Kerwin conducts leadership and niche searches on a retained basis. This is our highest level of service. An extremely hands on approach, we take full ownership of the search process from inception to close. Retained clients can expect deep partnership, a thoughtful search strategy, status calls, write ups, in-person evaluations, and a relentless pursuit until close.
Kerwin conducts legal and compliance searches on a contingent basis. We provide interested and qualified candidates as quickly as possible. Contingent clients can expect Kerwin to generate candidates, provide write-ups and manage Kerwin’s pipeline until close. This is a different level of service versus a retained partnership.
Kerwin’s contract and temporary placement practice allows clients to solve unique hiring problems. We have a continuous pipeline of active, on-demand talent at all levels and utilize this existing bench to quickly solve temporary complex hiring challenges.
Kerwin offers candidate coaching and client consulting. Kerwin coaches candidates on the general legal market, career transitioning, work-life balance, and resume writing. We offer client consulting focused on how to structure and scale a legal organization, compensation market feedback and broader organizational design. Please contact us to learn more.
Kerwin is deeply committed to building diverse teams. 90% of the legal and compliance leaders we recruited in 2022 identified as female, Person of Color and/or LGBTQ+. We passionately build diverse pipelines, support diversity in the workplace through our hosted events and continued efforts to decrease the gender wage gap.
Our core values differentiate us.
We approach everything we do with a hearty mix of the values below.
Remember the human, always. Our relationships have driven Kerwin forward from our founding days. They are the most important piece of our business and we value our relationships with our candidates and clients deeply. We are humble and treat everyone with respect, honesty and integrity.
Our work requires proactive and bold action. We solve challenging client problems using intellectual creativity. We go above and beyond what is accepted as possible. We take ownership in all aspects of our work and take pride in our responsibility to get to the end goal.
We need to learn and evolve to mirror the revolutionary business and legal climate. We are nimble, adaptive and move forward with thoughtful reflection. We believe wholeheartedly in continued education, professional development and seeking out opportunities to expand our perspective. We welcome feedback as an opportunity to improve.
We operate with the highest ethical standards. Integrity is the foundation on which we build relationships and effective partnerships. We respect anonymity and privacy for our clients and candidates. As trusted advisors, we assume the best intent, empathize and listen with compassion. We hold ourselves and others accountable to the highest standards in all we say and do.
We kerWIN together. Partnerships with direct and open communication lead to successful results. We are relentless in our effort to collaborate and communicate in the pursuit of excellence. We are tenacious and persevere until we have delivered results.
We celebrate authenticity and diversity in our office and our work. We believe our different backgrounds and approaches makes Kerwin a more spirited and successful company. We laugh, we take team outings. We believe that we cannot gain unless we give and try to give back however we can. We bring our whole selves to work and try to keep it as real as possible.