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We partner with legal executives within public and private corporations and not for profits to provide board advisory services, retained executive search and executive assessment on in-house counsel searches as well as succession planning and leadership development. We share a commitment to and pride in doing work that contributes to successful legal careers, stronger companies, and a better world.

Our deep institutional knowledge of how an in-house legal and compliance function can most efficiently operate allows us to identify individuals with the requisite skills, experience and cultural fit for any organization.

Our financial institutions practice partners with global and regional banks and financial services firms to identify and recruit the best lawyers across a wide range of specialisms prevalent to the sector. With specialist teams located globally in every major financial center, our consultants focus on searches for general counsel, chief legal officers and departmental heads, as well as the recruitment of senior and junior level legal counsel roles.

Commercially driven and highly trusted, coupled with the capacity to dedicate time to a variety of tasks in a given day, means in-house legal counsels are not just simply advisers to a firm, but will often have a seat at the decision-making table as well.



The Partnership Track and Moving for Immediate Partnership


This article is written as a guide for senior associates or counsel to assist you in securing immediate partnership at another firm. It also explores the nature of the partnership track and looks in detail at the criteria. Read more.

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Driving Diversity

Diversity in and outside the workplace allows companies to be more open-minded and have a more complete outlook on their business strategy.


Advancing the careers of  minority lawyers goes beyond basic recruitment. Our consultants specialize in identifying and supporting diverse talent to help them to rise to the top and achieve their professional goals.

In-House Consultants

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Clinton Brown

Managing Partner




Clinton Brown founded Sheppard Brown with the aspiration of delivering exceptional legal recruitment and executive search services to private practice and in-house clients internationally. Read more.

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Industry Specializations

Financial Services 

Asset Management, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking, Infrastructure, FinTech, Insurance, Banking & Markets, Risk Management, Sovereign Wealth Funds


Public & Social Sector

Academia & Education, Arts & Culture, Government, Charities & Foundations


Private Equity

Healthcare & Life Sciences


Functional Expertise 

Chief Legal Officer


General Counsel

Corporate Secretary

Associate General Counsel

Deputy General Counsel

Chief Corporate Counsel

Chief Compliance Officer


Director of Compliance

Chief Risk Officer

Chief Privacy Officer