An Atlanta native, Jennifer McNeil is a recruiter in BCG’s Southern Region. She handles partner, counsel and associate placements in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. She is known for her brainstorming abilities as well as a tendency towards both reason and intuition, and her unique background in law, business and psychology make her an exceptionally gifted legal recruiter and great addition to the BCG team.
Prior to transitioning to legal recruiting, Ms. McNeil worked as a bankruptcy attorney at the New York City offices of Covington & Burling LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her selection of bankruptcy law was motivated by a longtime interest in business issues as well as a judicial clerkship at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. She is a member of the California and New York bars.
Ms. McNeil grew up in the Atlanta area, where her father was a civil engineer for the U.S. Department of Transportation and her mother was an accountant for Emory University. She attended college at Emory, where she pursued a double major in Psychology and Art History, as well as a minor in Studio Art (Photography). With an aptitude and interest in helping people work through problems, she initially considered pursuing a career as a therapist, but now uses her Psychology background to help attorneys make career decisions.
She ended up deciding on law school at the University of Michigan. At Michigan, her lifetime fascination with Native American culture and regalia led her to serve as Co-Chair of the Native American Law Students Association, which sponsored conferences each year that corresponded to a major pow wow in the region. She also exercised the business side of her mind by conducting a survey of international antitrust laws for a professor at the Ross School of Business.
After six years of law practice, Ms. McNeil returned to Atlanta to get an M.B.A. at Emory’s Goizueta Business School. Her emphasis was on Strategy and Finance. After graduating she worked at a boutique management consulting firm specializing in retailers. Ms. McNeil’s two siblings also are M.B.A’s – one works for Dell and the other for Time Warner.
When not working with her candidates, Ms. McNeil enjoys quilting, knitting, macramé and other crafts. She also makes her own essential oil-based beauty products. She has a small herb garden and attends yoga classes at a neighborhood studio. She enjoys being outside in Atlanta’s many parks, having dinner with friends, and finding hidden treasures at local antique shows and flea markets. She has two cats and a Papillon dog.
[My favorite things about working with BCG and Jennifer] General helpfulness throughout the process, general advising, being available and helping me through the decision making process and having ano...Read More
I enjoyed working with BCG Attorney Search and Jennifer McNeil. Thank you both for all you've helped me with.
I love that I didn't have to do a lot of the searching myself. I didn't have to get the materials together like the cover letter and things like that, she just listened while we had a short conversat...Read More
I love that I had to put in little to no effort to get this job, to be honest with you besides the actual interview I had to go on, but no paperwork or any of that other stuff. She did a really good j...Read More
I don't have experience working with any other search firms, but Jennifer was just really available to talk, she was helpful and it was a positive experience. I felt comfortable talking to her about a...Read More