Nation Partner Search

Jill Gould

Founder & CEO
National Partner Search

(301) 530-8045

Jill Gould is the Founder & CEO of National Partner Search, a nationwide, partner-level attorney recruiting firm that connects leading law firms with outstanding legal talent. In addition to being the operations head and strategic decision maker, Jill leads the firm's talent recruiting and law firm consulting activities, connecting and planning daily with her vast network of client law firms and attorneys throughout the United States.

Jill's position is the culmination of over a decade of experience recruiting senior level attorneys and consulting for top national, international and boutique law firms. She specializes in partners and practice groups and is frequently contacted by managing partners tasked with key search priorities. Jill has earned a widespread reputation for exceptional service by staying connected with the marketplace: she regularly consults with practicing attorneys about market activities and opportunities, which allows her to form early insights into emerging trends.

This considerable marketplace knowledge ensures Jill is a sought after and trusted consultant on important individual career decisions and organizational strategic initiatives. In consulting with leading law firms, she prioritizes connecting them with talent that is not only interested, but also qualified and a match for the firm's culture. This process creates a dynamic environment, optimized for attorneys to reach their full potential and for law firms to add senior resources that exceed expectations.

Law firms that work with Jill are empowered to make transformational acquisitions that make goals for performance and growth achievable. Attorney clients who trust Jill's expertise and professional guidance are able to access the information needed to make decisions that maximize their professional legacy.

Jill holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Social Psychology from Tufts University and a J.D., cum laude, from Boston University. Earlier in her career, Jill clerked for the Honorable Juan Torruella on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She then practiced law at Hale & Dorr (now WilmerHale) in Boston, and later at Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal (now Dentons) in Washington, DC.