julie was wonderful to work with and placed me quite quickly. She promptly responded to all of my questions and made sure I was prepared for the interview. I highly recommend working with her! C.F., Associate, placed at AmLaw200 firm
THANK YOU!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! I cannot thank you enough. You have been a great help. M.F., Associate, placed at boutique firm
Julie, thanks for all your help dragging this across the finish line! I can't wait to get to Chicago! K.S., Senior Counsel, placed at Mid-Size firm
It's going well. They're getting me ramped up with good work fairly quickly. I really like the people too. D.G., Partner, placed at Mid-Size firm
All conflicts and background checks have cleared! Thanks for all that you have done! E.R., Senior Counsel, placed at AmLaw 100 firm
Thanks Julie. I just accepted and sent the email to the hiring partner. C.Z., Associate, placed at AmLaw 20 Firm
Everything looks great with [the offer]. Very exciting. Thanks again for your hard work. C.S., Associate, placed at AmLaw 200 Firm
Thanks again for all of your assistance with this search. I'm looking forward to getting started! M.S., Associate, placed at small firm
This is an excellent opportunity for me and my family …Thanks again for connecting me to [this firm]. Things are going very well. The work and the people have been terrific. W.G., Associate, placed at Mid-Size firm
Thanks, Julie! I just accepted the offer via email. YAY! B.L., Associate, placed at Mid-Size firm
I accepted the offer. I just let [the firm] know as well. Thank you for all your help! J.L., Associate, placed at AmLaw200 firm.
Thanks, Julie. And thank you so much for the help in finding this! A.C., Staff Attorney, placed at AmLaw100 firm.