About Us

BarkerGilmore is a boutique firm recognized by CEOs, boards, and executives as best-in-class legal and compliance executive search professionals and leadership consultants. With a team of advisors and recruiters spanning the United States, BarkerGilmore’s client roster includes leading consumer, energy, financial, healthcare & life science, industrial, non-profit, private equity, and technology companies.

Our niche concentration gives us unequalled access to a specialized network of talent. We have established relationships that allow us to identify and engage with the top legal and compliance professionals for any assignment. We pride ourselves on providing the highest standard of service and establishing meaningful and long-lasting partnerships with our clients.

Our track record of success is evident in these three-year metrics:

  • 96% Search Completion Rate
  • 93% Placement Retention Rate
  • 22% Minority Placement Rate
  • 57% Women Placement Rate
  • 4.8/5.0 Client Satisfaction Rating

To learn more about our firm, visit https://www.barkergilmore.com/

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Our Mission Statement

BarkerGilmore’s mission is to build, develop, and optimize in-house legal and compliance teams through an unwavering commitment to quality, diversity, and long-term success.

Our Values

  • Passion – We celebrate the success of others.
  • Collaboration – We believe in the power of teamwork to achieve optimal results.
  • Integrity – We are honest, transparent, and ethical in all interactions.
  • Exceeding Expectations – We overcome obstacles, find solutions, and deliver unparalleled results.
  • Balance – We embrace our work in a flexible, team-focused, and family-first environment.
  • Continuous Improvement – We cultivate a culture of innovation in our pursuit of excellence.
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice – We foster multiple perspectives, experiences, and potentials.

 

Solutions And Expertise

With over 402 years of collective experience as sitting General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officers, BarkerGilmore’s esteemed advisors and executive search consultants have a proven record of success that sets us apart from our global competition. We have earned a national reputation as a thought leader and the go-to recruiting firm for the most qualified legal and compliance talent and the most attractive career opportunities. As a boutique firm with a focus on placing General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officers, and specialized in-house counsel, we are proud of our 98% search completion rate, our commitment to diversity, and high level of client satisfaction.

With an assessment process finely tuned for in-house counsel and compliance officers, you can trust our credentialed candidates possess emotional intelligence, motivation, passion for the position and organization, and will serve as a strategic advisor on your leadership team. Our stick rate is the highest in the industry, bringing your company exceptional value and long-term return on investment. Three years post-placement, 97% of our candidates remain at our client companies.

Today’s competitive corporate environment demands the best from its legal leaders. As such, our suite of services also includes leadership development, succession planning, and organizational strategy consultation. Enjoy full access to a team of seasoned former GCs and CCOs who will leverage their decades of experience to guide you, your department, and your organization to exceed even the highest expectations.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Organizational Strategy
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • All Industries
Functions
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Privacy
  • Risk Management

News Briefings

BarkerGilmore Recruits General Counsel for Ardent Mills

Legal recruiting continues to be a hot area for search firms. Lawyers employed by government agencies in particular have been on the move in recent months. Demand for legal work is expected to be robust as individuals, businesses, and all levels of government require legal services in the U.S. and internationally. Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which

BarkerGilmore Names Senior Advisor

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has appointed Paulette Dodson as senior advisor. “Paulette brings a wealth of expertise to our firm,” said Bob Barker, managing partner of BarkerGilmore. “Her experience of successfully navigating complex challenges and transformations, including IPOs, acquisitions, and leadership changes, speaks volumes about her strategic

BarkerGilmore Appoints Senior Advisor

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has named Kristin Campbell as senior advisor. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome Kristin to our team as a senior advisor,” said Bob Barker, managing partner of BarkerGilmore. “With her remarkable expertise in the consumer and hospitality sectors, Kristin brings a

BarkerGilmore Recruits Chief Compliance Officer for ChristianaCare

Boutique search firm BarkerGilmore, which specializes in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has recruited Gregory Ehardt as the new senior vice president and chief compliance officer of ChristianaCare. The assignment was led by partner Brittney McDonough and managing director Katie Gilmore. “Greg’s emotional intelligence is off the charts,” said Ms. Gilmore. “ChristianaCare’s leadership team and board were immediately blown

