Carl Jackson joined GLI in July of 2008 and is responsible for coordinating projects in the Washington, DC market. With more than 12 years experience in the legal industry in various positions, Carl has worked with many managing partners, hiring authorities, practice leaders and human resource/recruiting departments in most of DC’s top firms.
Carl has placed both partners and associates in nearly every practice area. He specializes in exclusive and contingency searches at the partner level. Carl is often consulted to consult with firm management on lateral hiring blueprints for individual and group acquisitions.
When asked what attracted him to GLI after years in the law firm arena, Carl stated, “I met Nancy at a recruiting conference and was immediately impressed by her knowledge of the ebbs and flows of legal market. Her approach to the recruiting process is like none I’d ever seen, and she exudes such enthusiasm for legal recruiting and it’s contagious! I had to be apart of what she’s building at GLI.”
Carl lauds the GLI training process. “Nancy is amazing! After 20+ years of legal recruiting, she still has the intense hunger; the “fire in the belly” that combined with hard work almost guarantees success. She sees “the big picture” and walks you step-by-step through a process which allows you to not just navigate but succeed in a legal market that continues to evolve every day. Working with GLI was an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I had to take advantage of.”
When Carl doesn’t have his nose to the grindstone (or his ear to the phone), you can find him on a basketball court shooting hoops with his teenage sons, or shopping for antiques with his wife of 22 years. The family also regularly volunteers at a local soup kitchen.
Carl prides himself on establishing long-term relationships with clients and candidates alike. He strives to be an integral part of the shaping of tomorrow’s law firms and companies, and the attorneys therein.