Laila Abou-Rahme, Esq.

Managing Director

Laila Abou-Rahme is a Managing Director at The PeterSan Group. Laila recruits attorneys and compliance professionals (both nationally and internationally) for law firms and companies across industry sectors, with particular expertise in financial services. She has placed both senior and junior attorneys, corporate secretaries and compliance professionals in the financial services industry, and in the telecommunications, chemicals, hospitals and pharmaceuticals industries.

Laila has more than 15 years of legal experience at top-tier firms. Prior to becoming a legal search consultant, Laila was a litigation partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (previously, Bingham McCutchen). While there, her practice focused on representing investment banks and other financial institutions in commercial litigation. In addition to her litigation work, Laila advised clients, including boards of directors, on corporate governance issues, best practices, risk management and loss mitigation.

Laila has a B.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor (cum laude) from Georgetown University Law Center. She served on the Board of Trustees of New Heights Academy Charter School from 2009-2015, and as Vice President of the Board from 2011-2013. Laila is a member of the New York State Bar.