Lucy Phillips

Consultant, Legal & Compliance (US)

Lucy Phillips is a Consultant, Legal & Compliance at Rutherford, a London and New York-based recruitment firm which specialises legal, compliance and financial crime searches within law firms and financial services businesses.

With a strong background in global recruitment, Lucy has an eye for identifying and placing top diverse talent. With hands-on experience building out a new discipline in her previous role, Lucy has joined Rutherford's compliance and legal team to continue our efforts and further widen our scope in the United States.

What can colleagues - and friends - expect when they are around you?
I’d like to say that I’m a positive and animated person to be around. I aim to always be there to work through a challenge and listen when people need a sounding board.

The delivery of a random anecdote or terrible one-liner is also a strong possibility.

What are your guiding principles at work?
Always working with honesty and transparency and never being afraid to ask questions. I like to find out what motivates or engages people and build upon that to achieve results.

What motivates you in work and in life?
I am motivated by progression and like to embrace new challenges in both a professional and personal capacity. If I can leave a situation feeling like I have learnt something valuable, then that for me is incredibly rewarding.

What is the most unexpected thing you ever did?
I once became a midwife to two pigs and helped deliver 28 piglets in the dark on New Years Eve.