Jesse Hyde

Senior Director
Office: Chicago
P: 312-906-7643
School: Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.

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Jesse is a Senior Director based in the Chicago office and specializes in placing associates, partners, and in-house counsel with leading Am Law 100 and 200 law firms and premier corporations. As an experienced recruiter, Jesse places attorneys in a broad range of practice areas, including: corporate, finance, real estate, investment funds, intellectual property, litigation, executive compensation, employee benefits, labor and employment, technology transactions, data privacy, restructuring, health care, trusts and estates, and tax.

Prior to joining Lateral Link, Jesse was a Managing Director and an Attorney Search Director with national legal search firms where he placed an exceptional number of attorneys with prestigious large and midsize law firms and corporations.  Before recruiting, he practiced as a commercial litigation attorney with a regional midsize law firm.

Jesse received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he was on the Dean’s List and a Member of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. Jesse received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and majored in history.  Jesse is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and on the Board of Directors for the University of Michigan Alumni Club.


“Jesse was exceptional as a recruiter and a pleasure to work with personally. His industry knowledge and connections in the legal market helped me move to a corporate position with a preeminent international law firm. He was engaged and informative and always available to offer insight into the lateral hiring process. I would highly recommend Jesse to any attorney looking to make a lateral move.”
Am Law 100 Corporate Associate

“Jesse is fantastic!  His guidance through every step of the process — including reviewing my resume and deal sheet, assisting with the interview process and accepting my offer — was invaluable when I re-entered the legal market.  Jesse is responsive, professional, and knowledgeable about the market.  He also worked around my schedule, making the process easier as I balanced my workload.  It meant a lot to work with someone who is enthusiastic and personable!  I highly recommend him to those looking for a recruiter.”
Am Law 100 Corporate Associate

“I was very fortunate to have Jesse as my guide and advocate through the lateral move process. He is incredibly responsive, resourceful, and helpful. From providing practice group intel and devising a compensation request strategy to confirming how to pronounce the names of contacts at my new firm, Jesse added impressive value. I cannot recommend him highly enough.”
– Am Law 100 Labor & Employment Associate

“Jesse is an incredible recruiter with real knowledge and a real understanding of the legal market. I would recommend him highly based on personal experience. He is responsive, diligent and willing to go to bat for those with whom he is working. He’s very understanding of the time demand on those in the legal industry, and presents concise, actionable advice. I would highly recommend his services to anyone seriously looking to make a lateral move ”
– Am Law 100 Corporate Finance Associate