What We Do

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CLS Executive Search, a division of Chicago Legal Search, Ltd., which was established in 1988, is a diversity-owned and managed retained executive search firm that provides executive-level recruitment for international, national, regional and local law firms; global Fortune 500 corporations and smaller publicly and privately-held companies; and not-for-profit organizations.

We recognize the unique challenges that organizations face in both the recruitment and retention of top talent. Our clients benefit from our ability to identify and attract the best executives in the market.

Whether your strategic objective is to expand existing offices or enter new markets, CLS Executive Search can help you find the best executive talent. We work closely with your organization’s executive committee to customize each search to your strategic vision, management style, financial parameters and culture.

CLS Executive Search provides its clients with several advantages not available from even the largest executive search firms. Some of the positions we recruit for include:

  • Board of Directors
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer 
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Marketing Officer
  • General Counsel
  • Executive Director
  • Director of Administration
  • Administrator
  • Senior Director