Suzanne Dupree Howe Managing Director
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Juris Doctor, The University of Texas School of Law
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin
Suzanne Dupree Howe is the Managing Director of BCG Attorney Search's Texas office. After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, Suzanne practiced as an attorney in Texas for five years, concentrating on litigation for a large firm in Austin. During her tenure in litigation, Suzanne discovered that her favorite aspect of practicing law was her interaction with fellow attorneys. Her interpersonal skills attracted her to legal recruiting, a profession that would allow her to interact with fellow attorneys on a more personal level.
Suzanne's background includes a degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, where she participated in the Liberal Arts Honors Program. While there, she also completed a concentration in Psychology. Suzanne uses this background to help inform and coach attorneys throughout their job search process.
Suzanne was attracted to BCG Attorney Search due to its ethical candidate-focused model, where recruiters give personal and worthwhile attention to every candidate. Suzanne takes a personal interest in helping each and every candidate she takes on, whether they are a second-year attorney or an experienced partner. She views herself as a friend and advocate of her candidates, helping them find their perfect law firm job. She accomplishes this through her knowledge of the local market as well as through targeted resume critiques, assistance with partner business plans, interview coaching and offer negotiation.
While she is based in BCG's Houston office, Suzanne works the entire state of Texas, including Dallas and Austin. She also places candidates in Louisiana, New Mexico, Arkansas, Mississippi and her native state of Oklahoma. Suzanne also works with candidates on their international searches, having most recently worked with firms in locations as far- reaching as Russia and the Middle East.
In her spare time, Suzanne enjoys pop culture, European travel, American and English history, and handicapping the Oscars. She plans to retire someday in Hawaii.
Suzanne is a contributing member of the blog, Counsel to Counsel, which is an affiliate of the Law.Com Network.
- Avoiding the ''L'' Word: Layoff
- Transition Tips for Partners Changing Firms
- Analyzing the Offer: A Questionnaire and Worksheet
Advice for Job Seekers
- No Job Offer in Hand? Then You Need a Plan
- What Google, MySpace, and Facebook Say About You to a Potential Employer: How to Control Your Online Footprint When Conducting a Job Search.
- The Interview Post-Mortem: Don't Forget Your Thank You Notes!!
Job Search Q&As
- Q: How do I get a job in a city where I have no local connections?
- Q: I am an intellectual property associate. My recruiter has asked me not only for my law school transcript, but for my undergraduate transcript as well. Is this unusual?
- Q: A friend of mine recently told me that law schools were looking at the Facebook and MySpace profiles of their applicants. As a third-year attorney thinking about conducting a job search in 2009, it occurred to me that law firms may search these websites to gain information about me when I apply. Are law firms looking at this information online? And what should I do to keep this personal information private?
- Q: I just received an offer from a well-regarded large law firm in Houston. I am excited about the offer, but I know that there are only so many jumps I can make before people start to look negatively upon my resume. I've already moved twice. My current position is good, but not great. I believe the perfect position is out there, but it's hard to know whether this is the one. What, in your opinion, are some important considerations to consider when weighing a law firm offer?
- Q: I have my first interview as a lateral associate coming up next week. Should I send thank-you notes afterward, or is that something that is more appropriate for law students? I've been practicing for five years. And if I do send a thank-you note, should I send a handwritten note or an email? (T.J., Dallas)
Future Speaking Engagements
- University of Notre Dame Law School on the Texas, Charlotte and Atlanta legal markets, March 28, 2007
- Indiana University School of Law in Bloomington on February 1st on the Texas and Southeast legal markets, February 1, 2007
- Suzanne, you could not have been a more professional and delightful person to work with! You made my relocation to Houston from DC relatively stress-free due to the quality of firms and people you put me in touch with. You took the time to find out what I was looking for and used your extensive knowledge of the Houston market and your personal relationships to find the right fit...and we were very successful. I say ''we'' because I could not have pulled this off without you. In addition to being GREAT at what you do, you are a great resource for information and advice. I am sure that everyone who works with you will have a similar experience. To your prospective clients: Look no further than Suzanne Howe for your recruiting needs.
- I had the opportunity to work with Suzanne Howe in connection with a recent search for a corporate law associate position. Suzanne was a pleasure to work with for the duration of my job search. In the beginning of the job search, Suzanne assisted me in framing my goals and identifying which type of law firms would be a good match for my career objectives and qualifications. I was amazed at the number of positive responses we received from law firms, and I think that Suzanne's ability to present my background and qualifications in an extremely marketable fashion and her personal connections with various law firms played an integral role in the success of my job search.
Suzanne is very personable, and her positive and energetic personality makes her an ideal choice for representing attorneys in job searches. I was also impressed by the manner in which Suzanne was able to prepare me for interviews. We covered all of the questions that I was asked in my interviews, which shows Suzanne's knowledge of what law firms are looking for in a lateral candidate, and I felt comfortable answering the various questions that came up in the interviews. Suzanne helped me formulate responses to interview questions that were much more effective than responses I would have come up with on my own.
Perhaps the best part of working with Suzanne was her dedication to the job search. She was very attentive and sincerely cared about placing me with a firm that matched my personal goals and personality. Most importantly, Suzanne's work yielded an excellent final result as I received offers from several highly ranked law firms. I highly recommend Suzanne to any attorney interested in making a lateral move.
- Suzanne, I wish I had come to BCG Attorney Search first when I began my job search. I worked with a few recruiters in Texas before talking with you, but it was clear that YOU were fighting the hardest for me. There was a world of difference between my interactions with you and the other recruiters.