Testimonials about Alan J. Rubenstein, Esq.

  • Alan's knowledge of the Chicago market was instrumental in helping me navigate an interstate lateral move. Alan always looked out for my best interests and made sure I landed at a firm that fits well with my practice.

    Yan Grinblat, Associate

    DLA Piper

  • Alan really cares about the people he works with and gets to know potential candidates so that he is able to best place them somewhere they really fit.

    Erin Mayer, Associate Attorney

    Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

  • Alan is a great legal recruiter. He was very responsive to my questions and concerns, and he made the process of securing a new job (while I was living in a different state) as easy as possible. If you are looking for a new job in the Chicago legal market, I highly recommend that you give Alan a call.

    Joshua Rafsky, Employee Benefits Associate

    Jackson Lewis

  • Alan was a great help to me in my job search even before he ever met me. He is very knowledgeable about the Chicago market and was a great encouragement throughout the process. I’m lucky to have found him – I think it made all the difference in landing at a great firm.

    Amy Mahone, Of Counsel

    Baker Donelson

  • Alan and his team went above and beyond on my behalf. I had an idea about marketing myself and they not only helped me to develop my idea, but also got behind me 100%, stuck with me FAR longer than most recruiters would and landed me the job of my dreams. Alan and his team LISTEN and truly made me feel like I was something special! I cannot recommend Alan and his team highly enough.

    Charles Gardner, Vice President, Business Affairs and Legal

    CBS Television Distribution

  • Alan is the consummate professional. I have worked with him both as a hiring partner of a law firm, and as an individual seeking a position as in-house counsel. Whether he is representing a hiring entity or a candidate, his work is timely, professional and highly sensitive to the confidentiality issues peculiar to the industry. I would not hesitate to recommend Alan to those seeking a recruiter with the highest levels of service and integrity.

    John D. Mandelbaum, Chief Legal Officer

    American Board of Medical Specialties

  • “The decision to leave my law firm and change practice areas was not easy. Furthermore, doing so in a difficult hiring market made the task that much more challenging. To my good fortune, a colleague of mine recommended Alan Rubenstein. Alan’s contacts and knowledge of the Chicago legal market cannot be understated. However, what truly sets Alan apart is his personal touch. Specifically, in Alan I found a true representative throughout the hiring process. Alan is genuinely interested in his candidates' immediate and long term career goals and spends substantial time preparing and counseling his candidates throughout the process. I am so impressed with Alan’s skills that I have recommended his services to several of my friends. They echo the same praise for Alan as I do. He is simply the best.”

    Lyle R. Mays, Associate

    Chuhak & Tecson, Ltd.

  • “The decision to leave my former firm was difficult, but the thought of conducting a job search in Chicago while continuing to practice in Indianapolis was simply overwhelming. Fortunately, I was referred to Alan Rubenstein by a friend. Alan’s knowledge of the Chicago legal market and the different cultures within various law firms was invaluable. The information and resources Alan provided gave me a competitive advantage and allowed me to negotiate a superior arrangement, but most importantly, he helped me select the firm best suited for my personal and professional goals. I have since referred several of my friends to Alan and they have each had equally rewarding experiences.”

    Robert T. Buday, Partner

    Latham & Watkins

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Alan J. Rubenstein, Esq.

Executive Vice President

Celebrating his 25th anniversary with Chicago Legal Search in 2020, Alan serves as our company’s 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 member of the Law Review and Executive Editor of the DePaul Business Law Journal. Alan began his legal career for several years as a litigation and IP associate with Wildman, Harrold, Allen & Dixon, one of Chicago’s largest and most prominent law firms. 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 spoken before the Chicago Association of Legal Personnel ("CALPA"), the Chicago Bar Association, 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 twenty-five year career. He is honored to have successfully represented some of Chicago’s most prominent and successful partners and associates, and is deeply appreciative of their loyalty over the years. 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 recently retired after eight years of school board service, including six as Board Secretary as 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 also 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 27th wedding anniversary and are the very proud parents of two college-aged daughters.

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