In-house Legal Roles We Place

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Head of Legal
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Legal Counsel

The Importance of In-house Counsels Within Firms

Commercially driven and highly trusted, coupled with the capacity to dedicate time to a variety of tasks in a given day, means in-house counsels are not just simply advisers to a firm, but will often have a seat at the decision-making table as well. Rutherford's regulatory in-house legal recruitment specialists are known to be unparalleled in the market: we are one of the leading regulatory in house counsel recruiting firms in the United States of America.

​Why Are In-house Lawyers Needed in the Financial Services Sector?

The highly-regulated environment of financial services means that the modern in house counsel is able to provide accurate and time-sensitive advice to the organisation that can be relied upon. 

With the increasing complexity of regulations within the financial services industry, it is easy to understand why there is a growing market demand for legal compliance lawyers, particularly in the United States of America.

Our in-house attorneys sit within leading private equity firms, private credit firms, hedge funds, asset managers and many more financial services businesses in the alternative space. Our top legal recruiters will source only the best in-house counsel within financial services in the US.

What Do Our Legal Recruiters Do?

The Rutherford team works with some of the best performing asset managers, hedge funds and private equity firms globally, and are committed to ensuring top in-house lawyers are placed with our clients. 

Every day, our team of in house legal recruitng specialists sources the best talent on the market, to ensure their background, aspirations and overall personality represent a culture fit for the clients they service.

Why Should You Choose Our Legal Counsel Recruitment Specialists?

Our legal department has highly specialist consultants with extensive knowledge in the regulatory in-house counsel recruitment sector, making our firm a top choice when it comes to senior legal searches within financial services.

​The Best In-house Legal Jobs in the US

Are you currently looking for your next move in the legal space? From Paralegal to General Counsel, Rutherford covers a wide range of positions in the in-house general counsel industry, with a focus on the financial services sector.

Because of the network we have built and nurtured over the past decade, Rutherford today has some of the best in-house roles in the US. More specifically, we have a vast array of top in-house jobs in New York (United States of America).

​Need Assistance Finding an In-house Legal Job in New York?

If you are thinking of making a career change and are now seeking an in-house legal job in New York, head over to our vacancies in order to find Rutherford's latest selection of in-house jobs or contact our in house legal counsel recruiter for current postions.

Securing an In-house Legal Job in New York: Can't Find What You Are Looking For?

If you can't find what you are looking for, get in touch with our specialist in house legal recruitment firm - our legal department will take the time to properly assess your needs to then tailor their approach accordingly.

​Does Rutherford Offer Different Types of Regulatory In-house Legal Recruiting Services?

Rutherford offers different types of in-house legal recruitment services, to always meet its clients' hiring needs.

Rutherford's Retained Search Services Within In-house Legal Recruitment

Our Retained Search Services are an ideal solution for businesses seeking niche, highly specialized legal professionals. Our in house counsel specialists will adopt a tailored and rigorous approach to ensure our clients secure the finest talent on the market.


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In-house Legal Consultants

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Jonathan Skerrett


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Jackson Baker

Head of US

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Tevia Kretzmer


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Lucy Phillips

Consultant, Legal & Compliance (US)

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Chloe Gaskin

Consultant, Private Practice

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Rutherford was unreal. Recruitment does not have a great rep in my opinion with a number of folks within the sector making everyone look bad for many reasons.

Rutherford was different they worked as if it was their last placement ever. Produced more than any other agency I have ever worked with. Credit to them.

Head of Information Security, Software Company

​Rutherford sends strong candidates, they have a good conversion rate, represent us well, follows instruction and are generally really pleasant to deal with.

Experienced Hire Recruitment, Quantitative Trading Firm

Rutherford was v easy to work with, adapted to my schedule and messaging preferences and helped to prep me for the interview.

Technology, Quantative Trading Firm

I have worked with Rutherford on a number of compliance and legal searches over the years.

They have consistently helped recruit top quality individuals into the firms I have worked for. Their knowledge of the market is fantastic and, importantly, they spend time getting to know the vacancy and the firm to ensure that they put forward the right candidates.

Highly recommend their compliance recruitment firm.

COO, TT International

​There aren't enough words to express my sincere gratitude and thanks to Rutherford for their assistance in helping me land an amazing role at a phenomenal private equity firm.

