PLACED Legal Career Strategies is a career management firm for legal professionals located in Washington, DC, San Francisco, and London. Our practitioners have been assisting partners, counsel, and associates in the areas of professional development and job search since 1998. We provide our clients with a personalized experience tailored to their individual needs, whether they are experiencing a career transition or seeking to strengthen their day-to-day skills as attorneys. At PLACED, our approach is informed by extensive experience in attorney professional development, diversity awareness, and law firm management. We have a particular commitment to coaching and placing women in organizations where diversity and advancement are legitimately supported. Our recruiting practice is focused on major US & European markets and is supported by our long-standing relationships with firms and in-house legal departments all over the world.

Evan Anderson is Founder and CEO of PLACED and brings over 20 years of experience working in the legal field as a career  & outplacement counselor, coach, law firm consultant, and recruiter. He founded PLACED with the vision of providing a mix of bespoke recruiting experience to create the right match of candidates, employers, and culture.

Prior to founding PLACED, Evan served as Managing Director of the Washington, DC & San Francisco offices an international legal search firm where he launched the firm’s Diversity Practice and was responsible for placing candidates in major and minor markets in the East & West Coast regions. Prior to this, Evan worked as a legal career counselor, coach, and law firm management consultant for Shannon & Manch, LLP in Washington, DC. He provided career and outplacement counseling to attorneys all over the country and guided them in making decisions about law firms best suited to their skill, experience, personality, and long-term goals. He also provided consulting services to law firms in the areas of talent retention, team building, and recruiting.

Evan began his work with the law at the age of seventeen during high school working in the Antitrust Division of the Florida Attorney General’s Office. He subsequently served as a policy advisor to two of Florida’s governors and one Cabinet Member.

Evan is a Floridian and was born in Key West, Florida and was raised in Key West and Tallahassee, Florida. He attended Florida State University, graduating with a B.A in Humanities and a minor in Political Science. Evan earned his Master’s in Counseling and Post Master’s Certificate in Organizational Counseling from the Johns Hopkins University where he served as President of the Johns Hopkins Counseling Honor Society. While studying at Johns Hopkins, Evan worked for The Washington Post where he received the Publisher’s Award for Business Excellence.

Evan splits his time between the San Francisco, CA and Washington, DC, offices of PLACED. He can be reached by email at evan@placedlegal.com or via phone at 415-322-8168 or 202-236-8696.