With decades of experience in the legal industry, our team has the knowledge and expertise to help propel your career.

 
 

 

Michelle Foster is the Founder of The Foster Group as well as a veteran legal recruiter with 17 years of experience helping law firms and corporations identify the best attorneys for their hiring needs. Before starting her own firm, she worked for Major Lindsey & Africa, where she was a Partner, and consistently ranked as a top earner for over a decade. Michelle has placed some 400 attorneys throughout the course of her career and has provided advice and counsel to countless others. She has provided representation to numerous attorneys seeking growth opportunities and has successfully opened offices, placed partners, practice groups, counsel and associates in top national and international firms as well as midsize firms and boutiques. Her notable in-house placements  include the General Counsel of D.E. Shaw and Facebook. Read More...

 

 

Drew Foster is the Director of Strategy & Operations, and a Senior Legal Recruiter specializing in the placement of Partners and Associate level attorneys. Prior to joining The Foster Group Legal Search, Drew worked as a Recruiter at Michael Page, partnering with both buy and sell side Financial Services clients, such as Credit Suisse, JP Morgan Chase & Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. As a ‘full cycle recruiter’ Drew understands how to effectively manage the recruitment process, from both the candidate and client perspective, which has led to successful placements and fruitful relationships. When partnering with candidates, Drew works sedulously to understand their career path, motivations and long term goals, to ensure an efficient and targeted job search. Read More...

 

 

Dick Gordon is a veteran legal recruiter, with over 25 years of experience in which he has successfully placed more than 300 General Counsel and many high-level Partners, resulting in long-standing relationships and partnerships with Fortune 1000 companies and law firms across the nation. Dick brings an abundance of knowledge and experience to The Foster Group. His practice focuses on Partner and In-House placements nationwide.  Read More...

 

 

Elaine Oh is a Senior Legal Recruiter specializing in the placement of Associate and Partner level attorneys. She previously worked as a Business Development Executive at an Industry Research firm where she brought in new business and worked with clients in the legal, banking, financial services, and higher education industries. Having spent years in the Business Development space, Elaine understands the importance of maintaining long-term business relationships through a consultative approach when working with candidates in order to strengthen their standing with top-tier Law Firms and to further their careers. Elaine exhibits an industrious work ethic, and prides herself on her versatile and auto-didactic approach to life. Read More...
 

 

 

Ron Primus is a Senior Legal Recruiter specializing in the placement of Partner, Counsel, and Associate level attorneys.

Prior to joining the Foster Group, Ron was a Director at a highly reputable executive search firm, specializing in Legal and Compliance roles. He also served as a Director for two years at Major, Lindsey, & Africa, working on both legal and in-house placements. During his time there, Ron placed partners, attorneys, and legal professionals at major corporation and Am Law 100 firms. Before transitioning to legal recruiting, Ron spent 10 years working at several major law firms in New York. Read More…


 

Erika Pitterson is a Senior Legal Recruiter specializing in the placement of Partner and Associate level attorneys.  She has a decade of legal recruiting experience having worked in-house at prominent companies such as D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P., Goldman Sachs & Co., and Axiom Global, Inc.  Prior to becoming a legal recruiter, Erika was a real estate associate at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in San Francisco. Erika earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and Dramatic Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.  

Erika has managed hundreds of legal searches for attorneys at all levels of seniority across a wide variety of industries and practice areas.  She has extensive experience developing and delivering interview training programs, leading complex offer negotiations, and advising on legal talent management issues.  Erika uses her full life cycle legal recruiting experience to provide customized counseling and advice to attorneys throughout the lateral recruitment process.  Read More...

 

 

With over 25 years of legal practice experience and over 10 years as a legal recruiter, Lisa offers the unique ability to develop lasting relationships with both clients and candidates. As a lawyer, Lisa worked in all settings, at all levels, and rose to the top of her field. She commenced her legal career at the SEC before moving to a prominent New York City law firm where she was a litigation associate. After that, she moved in-house, and worked for 17 years at the #1 global record company, PolyGram Records (now known as Universal Music Group). She started as a Senior Attorney and within 7 years had moved up the ladder to become Senior Vice President & General Counsel, a position she held for 10 years.  After a $10 billion merger between PolyGram Records and Universal Music, Lisa served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Atari, Inc., a well-known computer game company (then a publicly-traded company), where she established full-service multi-office legal departments (NY, MA, CA) and provided counsel to the Board of Directors and Senior Management. Read More...

 

 

 

With over 25 years of executive and legal recruiting operations and management experience, Carmen is responsible for attracting and retaining quality candidates for The Foster Group, building and creating successful and profitable relationships with clients, and serving as a strategic partner on organizational planning, partnership management, project delegation and execution and process optimization matters. Prior to joining The Foster Group, Carmen was a partner at Major, Lindsey and Africa where she was the Global Leader for the Associate Practice and a recruiter in the Law Firm Management Group. Most recently, she was the Chief Operations Officer of NYPS, a New York Film Production company.  Read More...