We at Swan Legal Search are so proud of our brilliant legal recruiters! (We definitely have the best in the business.) This month, we wanted to recognize our recruiter, Erin Curran.
Erin is a seasoned legal recruiter specializing in associate career development. She is well versed in the California market having worked in both Southern and Northern California as a recruiter and an attorney. Erin has made numerous placements with AMLAW 100 firms as well as regional and boutique firms. We are thrilled to have Erin on our team.
Erin is a fourth generation Californian who grew up in Mammoth Lakes, California. She graduated with a B.A. in English from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and received her J.D. from Vermont Law School where she focused on environmental law. Erin then joined the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). After completing Airborne School, Erin was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina where she served as the environmental attorney for the installation. Erin was later promoted to the Army’s Environmental Law Division in Washington D.C. where she provided substantial litigation support to the Department of Justice.
After voluntarily completing an additional tour, Erin left the Army to return home to California. She worked in both the environmental and litigation departments for a terrific Los Angeles firm that has since merged with Alston + Bird, LLP. After more than eight years practicing law, Erin became a legal recruiter. She has tremendous knowledge about the legal industry and thoroughly enjoys working with law firms and associates.
“I love my job”, says Erin, “finding the perfect fit for an associate and a firm is an incredibly rewarding experience. Much of my job is focused on career counseling. I ensure that my associates are making a move that is beneficial to them. Long-term planning is critical for a successful legal career. Swan Legal Search has been in the business for almost 15 years and many of the partners that we work with now, we once placed as associates.”
“On that point, I am thrilled to work for a company like Swan Legal Search that has strong relationships with the firms’ managing partners and recruiting administrators. We have a wealth of inside information about what distinguishes the firms from one another. Information is key in making an informed, intelligent opinion about one’s career and at Swan, we have that information to share.”
When Erin is not drafting cover letters, coaching her associates for interviews, and negotiation job offers, she is building up the courage to surf in the Bay Area’s notoriously cold and sharky waters.
If you’re an attorney looking for a great recruiter to help your legal career path, contact Erin today.