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:

  • 97% Search Completion Rate
  • 94% Placement Retention Rate
  • 28% Minority Placement Rate
  • 54% 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 330 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.

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

News Briefings

BarkerGilmore Opens Industrial Practice

Over the past several years, New York-based boutique search firm BarkerGilmore has experienced a surge in demand for executive search, coaching and advising services throughout the industrial and manufacturing sectors. In response, and to increase the value delivered to its clients, the firm has opened an industrial practice and named co-founder and managing partner Bob Barker as

Former McDonalds’s Chief Compliance Officer Joins BarkerGilmore
Haydee Ortiz Olinger joins BarkerGilmore

Haydee Ortiz Olinger, who most recently served as global chief compliance officer for McDonald’s, has joined the advisory and coaching division of BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm specializing in building corporate legal and compliance teams. Ms. Olinger joins BarkerGilmore’s team of former Fortune 500 general counsel and chief compliance officers who provide strategic

BarkerGilmore Expands Coaching and Advising Team

BarkerGilmore, a New York-based boutique executive search firm specializing in building corporate legal and compliance teams, has added Maureen Brundage to its coaching and advising team. She joins a group of former general counsel and chief compliance officers that collectively offer a range of advising and coaching services for legal and compliance departments. Ms. Brundage is former

BarkerGilmore Leading Search for Pinnacle West Capital Corp.

Fairport, NY-headquartered search firm BarkerGilmore has been retained by Pinnacle West Capital Corp. to identify a senior environmental attorney who will oversee a wide variety of environmental matters. For 125 years, Pinnacle West and its affiliates have provided energy and energy-related products to people and businesses throughout Arizona. BarkerGilmore specializes in a select range of

Press Releases

Meet Senior Advisor, Michael Williams, Former EVP, CLO and Secretary of Staples, Inc.

December 11, 2019 – Michael Williams most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary of Staples, Inc., while the Massachusetts-based company was the largest office product company in the world. He led all legal, compliance, and secretarial functions; managed cybersecurity incident response, trade strategy, and compliance teams; and directed a


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/

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