About EOLIS - Inventor, Legal Search Industry
In 1967, Wendeen H. Eolis founded EOLIS, with a plan to excel as the first executive search firm exclusively for lawyers.
About EOLIS Excellence
Under the umbrella of EOLIS International Group, is a proud history of five+ decades as pioneers, innovators, change agents, and leaders in our four related businesses; senior-level legal recruiting, attorney/law firm vetting projects, legal career coaching, and transition counseling, and legal marketplace expert services. We are dedicated to personal service against the backdrop of a worldwide footprint.
Our roster of legal searches and vetting projects--for law firms, businesses, the corporate board room, and governments has passed the five thousand mark. We have advised more than 50,000 lawyers engaged in career transitions. And, we have worked with hundreds of corporate boards and board-ready candidates, dozens of governments, public agencies, and public service candidates-- around the globe.
An Original Business Plan
Opening Day: Invention of an Industry
Our prediction: this business has great potential!
10 Year Mark: High Profile Small Business Leader
Major expansion into attorney/law firm vetting projects
20 Year Mark: Services Span Six Continents
A global network of affiliated legal consulting experts
30 Year Mark: A Watershed Moment
Streamlined career transition coaching for senior legal talent.
40 Year Mark: Growth During Recession
Unprecedented productivity in a pressured marketplace.
50 Year Mark: Proven Staying Power
We are consistent winners; awards 2015-2020.
- Inventor of the legal search industry; leader in attorney vetting processes
- Innovator in attorney career coaching, reputation management & transition services
- Advisor and unique resource for corporate boards seeking exceptional lawyers
- Strategist and advocate for lawyers seeking BOD seats
- Connector via highly curated and validated global database of lawyers/law firms
- Court-Recognized Expert in the legal talent marketplace
Recognition And Awards
EOLIS has proven itself as an industry leader with staying power and winning ways. Forty+ years ago, the New York Times profiled EOLIS for the first time, and described Wendeen as having "the ties that bind the legal fraternity." The NYT and other publications have published numerous stories about since then, confirming that Wendeen is the public face of EOLIS. But, Wendeen credits her collaborators --drawn from a roster of affiliated partners, project directors, and researchers --as the Company's most valuable assets.
In 2015, Corporatelivewire.com named EOLIS "Most Innovative Legal consultancy:" In 2016, Corporate Vision Magazine honored Wendeen as CEO of the Year. In 2017, Corporate Insider "Legal Awards," named EOLIS International Group "Legal Search Platform of the Year." In 2018, EOLIS International Group was recognized, as the "Best Legal Recruitment Firm of the Year" by US Business News, at the "Legal Elite Awards."
Wendeen was honored again in 2018 by Corporate Live Wire Magazine as "Legal Consultant of the Year - USA," at their "Legal Awards." And, in 2019, The Corporate Insider gave EOLIS the votes for Legal Search Platform of the Year in its “Business Excellence Awards.”
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