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Marina Sirras
Principal


Marina Sirras is the Principal of Marina Sirras & Associates LLC, (MS&A) a legal search firm based in New York City that specializes in recruiting for law firms and corporations in the United States and internationally. She has more that 21 years of experience in recruiting attorneys. Marina is an active member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC) and has been a member of the NALSC Board of Directors since 1997. Marina is the current Chairman and Past President of NALSC.

As a first career, Marina was a marketing analyst for The A.C. Nielsen Company’s Food and Consumer Products Division and Warwick & Legler, a New York mid-size advertising agency (now defunct). Later, as a "stay-at-home mom", Marina owned and operated several small businesses and was a great volunteer. In 1986, Marina began her career in legal search at one of the largest New York search firms and in 1987, in partnership with Kai Cramer, formed Cramer & Sirras, Inc. Marina took over full control of the company in 1991 and changed the name to Marina Sirras & Associates.

Marina is often called upon to comment on trends in the legal recruitment industry and has been quoted numerous times in legal publications and featured in an article in the ABA Journal (July 2005) Marina has spoken at many conferences including:

• NALP Annual Education Conferences: “Ethics and Legal Recruiting” (2005) and “Managing the Legal Search Consultant Relationship” (2006).

• At the Association of the Bar of the City of New York – panelist at seminars on “Lawyers in Transition” (2006) and “Transitions: Exploring Non-Legal Roles within Law Firms” (2008) focusing on lawyers seeking administrative positions in law firms.

• At the Chief Marketing Officers Forum in NYC, Marina participated on a panel discussion “Attracting Lateral Partners & Groups” on the importance of a good Marketing Department in recruiting lateral partners.


If you would like to contact Marina Sirras please email msirras@lawseek.com.


Lisa Nilsson Levin
Director

Lisa Nilsson Levin is a legal recruiter/consultant focusing upon the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as other areas of California, in placing partners and associates in all areas of practice. Prior to joining Maria Sirras & Associates LLC, Lisa was a business development and client relationship specialist and has 14 years of experience working with U.S. and international law firms and clients, including Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized companies, and early-stage companies. Lisa was a Commercial Litigation Partner with a San Francisco-based law firm for eight years. She remains an active Member of the State Bar of California.

If you would like to contact Lisa Nilsson Levin please email LNilsson@lawseek.com.


Carla Trigueiro
Director

Carla Trigueiro is a recruiter at Marina Sirras & Associates LLC and she specializes in Latin America. Her experience in placing partners and associates in major international firms is solid. She has also placed attorneys in multinational banks and companies, both in the U.S. and in Latin America. She has been a legal consultant since the year of 2000. In March of 2001 Carla joined MS&A LLC. Prior to moving to New York, Carla was a lawyer in Brazil where she specialized in commercial litigation. She graduated from UFRN (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil), did a Masters Degree in Civil Procedure at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP), Brazil, and studied English for one full year in Oxford, England. Her native language is Portuguese and she is fluent in English and Spanish.

If you would like to contact Carla Trigueiro please email ctrigueiro@lawseek.com.


Jennifer Sirras Ray
Managing Director


Jennifer Sirras Ray joined Marina Sirras & Associates LLC in August of 1994. Prior to her current position, Jennifer was an Intellectual Property and International Trade paralegal in New York for four years. While at Marina Sirras & Associates LLC, Jennifer has conducted numerous in-house and law firm searches in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Jennifer graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in International Relations. She currently resides in Massachusetts.


If you would like to contact Jennifer Sirras Ray please email jray@lawseek.com.


Audrey Rabinowitz
Director

Before joining Marina Sirras & Associates in July 2013, Audrey Rabinowitz was previously with Audrey Golden Associates, Ltd. where she specialized in placing partners, counsel and associates at small and midsized law firms.

Ms. Rabinowitz is a cum laude graduate of Hamilton College with a J.D. from New York University School of Law. She was a real estate lawyer and litigator at two New York boutique law firms. She is a matchmaker by nature and enjoys connecting lawyers and firms who are looking for a long term relationship.


If you would like to contact Audrey Rabinowitz please email arabinowitz@lawseek.com.


Jane Hoffman
Executive Assistant

For general resume submissions, please contact Jane via email at jhoffman@lawseek.com.

If you would like to contact Jane Hoffman please email jhoffman@lawseek.com.


Kate McNamara
Director


Kate joined Marina Sirras & Associates in 2011. Kate is an intellectual property recruiter, specializing in the placement of IP attorneys, patent agents, technology specialists, and other IP transactional positions including trademark, licensing, and corporate IP professionals throughout the United States. She is in a unique niche of working with individuals who have a passion for intellectual property law. Prior to recruiting, Kate worked as a legal assistant for several law firms, including Pennie & Edmonds, a former IP boutique in New York City. She earned a B.S. in Human Resource Management.


If you would like to contact Kate McNamara please email kmcnamara@lawseek.com.

 

 


    
Marina Sirras & Associates LLC is a proud member of the American Bar Association, the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Legal Search Consultants, and the Directory of Executive Recruiters.

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