Jane Pollard
Jane Pollard Partner and Legal Search Consultant at Momentum Search Partners

Jane Pollard stands out as a highly skilled Partner and Legal Search Consultant at Momentum Search Partners, with a robust network comprising over 2,800 LinkedIn connections. Possessing an impressive background as both a practicing lawyer and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Pollard leverages a wealth of knowledge and experience to navigate the complexities of the staffing and recruiting industry, specifically within the legal and compliance sectors. Pollard has been instrumental in leading Momentum Search Partners, a firm that caters to the diverse legal hiring needs of companies and law firms throughout Texas. Their esteemed clientele ranges from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and under Pollard's guidance, Momentum Search Partners has successfully placed high-caliber legal professionals, including general counsels, assistant general counsels, paralegals, contract administrators, and several others in pivotal roles.

Before joining Momentum Search Partners in March 2011, Jane Pollard made a significant impact at Prescott Legal Search, where as a Senior Attorney Search Director for a decade, they were consistently one of the top producers, specializing in permanent attorney placements across the United States. Pollard's track record includes placing elite candidates in both Fortune 500 corporations and AmLaw 100 law firms, demonstrating a finely-tuned ability to match talent with opportunity.

Prior to their foray into legal recruiting, Pollard honed their legal acumen as an associate at Thompson & Knight LLP, handling cases in commercial, insurance defense, and oil and gas litigation. This practical legal experience was further enriched by their time serving as Of Counsel at Collie & Pollard. Academically, Pollard is highly credentialed, holding a J.D. with honors from The University of Texas School of Law and graduating with high honors in Accounting from the University of Arkansas. This substantial educational foundation and hands-on experience in the legal field reinforce Pollard's expertise in legal hiring and law jobs, making them an invaluable asset to the legal search arena.

More about this expert

Full name
Jane Pollard
Location
Austin, Texas, United States
Title
Partner and Legal Search Consultant
Industry
Staffing and Recruiting
LinkedIn Connections
2808
Summary
As a former practicing lawyer and CPA, I enjoy using my knowledge and experience in both managing Momentum Search Partners and recruiting attorneys for roles with both in-house legal departments and law firms. Momentum's clients are companies and law firms in Texas who engage us to help them hire top talent for their legal and compliance needs. We have successfully placed general counsels, assistant general counsels, staff attorneys, paralegals, contract administrators, and others in legal and compliance departments of companies ranging from Fortune 100 to startups. In law firms, we have placed hundreds of legal professionals, from lateral partners and associates, to paralegals. We'd be honored to have the opportunity to help you!
Skills
Legal Hiring Law Jobs

Education

The University of Texas School of Law
J.D. with honors
Attended in 1990 - 1993
Field of study: Law
University of Arkansas
B.S. with high honors
Attended in 1979 - 1982
Field of study: Accounting

Positions

Momentum Search Partners
Austin, Texas Area
Partner and Legal Search Consultant
Mar 2011 - Present

Momentum Search Partners recruits top legal talent for law firms and in-house legal departments throughout Texas. I help companies in the technology, financial services, energy, and other sectors recruit experienced attorneys for highly specialized roles, as well as generalist roles, work with boutique firms to help them hire lateral associates, and assist partners at law firms identify alternative platforms for their practice.
Prescott Legal Search
Senior Attorney Search Director
Jan 2000 - Feb 2010

For ten years one of consistently top producers for Prescott Legal Search. Legal recruiting efforts were focused on permanent attorney placements in law firms and in-house legal departments across the United States. I have placed attorneys from general counsels and law firm partners to deputy general counsels, senior counsels, staff attorneys, and law firm associates in both Fortune 500 and AmLaw 100 firms, as well as with growing start-ups and boutique firms.
Collie & Pollard
Of Counsel
Dec 1997 - Dec 1999

Handled commercial litigation for this business and oil and gas boutique firm in Austin.
Thompson & Knight LLP
Associate
Sep 1993 - Dec 1997

Associate in Litigation Section of Austin office. Handled commercial, insurance defense,and oil and gas cases.