Michelle Swan

Senior Managing Director

Email: mswan@cardinalsp.com
Phone: 646-267-4939

Michelle advises attorneys of all levels, across all practice areas, in New York and throughout the country. She prides herself on staying on top of the ever-changing legal hiring market for law firm and in-house roles and provides lawyers with the accurate information they need to make informed decisions about the right next steps for them. Sometimes, that means advising people to stay where they are or wait for the optimal time to explore. When it’s time to move, Michelle tailors, simplifies, and organizes the job search process for each candidate. Her guidance and attention to detail allow busy lawyers to explore with ease, confidence, and minimal disruption to their work so that they can actually enjoy the process.

Before becoming a legal recruiter, Michelle was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP for five and a half years. Michelle graduated from Dartmouth College and Columbia Law School. During law school, she was a judicial extern for The Honorable Raymond Joseph Lohier, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, an editor of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, a member of the NALSA Moot Court Team, a member of the Challenging the Consequences of Mass Incarceration Clinic, and a teaching assistant.

Outside of work, Michelle enjoys spending time with her kids and husband, supporting local social justice initiatives, and playing tennis.