A UNIQUE APPROACH
Zerega Consulting is a woman-owned and managed legal recruiting and consulting company. We are a boutique search firm that caters to attorneys at all levels from Managing Partners to Associates as well as Legal Staff in law firms and companies throughout the United States.
Our unique blend of law firm and recruiting firm experience gives us a competitive edge effectively and efficiently handle your job search. We are a results-oriented company specializing in one-on-one, relationship based recruiting.
MEET THE TEAM
Jodie Zerega started Zerega Consulting in 2003 and has filled hundreds of attorney positions in law firms, corporations, and non-profit organizations across the United States, Canada, and Asia. She has worked with many different clients ranging from private, start-ups to publicly traded companies with over 25,000 employees. Prior to starting Zerega Consulting, she worked as the Director of Recruiting at a multi-national law firm in Atlanta for 9 years. During her tenure there, the firm grew from 185 to 525 attorneys and added 6 offices across the US and 1 in Hong Kong.
Director of Legal Recruiting
Carrie Shepherd at started Zerega Consulting in 2013. Prior to Zerega Consulting, Carrie worked as the Recruiting Manager for Holland & Knight for five years. Before that she worked with Jodie at a top multi-national law firm based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Today, Carrie has worked with many different clients as well as attorneys, placing them at an assortment of different firms. Carrie enjoys spending time with her family and friends especially cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs. "GO DAWGS!"
Senior Legal Recruiter
Kate Moore started at Zerega Consulting in 2019. Kate attended Endicott College where she received a degree in Business Management and Legal Studies. Kate has been extremely successful placing attorneys from a variety of different practices in all different types of firms from boutique to AM Law Top 200. Kate lives in New Hampshire and enjoys the outdoors, riding her horse or spending time with friends and family.
Kristin Rence started at Zerega Consulting in 2021. Prior to Zerega Consulting, Kristin has been a recruiter for many years for large retail and employment companies. She has strong written and verbal skills making her an excellent sourcing specialist. She enjoys creating lasting relationships with all of her candidates. Originally from upstate New York she relocated to Florida following her “snowbird” parents. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, loves the outdoors, and an exercise enthusiast.
Chief Operating Officer
Stephanie Thornburg started with Zerega Consulting in 2022. She brings a combination of experience in marketing, operations, planning & product and software development across multiple industries. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Orleans and moved to the Sarasota area in 2014. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, camping, and spending time with her husband and dog.
Julia Cardenas started with Zerega Consulting in 2022. She graduated in 2018 from the University of Akron with a degree in Political Science. Prior to Zerega Consulting, she has over 7 years of law firm experience where she worked with a number of attorneys in a variety of practice areas. Julia is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and she relocated to Florida in 2021 where she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her shih tzu, Lola.
Director of Legal Staff Recruiting
Victoria Richardson started at Zerega Consulting in 2022. Victoria attended Pace University in New York where she obtained a degree in Business Administration-Management with a focus in Human Resources. She also has a degree in Paralegal Studies and a Paralegal Certificate. Prior to Zerega Consulting, Victoria worked as a Senior Paralegal and in various legal support roles for over fifteen years at large, mid-size and boutique law firms in New York in a variety of practice areas. Victoria has recruited inhouse for corporations, firms, and human resource departments. Today, Victoria resides in Tampa, Florida and enjoys spending time with her dog, Huey.
Chinazo "Chi Chi" Anachebe Louis, Esq.
Chi Chi joined Zerega Consulting in 2023. She joined the firm as an experienced legal recruiter after an extensive legal career in BigLaw and at a commercial real estate boutique. She specializes in recruiting attorneys for in-house law departments across the U.S., while also focusing her work on diversity recruiting. Chi Chi prioritizes transparency and clarity throughout each phase of the recruitment process, and her recruitment style is a unique blend of passion and practicality.
Chi Chi is an Atlanta native and proud Nigerian-American. She is a graduate of Mississippi College School of Law and Auburn University. She enjoys traveling with her husband, crafting new food recipes, collecting elephants, and cheering for her Atlanta Falcons and Auburn Tigers.