Press Releases

Study Finds Individuals Who Receive Coaching More Likely To Be Identified as GC Successors

Fairport, NY (January 10, 2024) — BarkerGilmore, a boutique executive search firm recognized for helping companies build world-class legal and compliance departments nationwide, released its 2024 Aspiring General Counsel Report today. The data was collected from a random sample of in-house counsel throughout the United States via an online survey administered in September 2023. “BarkerGilmore

Study Finds Women GC Less Likely to Know They Are GC Successors

Fairport, NY (November 28, 2023) — BarkerGilmore, a boutique executive search firm recognized for helping companies build world-class legal and compliance departments nationwide, released its 2023 General Counsel Succession Report today. The data was collected from a random sample of general counsel throughout the United States via an online survey administered in September 2023. “General

BarkerGilmore Adds Paulette Dodson, Former General Counsel & Corporate Secretary of Alight, Inc., to Senior Advisor Roster

Fairport, NY (November 9, 2023) – BarkerGilmore, an in-house legal and compliance executive search, coaching, and advisory firm, has announced the appointment of Paulette Dodson as senior advisor. With a track record of providing guidance to executive leadership and boards, Paulette’s role extends to executive coaching, succession planning, and diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting for the firm’s clients. “Paulette

BarkerGilmore Adds Kristin Campbell, Former EVP, General Counsel, and Chief ESG Officer of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc., to Senior Advisor Roster

Fairport, NY (October 12, 2023) – BarkerGilmore, a leading in-house legal and compliance executive search, coaching, and advisory firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kristin Campbell as Senior Advisor, adding her extensive knowledge and experience in the consumer and hospitality sectors to the firm’s roster of distinguished advisors. She will work closely with current and

Multimedia

Blogs:
7 Key Ingredients to Becoming a General Counsel
Inside the High Demand for General Counsel Leaders
In-House Recruitment as a Driving Force for Diversity in the Legal Profession
General Counsel Pay Trends: A Q&A with John Gilmore, BarkerGilmore
Behind The High Demand For Chief Legal Officers
Chief Legal Officers are in High Demand
Meet Senior Director, Katie Gilmore, the Newest Member of the Executive Search Team
Maximize Your Law Department’s Value by Leading ESG
A Deep Dive: The Critical Role of the General Counsel
How to Determine if a Company is the Right Culture Fit for You
Fostering a Culture of Collaboration and Inclusion in the Digital Era
How to Determine if a Candidate is the Right Culture Fit
8 Trends for Fortune 500 General Counsel Appointments in 2020
Top 5 Moves to Become a General Counsel
How to Describe Your Company Culture to Attract the Right Candidates
Three Ways Women Lawyers Can Overcome Reluctance to Self-Advocate in the Workplace
Selecting the Best In-House Counsel Recruitment Firm
Working with a Recruiter: In the End, Trust is a Must

To view all of BarkerGilmore’s blogs, please visit: https://www.barkergilmore.com/content_type/blog/

Research:
BarkerGilmore’s Report On Private Equity And Portfolio Company Salary Trends
BarkerGilmore’s Report On Healthcare And Life Sciences Salary Trends
BarkerGilmore’s Report On Compliance Professional Salary Trends
BarkerGilmore’s 2023 In-House Counsel Compensation Report
From DEI Statements to Action
2021 In-House Counsel Compensation Report
The CEO’s General Counsel: A Strategic Advisor and Champion of Business Growth
2020 Aspiring General Counsel Report
2020 General Counsel Succession Report
2020 General Counsel Compensation Report
The CEO Perspective: The Role and Value of Today’s GC
2020 Healthcare and Life Sciences Compensation Report
Legal Assessments Benefit the Bottom Line

To view all of BarkerGilmore’s research, please visit: https://www.barkergilmore.com/content_type/research-report/

Case Studies:
To view BarkerGilmore’s case studies, please visit: https://www.barkergilmore.com/barker-gilmore-case-studies-ver-2