Brittney McDonough

Managing Director; Chair of the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice

Brittney McDonough is Managing Director and Chair of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice at BarkerGilmore. She partners with executive leadership on a national platform and focuses on identifying and delivering top legal and compliance talent across a wide range of organizations including service providers, insurers, senior living, health IT, medical devices, and pharmaceutical companies. Committed to understanding her clients’ unique needs, Brittney deploys an extremely personalized, client-centric approach and builds trust and rapport with ease. Her unique ability to see beyond the resume – along with her tailored execution of BarkerGilmore’s CustomFitSM assessment process– ensures an exceptional cultural fit for client and candidate alike, leading to high stick rates.

A few of Brittney’s recent search engagements include a General Counsel for a rapidly growing national health services company, a Risk Management leader for a technologically advanced, expanding healthcare system, and a Deputy General Counsel for a fast-growing, pre-IPO health IT company. She has also completed searches for a Chief Privacy Officer for a global, leading pharmaceutical company, and a General Counsel for a nationally-leading private equity-backed health services company.

Before joining BarkerGilmore, Brittney spent a decade at a Fortune 500 company in a variety of strategic leadership roles. Foundationally trained in project management, Brittney’s ability to listen, envision, communicate, and execute consistently results in highly successful engagements and client satisfaction.

She has presented at national conferences on the legal hiring market, pay trends, and the importance of self-advocacy for women lawyers. Her insights on gender compensation trends in healthcare and life sciences have been quoted in

Brittney earned her B.A., cum laude, from the State University of New York at Geneseo.