Legal executive search

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What we do

GLADSTONE is a Paris based legal Executive Search firm. We work with law firms, in-house legal departments, banks and investment funds on strengthening and building their legal teams. We are specialists in recruiting for roles that require French law expertise, both in France and abroad, and can advise in French and English.


We have a long history in recruiting partners, associates and teams in all areas of business law: M&A, Private Equity, Tax, IT, IP, Data Protection, Employment, Public Law, Real Estate, Restructuring, Funds Formation, Banking & Finance, Projects and Project Financing, Litigation...

Our clients are international and French law firms and we work with Managing Partners, Global Heads of Practice, Executive Committees, Heads of Lateral Recruitment and Human Resources Directors.

Our expertise also includes advising clients on strategy, whether in relation to creating new departments, merger plans, or remuneration policy. We would also be delighted to assist with your ideas around diversity.


We recruit at all levels of seniority and across all areas of activity. Our work with in-house legal departments has given us particular insight into the Healthcare, IT, Luxury and Art sectors. We have also worked on numerous occasions with banks and investment funds in Paris and London.


GLADSTONE welcomes the opportunity to assist and support lawyers and in-house counsels on their career ambitions and goals. We are here to provide you with a clear view of the market and to advise you on the opportunities available for career progression.

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Notre approche


We will personally look after your search from start to finish. From identifying potential candidates through to offer acceptance, we believe in giving every stage of the recruitment process our undivided attention and highest quality service.


We never privilege one client over another. Together we will resolve any potential conflicts of interest which might impede us in successfully completing our search goals.

Market knowledge

We recruit at all levels of seniority, which provides us with a thorough and global understanding of the legal recruitment market. We have been assisting certain candidates for more than 10 years and many have since become clients.


Our own career paths have given us many years of experience working with counterparts in Europe, the UK and the Middle East. We have worked on searches involving multiple jurisdictions and are well equipped to assist you with your searches abroad.

Targeted search

We search, scrupulously. We proceed with adirect approach towards the candidates that we believe correspond to your requirements. Our extensive network allows us to offer you a selection of quality profiles to save you time. We submit the right number of candidates, not too many, not too few.

Your values are our objective

A candidate hire can only be successful when thevalues and expectations of both parties are clearly expressed and appreciated. We act as your ambassadors and will work with you to develop the right message with which to approach candidates.


One of the most rewarding aspects of our profession is building long lasting and trusting relationships with our clients and candidates. Everything that you share with us is treated with the greatest discretion and confidentiality.

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Our Team

Yasmine khouri

Yasmine khouri

After completing her legal studies at Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, Yasmine began her professional career working as a lawyer at an intellectual property firm. In 2014, Yasmine joined the Paris office of Fox Rodney as a legal recruitment consultant. Here she focused on the recruitment of partners and associates for international and French law firms, and developed an in-depth understanding of the French legal recruitment market. Yasmine also recruits for corporate legal departments, banks and investment funds, at all levels of seniority, in France and abroad.

Yasmine met Hanna at Fox Rodney, where they worked together for 6 years, before joining forces to establish GLADSTONE.

Hanna Ehrlich

Hanna Ehrlich

After graduating with a master’s degree in Applied Economics from Paris Dauphine-PSL, a Magistère Juriste d'Affaires from Paris II Panthéon-Assas and an LL.M. from New York University, Hanna first practiced law at SJ Berwin as a member of the Paris and New York Bars. Hanna began her career in recruitment working at SSQ in London and Paris. She then established the Paris office of Fox Rodney, where she was head of office until the creation of GLADSTONE.

Hanna has developed an expertise in the recruitment of associates, partners and significant teams for French and international law firms. Hanna also specialises in cross border partner recruitment covering multiple jurisdictions and is called upon by law firms to advise on strategy.

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