Jennifer Johnson is the Founder and CEO of Calibrate Legal and its subsidiary, J. Johnson Executive Search (JJES). Jennifer has spent the last 17 years inside, and as a consultant to, law firms. As Calibrate Legal’s CEO, she utilizes that industry insight to develop modern services that prepare today’s law firms for tomorrow’s legal marketplace. Sophisticated talent plays a large role in that strategy, and Jennifer specializes in helping her clients find the best path forward when seeking to hire impact players in marketing, business development and communications roles.
In the past decade of providing placement and strategy services to law firms, she has achieved prominence as a business partner who truly understands the landscape of the current and future legal industry. Her insider knowledge — gained from six years in professional development and lawyer recruitment at a prominent Am Law 100 firm and as a leader in the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) — gives her a competitive advantage that saves her clients time and energy. She looks to her vast network of leaders from industries spanning professional and financial services, university educators, and key stakeholders in Fortune 100 companies to inform her perspective of the business world at large.
Jennifer’s expertise is international in scope and she has successfully placed candidates on three continents. She runs global searches for her clients and regularly travels throughout the country, and on occasion overseas, for the sole purpose of assessing candidates.
A featured speaker and published author on topics of professional and career development, Jennifer has appeared in the following outlets, among others:
Jennifer’s networking was profiled as a case study in J. Kelly Hoey’s 2017 book, Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships in a Hyper-Connected World. Additionally, Jennifer was inducted into the College of Law Practice Management in October 2017, which recognizes distinguished law practice management professionals. She is also a Fellow of the ALM Intelligence Program.
Jennifer holds a B.A. from Baylor University and resides in Austin, TX, with her two children.