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About Us

We are in the business of people, and we believe that business should be done with soul.

ALMA Search curates and connects exceptional legal talent for executive legal appointments, globally. Core values of authentic and principled executive recruitment and search complement our deep market knowledge and strong relationships across industry. We create opportunities for our senior lawyers and provide a sophisticated, thorough and bespoke ‘people’ solution for our clients.

We partner with select law firms, multidisciplinary practices, legal businesses and corporates who share our values and entrust us with their legal centric, business critical roles. We understand how precision placements of senior lawyers and partners, GCs and legal executives have the potential to yield powerful and long-lasting growth for our clients, and we see ourselves as integral, vested partners in this process.

Ilana Orlievsky


Ilana Orlievsky marries passion for her executive search work, sincerity and consideration in its execution, with deep market knowledge for resoundingly successful placements her clients and candidates enjoy in equal measure. Ilana’s fastidious approach to executive search led her to establish ALMA Search. Discretion, dedication and a deep appreciation for authentic relationships in business form the DNA of ALMA. Ilana’s early career includes international awards for piano and dance, including an offer to train with the Royal Ballet School in London. Later in life, whilst living in Argentina, she led a multinational professional services firm's expansion into the Latin American market.

Fluent in Spanish, French and Russian, Ilana relishes discovering the unique characteristics of her clients and candidates and looks for fit both within and beyond the law. She is passionate about people, food, malbec and Latin dance, and she has an effervescent and enduring love for Bondi Beach at 7am.

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