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Lori J. Carpenter - President

Lori Carpenter has over 35 years of experience in the legal search industry, distinguishing herself nationally as an expert in recruiting top legal talent for corporations and law firms across industries in every substantive area of law.  She leads the firm’s management and business development activities and  recruits on General Counsel and other senior level searches for Fortune 100 corporations to emerging growth enterprises.  Lori also supports  specific law firms with lateral partner acquisitions, practice group mergers and firm mergers. A trusted advisor to CLS' clients, her counsel is regularly sought on current hiring needs, growth strategies, and succession planning, and she frequently consults with General Counsels and law firm Managing Partners to share in-depth market knowledge and analysis.

Lori has held numerous leadership positions within the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), including multiple terms on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee as the Association’s Treasurer.  She also has served as a Judge for Lawyers on the Fast Track for The Legal Intelligencer and was named as one of the Lawdragon Global 100 Leading Consultants and Strategists to the Legal Profession.

I love what I do. Every day, I have the opportunity to help others love what they do and to play an integral role in people's lives. That gives me great purpose. - Lori

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Sandra J. Simon - Administrator

Sandra Simon graduated with a B.A. in English, cum laude, with departmental honors, from Allegheny College in May of 2000.  After working as an administrative assistant / junior recruiter for a local non-legal search firm, Sandra joined Carpenter Legal Search, Inc. as Administrator in November of 2001. Sandra works directly with Lori Carpenter to facilitate the company’s recruiting and marketing activities and is generally responsible for “making things work.” 

In addition to her role at CLS, Sandra is Co-Dharma Heir of Sacred Feet Yoga, Editor-in-Chief for The Sacred Feet Publishing Imprint, and President and Member of the Board of Trustees for The Jones Educational Foundation 501(c)(3) non-profit. She also is Managing Editor, Dharma and Spiritual Practice for Light on Light Press and Associate Editor for The Edge, a monthly newsletter for the Evolutionary Leaders through The Source of Synergy Foundation.

Over two decades ago, I found a home at Carpenter Legal Search. It brings me great joy to be part of the team that helps others find and build their professional homes. - Sandra

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