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Erin Sears, Esq.

Email:    Phone: (202) 370-7684

Erin focuses on placing top attorneys in the Washington, DC market.  She also leads searches in other major markets around the country.  

The attorneys and employers with whom Erin works trust in her because she “is relatable,” “has instant credibility,” and “knows what she is talking about.” 

Prior to joining Garrison & Sisson, Erin had a successful career in BigLaw, having practiced for twelve years in DC as a litigator at Paul Hastings, as well as at Three Crowns, a high-end international arbitration boutique.  Since becoming a legal recruiter, she quickly developed a reputation for facilitating successful placements across a range of practice areas at coveted AmLaw and boutique firms.  

Candidate Testimonials

  • “I loved working with Erin during my lateral process.  I would recommend Erin to anyone in this profession looking to make a change.” (National Security)
  • “Working with Erin is a pleasure.  She has her pulse on the lateral market and maintains close relationships with the key decision makers at many DC firms.” (Privacy/Cyber)
  • “Working with Erin was a fantastic experience.  Her warm and thorough approach was exemplary – from interview coaching to providing specific insight into each interviewer.... She has my highest recommendation.” (FCPA/Investigations)
  • “Erin helped me pursue an opportunity that I never would have been aware of were it not for her and her team.”  (Government Contracts)
  • “She was never pushy, and I always felt like she had my best interests at heart.  I would recommend her to anyone looking to make a move.” (Litigation – Communications)

Education:  Erin earned her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a member of the Washington University Law Quarterly law review.  She received her B.S. from the University of Maryland at College Park, graduating magna cum laude with double degrees in International Business and Logistics & Transportation.  

Outside Interests:  Erin is a native of the DC area – born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland, but now a long-term resident of DC’s Cleveland Park neighborhood.  In her free time, she enjoys the traditional crab feast, cheering (loudly) for her boys at their little league baseball games, and traveling.  She is also a board member of the Rosedale Conservancy, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Cleveland Park’s village green, and the Hawaii International HOPE Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to community development efforts in impoverished areas of Southeast Asia.