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Sophisticated practice

E.P. Dine is proud to be a trusted advisor to C-suite executives nationally. Our team has over 40 years of experience in identifying the technical backgrounds, business acumen, interpersonal skills, motivations, and leadership abilities necessary for General Counsel and senior-level legal roles. Our specialized services encompass every aspect of legal recruitment, from identifying skilled attorneys to conducting comprehensive general counsel searches for prominent organizations. Growing companies turn to us for their first GC hires, and established corporations trust us to identify executives with the experience and gravitas to run their multinational legal departments.

National reach

Our general counsel recruiters handle retained and exclusive searches across every major industry nationwide.  Our client list includes Fortune 100 public companies, highly regarded private technology companies, premier private equity firms and hedge funds, multinational media corporations, and international investment banks and financial services companies. They rely on us to fill senior-level positions across the U.S., and to leverage our national networks to find the best possible candidate, regardless of geography. As one of the leading general counsel executive search firms in the United States, we possess an unparalleled track record of successfully placing top-tier legal talent in key leadership roles within prestigious organizations across diverse industries.

Industry relationships

We have enduring relationships in the legal community and are always developing new partnerships. Our team’s robust network of in-house counsel, as well as long-standing law firm connections, provide us with access to top attorneys and industry contacts nationwide. Legal executives and lateral partners turn to us for law career strategy, advice, and market knowledge, trusting our unparalleled discretion and expertise as well as our creative, business-oriented approach.

“I've worked with E.P. Dine for many years, both as a candidate and a client. E.P. Dine has consistently provided me with excellent advice and service. They go to great lengths to understand their client's needs and work hard to match the right candidate to the opportunity. They are a trusted and valuable resource and I highly recommend them.”

Deirdre Stanley
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Choosing E.P. Dine For Your Trusted
General Counsel Executive Search

When it comes to securing the right legal leadership for your organization, E.P. Dine is without equal among legal executive search firms in identifying exceptional legal talent for critical positions such as chief legal officers, deputy general counsels, assistant general counsels, and more. With a deep-rooted understanding of the legal landscape, E.P. Dine is your dedicated partner in navigating the complexities of the legal industry. Our seasoned legal recruiters possess a keen eye for finding the perfect match for your law firm associate or partner. Backed by a robust network, E.P. Dine goes beyond the conventional boundaries of executive search, helping to build a top-tier legal team. Collaborating seamlessly with corporate legal departments, we tailor our executive search services to align with your unique legal strategy and needs. Choose E.P. Dine for your next general counsel search and experience a transformation in your legal leadership that drives success, innovation, and excellence across your entire business.

General Counsel Searches FAQs

General counsel compensation varies widely, influenced by industry, company size, and location. Total compensation can range from low-to-mid six figures up to several million dollars, with the highest compensations typically found in leading Fortune 500 companies. At the very top of the GC compensation scale, the top-ranking general counsel in the U.S. made more than $15 million last year.

Companies should assess their legal and business needs when hiring a general counsel. The candidate should have qualifications that align with these needs, bringing strategic value to the company's legal and business operations.

E.P. Dine's extensive network is critical in successful general counsel searches, sourcing top candidates in various industries. Notable placements include general counsels for large global public companies, to startups, to more mature privately-held companies.