Reid Beam Associates is an executive search firm specializing in retained searches for corporate legal and compliance departments. We differ from general retainer firms as we focus exclusively on legal and compliance assignments. We are unique in the legal search marketplace as we do not represent law firms and we do not perform placements on a contingency basis. As an independent and objective firm, we draw upon our experience and knowledge to function as trusted advisors to address the needs and exceed the expectations of our clients. 
Founded in 1991, Reid Beam Associates has over three decades of experience working with companies ranging from Fortune 50's to entrepreneurial start-ups and PE backed entities. We have developed a deep expertise in the best operating practices and philosophies of leading law departments across the country. As a result, in addition to search assignments, Reid Beam also often works closely with Boards, Senior Management teams, General Counsels and Chief Compliance Officers as a consultant on matters such as departmental organization, mission, strategy, compensation, business partner relationships, assessment, training and development, and succession planning.
Approximately 85% of RBA assignments are for existing clients, a significant number of whom we have worked with for 20+ years. These long-standing relationships enable us to excel at assessing and establishing the cultural fit of each of our placements. For new clients, we are able to draw upon this experience to rapidly evaluate the individual needs of the department and implement a strategic plan to attract exceptional talent. Our commitment to limit the number of assignments we take on at any one time insures that we can both provide our clients with a panoramic landscape from which to recruit, and uphold our mission to execute assignments with the responsiveness, passion and the high touch that sets us apart.
If you would like to be considered for the firm's existing or upcoming search assignments, please email your resume to positions@reidbeam.com. Your materials will be kept in the strictest of confidence.
If you are interested in learning more about Reid Beam's search and consulting services, please contact Ruthie Beam at 847.441.5546 or at ruthie@reidbeam.com. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how our unique approach can help you meet your objectives.