Former Big Law Attorney to Place Latitude’s National Pool of Flexible Legal Talent in Substantive Contract (and Full-Time) Engagements
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 26, 2022) – Teresa MacLean has joined Latitude as Director of Legal Recruiting and Placement in the company’s San Francisco office. In this role, she works with experienced attorneys, paralegals, legal operations professionals, and compliance officers in California and nationwide to place them in sophisticated flexible engagement and permanent positions with Latitude’s legal department and law firm clients.
Before joining Latitude, MacLean was a Senior Associate in the Litigation Department of Morrison & Foerster LLP. In that position, she focused on the litigation of intellectual property and complex commercial disputes while maintaining an active pro bono practice. MacLean has litigated patent and trade secret cases involving a range of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and biologic drug products, communications, and more. She has also represented life sciences and technology companies in complex commercial matters and licensing disputes. MacLean began her career as an attorney in Toronto, Canada, where she provided life sciences patent services and counseling, including domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution. She also has experience with trademark prosecution and has advised clients on regulatory compliance.
“With her considerable Big Law experience, Teresa understands the needs and expectations of law firm decision makers and corporate legal departments first-hand” said Andrew Cary, Partner in charge of Latitude’s San Francisco operations. “I’m thrilled to welcome her to our team where her knowledge and initiative will serve both clients and candidates as she connects with them as a peer, learning and understanding their goals and subsequently recommending successful matches.”
“I’m excited to be a part of a team that provides talented attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals with engaging yet flexible opportunities,” MacLean said. “Latitude has created a culture that fosters the well-being of clients, candidates, and the legal profession as a whole and I look forward to connecting with outstanding legal professionals in San Francisco and beyond and helping them achieve their personal and professional goals.”
MacLean earned her J.D. from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. She also holds an M.S. in molecular genetics from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine and a B.S. in biochemistry and biotechnology from the University of Waterloo, Faculty of Science.
Headquartered in Nashville, Latitude entered San Francisco in April 2022 under the leadership of Cary, a former Am Law 100 Partner. The company has offices in ten major cities nationwide.
Latitude specializes in employing and providing former in-house counsel and Big Law attorneys and paralegals to legal departments and law firms nationwide. The company attracts outstanding legal talent for contract and contract-to-hire roles (as well as for permanent positions) by offering sophisticated work, great clients and competitive pay and benefits along with a refreshing combination of flexibility and boundaries. Our clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to small companies and Global 50 law firms to boutiques.
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