Zenner Consulting Group, LLC ("ZCG") is the leading attorney search and placement firm in Chicago. The firm has received the highest rating possible from law firm associates in the most recent survey of the nation's legal recruiters by The American Lawyer. ZCG is one of only seven recruiting firms nationwide to receive the highest rating.
ZCG, established in 1987, is comprised exclusively of attorneys who practiced law at the finest law firms, companies and governmental organizations in the United States. ZCG is devoted entirely to the placement of attorneys. At ZCG, we work as a team. All of our clients and candidates benefit from each recruiter's experience as an attorney and as a legal recruiter. For over twenty-five years, ZCG has remained at the forefront of the Chicago legal market by successfully placing outstanding lawyers in exceptional career opportunities. Because our clients hire the very best attorneys, we only work with a highly select group of candidates.
We work on an exclusive basis with almost all of our in-house clients. The in-house positions placed by ZCG have included General Counsel, Vice President and General Counsel, Chief Counsel-Corporate Development and Finance, Chief Corporate Counsel, Senior Transactions Counsel, Patent Counsel, International Transactions Counsel, Chief Counsel-Corporate and Securities, Associate General Counsel, Assistant General Counsel, Director of Litigation, Health Care Counsel, HR Counsel, Chief Securities Counsel, Senior Counsel, Director, Corporate Counsel, ERISA Counsel and Trademark Counsel, as well as various other in-house attorney positions. Our corporate in-house clients range from multinational conglomerates, Fortune 500 companies, international public relations firms, educational institutions, governmental agencies, real estate companies and national associations, to high-technology start-up companies hiring their first General Counsel.
We have placed attorneys at virtually every high-quality law firm in Chicago, ranging in size from the very small, through the boutiques and mid-sized firms, to the largest firms. The law firm positions placed this year by ZCG have included practice heads, practice groups, partners and associates. ZCG also places attorneys in major legal markets outside of Chicago.
We have played an integral role in counseling national and local law firms respecting their strategic growth, including acquisitions, affiliations and the opening of law offices entering new legal markets.
The professionals at ZCG are committed to providing the highest quality of service to our clients. Our enthusiasm, integrity and insight, along with our extensive network of contacts, provide a uniquely personal and effective approach to recruiting and placement. The relationships we have created over the years, which have generated a large and loyal client base, are founded on principles of honesty, trust and responsiveness to the needs of our clients. Distinct from other placement firms, we meet personally with employers and candidates to obtain a thorough understanding of each client's needs and a comprehensive assessment of each candidate's educational background, legal experience, personal qualities and professional goals. The depth of our involvement in the search process results in particularly effective and long-lasting placements.
We believe the public interest organizations also deserve access to the best attorneys. Our standard fee is waived, or reduced, for placements with public interest organizations. Our pro bono commitment has led the firm to establish the Zenner Consulting Group Grant at Northwestern University School of Law to provide scholarship assistance to students pursuing professional employment in the public interest area.
ZCG is a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants.