Ahamed “Ed” Hossain is a Director at Lateral Link, where he advises attorneys across a wide range of practice areas in their lateral and in-house searches. Ed’s approach to recruiting is based on the same dedication to service and around-the-clock responsiveness that he learned as a practicing corporate lawyer.
Previously, Ed was an associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he focused on private equity and M&A transactions. Even as an attorney, Ed found a passion in career coaching and recruiting, regularly engaging with law students on behalf of Kirkland and serving as a volunteer mentor with the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, a national organization aimed at increasing diverse representation in the legal profession.
Ed holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy (which he still uses to annoy people at dinner parties) from the University of Houston. He has also spent time volunteer firefighting, working in Asia for an e-commerce startup, and roaming the streets of Montreal and Bogota, where he lived with his wife as a fully remote student and professional way before it was cool.