Zain Atassi

Office: Chicago
P: 312.265.3865
School: Washington University School of Law, J.D.

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Zain Atassi is a Principal based in Chicago where she oversees attorney placements and client services throughout the Midwest.  She recruits and places high-level attorneys with leading AmLaw firms, high-end boutiques, regional firms, and Fortune 500 companies.  Her market intelligence and deep understanding of the Midwest market, along with her considerable connections with both firms and companies throughout the region, has allowed her to help numerous attorneys achieve their ultimate career goals.

Zain holds a J.D. from Washington University School of Law and a B.A. with Honors from Washington University in St. Louis.  Prior to recruiting, she spent six years as a litigation attorney with Chicago-based law firms.  Zain resides on the Northshore of Chicago with her husband and two children, and she is fluent in Arabic.


Working with Zain made what should have been the most difficult job search of my life by far the easiest. I connected with Zain while planning a move to a new, relatively small market to be closer to family. Further complicating matters, I had to coordinate my job search with my wife--a lawyer with similar interests and experience, and so a candidate for the same handful of jobs. Zain not only got me interviews at the firms where I wanted to work, but used her connections and knowledge of the firms' hiring practices to help my wife and I avoid interfering with the other's job search (which very nearly happened). Ultimately, we both ended up accepting positions at our top choices. I doubt we would have arrived at this ideal outcome without Zain's help. At the very least, her diligence and deep familiarity with the market saved me a tremendous amount of stress.
   - Georgetown Law Grad, AmLaw 200 Firm