Biographies

  • Portrait photo of Gary A. D’Alessio, Esq.

    Gary A. D’Alessio, Esq.

    President

    Gary has been involved with the legal profession for more than thirty years. After receiving his B.S.B.A. cum laude from Villanova University in 1976 and J.D. from Tulane University School of Law in 1980, Gary practiced law for five and one-half years at McKenna, Storer, Rowe, White & Farrug. For the past thirty-two years, he has been a legal search consultant. Gary was the Co-Chair of the Careers Committee of The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association for two years. He is also a Certified Professional Consultant with the Academy of Professional Consultants and Advisors. His in-depth legal experience and knowledge of the Chicago legal market is well known in the legal recruiting industry. He has been extensively quoted on a variety of issues regarding the legal profession in The National Law Journal, Sun Times, Chicago Lawyer, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Gary also has been published in the American Bar Association’s Changing Jobs: A Handbook for Lawyers for the 1990’s and the Young Lawyers Section of The Chicago Bar Association’s Lawyers’ Guide to the Chicago Job Market. Gary is a member of the Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago and the Chicago Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is a world traveler, an Eagle Scout and an avid moviegoer.

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  • Portrait photo of Alan J. Rubenstein, Esq.

    Alan J. Rubenstein, Esq.

    Executive Vice President

    Alan joined Chicago Legal Search as a consultant in 1995 before being promoted to Senior Consultant and Executive Vice President. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1986, Alan received his J.D. in 1990 from the DePaul University College of Law where he was a Law Review member and the Executive Editor of the DePaul Business Law Journal. Alan previously spent five years as a litigation and IP associate with Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon in Chicago. He has been widely quoted as an authority on issues pertaining to the legal search profession in numerous national and local publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The American Lawyer, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Lawyer Magazine and the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. Alan has served as an invited speaker before the Chicago Association of Legal Personnel ("CALPA"), the Chicago Bar Association and law schools and undergraduate institutions nationally on legal recruiting matters. He has testified as an expert witness and consulted major law firm and corporate clients on attorney placement and career matters. Alan takes a personal approach to serving his candidates and clients which has led to several hundred placements during his career. He is honored to have successfully represented some of Chicago’s most prominent and successful attorneys. Many of his clients today are former placed candidates.  Alan has a long history of passionate commitment to diversity hiring that is well recognized in the industry and he is a member of the Cook County Bar Association. Fortunate to be able to give back, Alan is Board Secretary and a twice elected member of the School Board in Aptakisic-Tripp District 102 and a Governing Board Member of the Special Education District of Lake County (SEDOL).  He served two terms as a member of the University of Wisconsin Athletics Advisory Board and is a former Board Member and Head Coach of the Vernon Hills Stingers Fastpitch Organization. Alan and his wife Holly recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary and they are the very proud parents of two daughters.

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  • Portrait photo of Shelly Remen Sibul, Esq.

    Shelly Remen Sibul, Esq.

    Senior Consultant

    Shelly first joined Chicago Legal Search, Ltd. in 1996, where she spent eight years recruiting and placing attorneys with prominent national and regional law firms and corporations. In 2004, Shelly took a leave-of-absence to raise her two small children and then re-joined the firm in 2008. She received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1986 and J.D. from The American University, Washington College of Law in 1989. After practicing law for two and one-half years at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel in Washington, D.C., Shelly spent three years as Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago handling employment matters before federal and state courts, and administrative agencies. Shelly enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

    Phone: 312-251-2586

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  • Portrait photo of David L. Bowman

    David L. Bowman

    Legal Search Consultant

    David received his B.A. in Sociology, magna cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago in 2011, and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2014. After law school, David worked as an associate for two prominent law firms in Chicago, Woerthwein & Miller and Consumer Law Group, LLC, where he represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of personal injury cases. Naturally driven to help people, David is excited to assist attorneys in finding better career opportunities. 


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  • Portrait photo of Anna R. Szymczak

    Anna R. Szymczak

    Legal Search Consultant

    Anna received her B.A. with a double major, cum laude and with Departmental Honors, in 2010 from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She returned home to Chicago to earn her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law in 2014. During law school, Anna led many student organizations and developed a passion for career counseling and helping fellow students find employment opportunities. In 2014, she began practicing law with a focus on civil and human rights, whistleblower protection, and constitutional violations. Anna then worked at Burnes & Libman as a trial attorney handling personal injury matters before she joined Chicago Legal Search, Ltd. Anna is fluent in Spanish and enjoys being outdoors, staying active, and spending time with friends and family. 

    Phone: 312-251-2582

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  • Portrait photo of Tara Teague

    Tara Teague

    Manager of Client Development

    Tara is the Manager of Client Development for Chicago Legal Search, Ltd., CLS Legal Staffing, and CLS Executive Search. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2009, with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications. After graduation, she worked in Account Management at East Valley Consulting and The Phoenix New Times, creating advertising campaigns, including print, web and event marketing. Most recently, she worked for Howatt HR Consulting as a copywriter, researching and writing print and web content for recruitment companies, website copy and marketing campaigns. In her spare time, Tara enjoys yoga, reading and exploring the Chicago food scene.

    Phone: 312-251-2563

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  • “Shelly Remen Sibul is a consummate professional. I found her to be of great assistance in not only identifying an appropriate and rewarding position, but also in assuring that I was well-prepared for the process and ultimate transition. Her attentiveness to both the market and finding the ‘best fit’ opportunity for me showed an interest in my long-term success and well-being not often found in this industry. I would not hesitate to recommend Shelly’s services to friends or colleagues in the market for a new position.”

    J.S., Trust & Estates Associate

    National Law Firm - Chicago Office