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About Me
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Lisa Lam, Esq.


JD, Stanford Law School

MA in Clinical Psychology, Boston University

BA in Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles

I received my J.D. from Stanford Law School and began my legal career with the law firm, O’Melveny & Myers, where I specialized in corporate M&A and real estate law. I subsequently went in house before I made a significant career change in 2011 by shifting from being a practicing attorney to becoming a legal recruiter. Prior to law school, I was in the psychology field and counseled patients at the Boston VA Medical Center.

I have been a legal recruiter for over a decade now and have successfully placed attorneys with a variety of law firms, including AmLaw100 and elite boutique firms, as well as with top-level companies. In making the change to legal recruiting, I discovered a fulfilling and rewarding profession that has been enhanced by my background in law and counseling. When working with candidates, I develop close and trusting relationships with them as we explore opportunities together. Very often, my candidates undergo a great deal of self-discovery during the process, and I have found my psychology background to be particularly helpful in assisting candidates through the emotional ride. I offer my personal experiences, as well as the vast knowledge I have gained from working with hundreds of attorneys over the years, to best advise and lead my candidates. I can identify with the anxiety and confusion that often stems from a career search (having gone through these feelings myself when I made my career transitions), and I make every effort to ensure that my candidates never feel alone in the process.

Outside of recruiting, I enjoy following my favorite Peloton and Bar Method instructors, learning Mandarin, and despite being a native Angeleno, I love spending time discovering new parts of my city. I also volunteer for the Stanford Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the UCLA Alumni Association.

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