Paul Dorfeld is a Director based in the Chicago office where he recruits and places high-level attorneys with Am Law 200 firms and top mid-size firms throughout the Midwest as well as with Fortune 500 companies nationally.
Paul received three Bachelor’s degrees with honors from The Pennsylvania State University’s Schreyer Honors College and received his J.D. with honors from The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. Prior to recruiting, Paul was a litigation associate at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago and also worked on corporate bankruptcies and large class actions at the Garden City Group.
In his free time, Paul enjoys running along Lake Michigan with his tireless puppy Amber, reading on his balcony (when it’s warm), and weightlifting. Paul is active in several bar associations and also serves as a mentor for local law students.
From his first email to the day I walked into the door at my new job, Paul treated my lateral move with the utmost professionalism, offering guidance, reassurance, patience, and humor along the way. Never did I feel like just a placement. He was promptly responsive to calls, emails, and texts. He reviewed and revised my resume with extremely helpful comments. He listened to my requirements and reminded me of them when the excitement of the process threatened to lead me astray from my goals. And, he offered his personal friends to assist with our cross-country move. The lateraling process is hard. It is stressful. It is emotional. Paul acknowledged these facts but kept me focused, motivated, and empowered. I expected to succeed in finding the right job. I did not expect to also find a trusted friend. - Greg Fosheim, Associate, McDermott Will & Emery
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