Client Testimonials

The best way to understand the quality of our work and the candidates we present is to hear directly from our clients.

We engaged Calibrate Legal to find the right executive-level match for our unique firm culture. Jennifer took the time to learn about us, helped us craft the perfect strategy, and brought us a slate of excellent candidates that far exceeded our expectations.

– Marc Weintraub, Partner, Bailey & Glasser LLP

Throughout my 30+ years in senior management I have engaged the services of many executive search firms; I never worked more effectively, efficiently or productively with anyone as I have with Jennifer. Her knowledge of the competitive landscape, her ability to target and attract candidates in a timely manner and her judgment regarding ‘best fit’ was spot on.

— Nick Tortorella, Executive Director, Kramer Levin

I feel lucky that I connected with Jennifer Johnson early in the formation of Calibrate Legal. It was the perfect timing for us to collaborate, because we wanted to elevate our KPI efforts at the firm. She has built a team with expertise and partnerships in the market to deliver results for her clients.

— Terra LiddellChief Marketing Officer | Finnegan

Carol’s experience serving as the Chief Human Resources Officer of a major U.S. law firm has provided her with an intimate knowledge of the inner workings of law firms. She has proven that she understands how to work effectively with partners, staff and business professionals alike. She is highly respected for her insight, wisdom and HR leadership by her peers and co-workers.

— S. Dan Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, Dentons US LLP

Calibrate Legal has conducted two important searches for our firm and in each case assisted us in attracting extraordinary talent in a highly competitive market.  Our firm is uniquely positioned and Carol and Jennifer understand and beautifully articulate our value proposition. They added significant value in assisting us in refining the description for each of the positions; suggesting ways to highlight the best possibilities for success in the role.  They discovered and vetted a number of qualified candidates and facilitated our evaluation.  They counseled us in difficult decisions and continue to follow up on the progress of the two successful placements.  We will use them again and are exploring new ways to work with their expanded capabilities.

— David Rue, Managing Director- Strategic Pricing & Client Value, Bass, Berry & Sims

I recommend Jennifer to anyone interested in not only identifying talent, but candidates who can exceed reasonable expectations for senior marketing positions at any law firm.

— Ben Wilson, Managing Principal, Beveridge & Diamond

Carol Crawford is the epitome of professionalism and is well-respected by law firm leaders and staff. She has in-depth knowledge of the legal industry and understands the needs of law firms for genuine leadership in a variety of executive business support roles. Carol understands and appreciates that while there are similarities among law firms, each has its own unique culture. Knowing that it’s not “one size fits all” is essential to finding the right fit for the long-term success of both candidates and law firms.

I had the pleasure of working with Carol for nearly 15 years and can attest to her well-developed listening skills, responsiveness and her high level of emotional intelligence.

— Patti Lane, Director of Human Resources, Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, P.C.

I am delighted to highly recommend this team as an absolute market leader in legal services business development and marketing search and recruitment. They have handled a number of critical (and often difficult) recruitment searches for me over the past year and have done an exceptional job. Always able to source first class candidates, I have been very impressed by the professionalism, US and global market knowledge, responsiveness, and commercial acumen displayed by everyone I have worked with. Just first class.

— David McClune, Chief Marketing Officer, Shearman & Sterling

As Office Administrator of Dentons’ Brussels office, I have been working with Carol Crawford for more than 8 years. I have always enjoyed interacting with her and was very impressed by Carol’s skills and talents, and particularly her understanding of the business needs and international culture and Belgian hiring practices which are sometimes very different than in the US. Carol was always happy to learn about these differences. She is not only a highly qualified professional but most importantly she has a solid and good judgement of people and a high level of integrity.

— Dominique Cornil, Office Administrator, Dentons’ Brussels office

Carol Crawford at Calibrate Legal was an important strategic partner during our recent search for a Chief Legal Talent Officer.  She did an outstanding job in learning about our firm and understanding our culture. This allowed Carol to recruit and select potential candidates that were well aligned with our firm.  She also was a wise and trusted counselor during negotiations with the successful candidate.

— Barry Green and Marty Fantozzi, Co-Managing Partners, Goulston & Storrs

The team did a great job sourcing on-point candidates and saved me an unbelievable amount of time. I am very pleased with the outcome.

— Lisa Simon, Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

At the top of their field! They know legal marketing better than anyone I’ve met in my eight years hiring for law firms.

— Lori Kennedy, Manager, Talent Acquisition, Venable LLP

They only send through quality matches and provide valuable insight and knowledge along the way.

— Christa Crane, Chief Client Development, Marketing Officer, Loeb & Loeb

We partnered with Calibrate Legal to review our CRM/Marketing Automation technology and to evaluate our digital marketing capabilities.  They gave us a comprehensive, independent report on gaps and opportunities, with clear recommendations on where to invest. Their insights enabled a disciplined assessment of available technologies and the creation of a digital roadmap to support future growth.

— Jason Bovis, Chief Strategy Officer, Pillsbury

When we needed to rebuild our approach to marketing and business development from the ground up, we asked Calibrate Legal for help. They delivered  an assessment of the current BD team to identify capabilities, strengths, development opportunities, gaps, and future potential.  They also gave us an independent assessment of our marketing technology that showed us the gaps we needed to bridge in the short and long term.

—  Kit Murphy, Chief Operating Officer, Bricker & Eckler

We knew that the firm needed a more up-to-date approach to marketing technology, but we were not sure where to start.  Calibrate Legal’s business-focused approach gave us a roadmap for the martech investments that would give us the best return.

—  Nicole Kershaw, Chief Business Development Officer, Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Gordon Braun-Woodbury knows his stuff. His significant experience in tracking and speaking to metrics that matter has been critical as we’ve developed a dashboard to empower these conversations between marketing and firm management at Finnegan.”

—  Terra Liddell, Chief Business Marketing Officer, Finnegan

When our legacy CRM vendor sunsetted their product, we were in a difficult position.  Calibrate Legal helped us understand the CRM options available for law firms in the market.  They designed and led an in-depth review process to identify our business requirements and match us with vendors who could meet them.  At the same time, they gave us invaluable insights on the structure and composition of our marketing/BD team that we have since implemented with their help.

—  Keith Whitman, Chief Operating Officer, Thompson & Knight LLP