I was generally happy with the people and culture at my old firm, and leaving was by no means inevitable. However, I wanted to practice in a specific area of law, and there were limited options given the poor job market. I received many calls from recruiters hoping to entice me with a range of opportunities. But when I turned down interviews for positions outside my area of interest, those recruiters were quick to lose contact with me. Not Lauren. She was the first to take a sincere interest in my career goals. Unlike other recruiters, she never urged me to take the first opportunity that came along. She recommended jobs if, and only if, they appeared to match my goals. She always had time to provide advice on a potential opportunity, even when the opportunity did not come through her. I also relied on her knowledge about and experience with various law firms; if she sensed that the culture at a given firm wouldn’t suit me, she openly said so. She kept in regular contact and continuously provided insightful interviewing tips. I always felt prepared going into an interview. I am now in exactly the type of job that I had been hoping for. My career would not be advancing the way it is today if it were not for her astute guidance and diligent efforts. For that, Lauren has earned my highest recommendation.