Practice Areas

SkyWater’s practice areas are each led by highly-experienced executive recruiters who constantly screen, interview and network with top professionals and executives within their specialty.


We specialize in placing associate and partner-level attorneys in both law firms and corporate legal departments. We understand how competitive finding and hiring top attorneys and legal talent can be in today’s employment market. That’s where our previous legal experience and extensive network of connections offers you a distinct advantage: our Legal division, led by Lauren Swartout, has 20+ years of combined recruiting experience with attorneys-turned-recruiters that understand both the nuances of the legal field & recruiting.


  • “We’re not sure that we have the network or time to find and attract top-level legal professionals.”
  • “We’re growing, and need to find the right legal resource for our new challenges.”
  • “If we work with a firm, we need to choose a recruiter who will work as an extension of our organization, knows the legal landscape, and will work well with our internal recruiting team.”
  • Qualified candidates are often content in their current roles and not actively looking for new opportunities. We have access to passive talent and will help attract top professionals to your organization.


  • We know how to highlight the strengths of your organization. Our process is quick and efficient, which reduces the chances that another offer will get to a great candidate before yours.
  • Often times as your recruiter, we also serve as your marketer for the position you need filled. We truly act as an extension of your organization in the broader market.
  • The talent that has experience working with new technology and policy changes could be currently employed, or not looking for new opportunities. We have access to those candidates.
  • Our extensive screening process keeps our clients’ best interests at heart. We understand that tactical skills are important, but we also screen heavily for both tactical and strategic skills and work with our clients to understand the company culture and growth goals.

We’ll find, vet and secure legal professionals with the skill set you’re looking for – but we won’t overwhelm you with a multitude of candidates. You’ll only see your best choices based on your specific requirements and company culture. Our goal is to make the recruiting and hiring process more focused, efficient, and effective. We help you start with your Short List.

To talk more about the roles within your organization that need filling, give us a call at 952-767-9000 or submit your information right on this page.



Our team has proven experience in successfully placing highly qualified professionals in a wide range of legal positions.
Legal Positions
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • General Counsel
  • Partner (Equity and Non-Equity)
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Senior Legal Counsel
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Associate Attorney
  • Legal Counsel
  • Staff Attorney
  • Paralegal
  • Support Staff
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy
  • Corporate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Trusts & Estates
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“My experience with Lauren was quite positive. I thought she did a great job of keeping things moving and keeping all sides informed. I appreciated that I was able to have genuine discussions with her about expectations and impressions. I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to your group again!”

Vice President & General Counsel – Law Firm | May 2021 Legal


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