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Headquartered in BCG Attorney Search’s Chicago office, BCG recruiter Elizabeth Leach handles attorney placements in BCG’s Greater Midwest Region. A former litigator, she places attorneys at all levels in firms of all sizes and specialties in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin, as well as in North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming.
Ms. Leach has an extensive background in both law and recruiting, which makes her exceptionally qualified to assist attorney candidates in finding positions that fit their unique backgrounds, skills and goals. She is a member of the Illinois and Louisiana bars, and joined BCG after several years as a Talent Strategist in the Professional Services division of CareerBuilder.
The daughter of a banker and a teacher, Ms. Leach grew up in a Chicago suburb with four sisters. She attended Newcomb College of Tulane University, where she majored in History. She always had an interest in law—given her propensity for logic, analysis and working through the “gray” areas that exist in life and systems—and during college she worked for a local prosecutor’s office and also as a court runner for a private law firm.
She remained in New Orleans after college to attend Tulane University School of Law. She graduated cum laude, excelled at oral advocacy, and she and her moot court partner became the first all-female team to win the school’s prestigious Senior Trial Competition.
After graduating, she spent seven years as a litigator with the New Orleans firm of Simon, Peragine, Smith and Redfearn, handling a variety of products liability, toxic tort, construction law, and insurance defense matters. Then she moved to Chicago and took a position with a small firm working on business law and estate planning matters. She also spent three years as a staff and pro bono attorney at the Chicago Legal Clinic—Daley Center, where she assisted pro se litigants in civil matters such as mortgage foreclosures and name changes. In 2006, she received the Chicago Legal Clinic Pro Bono Award.
She developed an interest in recruiting work and took a position with Galmont Legal, where she recruited for project-based legal staffing positions, including for Fortune 500 companies. After a few years with Galmont, she moved to CareerBuilder, where she specialized in high-level professional services placements. She joined BCG Attorney Search in order to concentrate on legal recruiting and make use of her own background in law to help her attorney candidates find their perfect jobs in the legal world.
A former triathlete, Ms. Leach stays in shape by swimming, running and cycling in indoor spinning classes and on outdoor paths along Lake Michigan. She is a prolific reader of everything from mysteries to nonfiction. She enjoys visiting London and Paris, and always looks forward to trips that take her to a sunny beach, including trips to California, Florida, Mexico, and the Virgin Islands.