Jesse Hyde

Office: Chicago
P: 312-906-7643
School: Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D.

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Jesse is a Director based in the Chicago office and specializes in placing associates, partners, and in-house counsel with leading Am Law 100 and 200 law firms and premier corporations.  As an experienced recruiter, Jesse places attorneys in a broad range of practice areas, including: corporate, finance, real estate, intellectual property, restructuring, health care, and tax.

Prior to joining Lateral Link, Jesse was a Managing Director and an Attorney Search Director with national legal search firms where he placed an exceptional number of attorneys with prestigious large and midsize law firms and corporations.  Before recruiting, he practiced as a commercial litigation attorney with a regional midsize law firm.

Jesse received his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he was on the Dean’s List and a Member of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. Jesse received his B.A. from the University of Michigan and majored in history.  Jesse is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and on the Board of Directors for the University of Michigan Alumni Club.


Jesse is an incredible recruiter with real knowledge and a real understanding of the legal market. I would recommend him highly based on personal experience. He is responsive, diligent, and willing to go to bat for those with whom he is working. He's very understanding of the time demand on those in the legal industry, and presents concise, actionable advice. I would highly recommend his services to anyone seriously looking to make a lateral move.
   - Am Law 100 Corporate Finance Associate