Anita specialises in partner hiring in the US and London as well as in strategic growth assignments for law firm clients such as office launches, office build-outs and new practice area implementation. She often works on a “fly in, fly out” model, flying into major financial centres to meet law firm partners for her clients. Anita has worked with leading law firms in the US, London, the Middle East, Asia and South Africa.
Anita also works individually with lateral partner candidates to help them secure partnership positions in a new firm in their local jurisdiction. As a senior search consultant who has been working in international legal recruitment since 1997, Anita has a deep understanding of the business of law and of the dynamics of law firms. She develops an in-depth understanding of her clients’ culture and strategic aims and she also builds a detailed picture of each candidate including their career goals, personal needs and the drivers behind each individual’s move. With this knowledge she has a long track-record of matching candidate with client.
Before joining Marsden, Anita was a recruitment manager at Clifford Chance in London, coordinating major recruitment campaigns in Australia, Canada and South Africa. She began her career as a lawyer at Simpson Grierson in New Zealand.