Rutherford's Compliance recruitment consultants were friendly, proactive, encouraging, and extremely helpful in guiding me through the recruitment process. I never once chased them and was consistently on the receiving end of calls, getting regular updates on the progress made. They kept an open and honest line of communication and spent a considerable amount of time prepping me at each stage of the process.

Their technical knowledge coupled with their down-to-earth personality makes Rutherford undoubtedly an amazing choice of a compliance recruitment firm if you're considering a career move in the legal or compliance sectors.

Compliance Associate, Leading European Private Equity Firm

​During the time I have known Rutherford, their compliance recruitment team have shown a combination of efficiency, consistency and a frankness which is rarely found amongst their competitors. I have been consistently impressed by my compliance headhunter's attitude whenever we have interacted. He was very encouraging and patient, just a genuinely nice person too. Would highly recommend him and Rutherford, and will be eternally grateful to them for helping me secure a role at my dream firm.

Compliance Director, Generation Investment Management

Rutherford's compliance recruitment team knows the market extremely well. They know all the players in the space and can speak to each's professional history and personality. They are very open and honest when communicating roles as well as any feedback a firm has after reviewing your resume or an interview. They always make a case for their clients and are extremely thoughtful in the roles they put you up for. Without them, I wouldn't have been able to move to London! I would recommend them to any colleague or friends in the Compliance space.

Vice President - Compliance, SoftBank Investment Advisers

​Working with Rutherford was an absolute pleasure, helping me secure my new position. They were very responsive and gave a lot of support throughout each stage of the recruitment process.

I would definitely recommend their compliance recruiters to those seeking a professional move!

Compliance Professional, Lansdowne Partners

I approached Rutherford in September 2020 looking for a new role and they couldn't have been more attentive. They kept me updated, ensured clear communication through the process - from introduction to offer - and ensured I moved to the best opportunity. The team is highly attentive and hard working.

Control Room Analyst, Citadel

​We have worked with Rutherford Search on a number of occasions to find candidates for regulatory/compliance positions and I’ve always found their London compliance recruitment team to be professional and helpful. They’ve done a great job of helping us find the best possible candidates and we have always been very pleased with the service offered.

Their compliance recruiters is proactive and reliable, invested in understanding and meeting our needs as a client and, most importantly, they are able to find and suggest great candidates which meet our specific briefs. The quality of service and candidates that we have received has always been high and this is indicative of Rutherford’s well-deserved reputation in the market.

Global Head of Compliance & Regulatory, FTSE 250 Asset Manager

​Rutherford recently placed me into my future role. At all stages of the recruitment process, they has been extremely positive, has provided excellent guidance with regards to interview preparation, and ensured I was kept up to date with news from the company throughout the selection process, providing timely feedback after the end of each stage. They have been an absolute joy to work with, and if you are looking for a new Compliance role, I can’t recommend them enough!

Financial Crime Manager

Having worked in the interim MLRO/Financial Crime market for more than 10 years, I have worked with a number of recruiters and sourcing agencies. However, amongst them I found Rutherford to be more professional than most I have encountered.

I have no hesitation in recommending associates to contact them if they are looking to recruit, as I am at times when in an interim role, or if they are looking for AML or other financial crime roles in the financial services sector.

Interim MLRO, DNB

​Having made two excellent Compliance hires for our firm in London, Rutherford will be my go-to recruitment partner in the future. They fully understood our briefs and the culture they were recruiting for, which made the process efficient and transparent. My candidates were also happy with their interactions with the team, which were professional yet friendly. It was a pleasure working with them, and they would be the first firm I would recommend to others embarking on a recruitment process.

Chief Legal Officer, Eton Park International LLP

​Rutherford was instrumental in assisting Liquidnet Europe Limited in our search for a Head of Regulatory Compliance and Legal Affairs. They presented a selection of candidates with a range of experience. Each CV was a match to our requirements and to our cultural fit. This was no small feat considering the hybrid legal and compliance profile we were seeking. In the end, each area of our spec was met and the incumbent in the role is settling in nicely.

Subsequent to this search, Rutherford has also placed a contract surveillance person - again, superb match of skills to spec. The Rutherford team is personable, responsive and I highly recommend their services.

Head of HR - Global Talent Engagement, Liquidnet Europe Limited

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