Elina Reznikov, Esq.
Founder & President
Elina Reznikov, Esq. is the Founder and President of Elite Laterals, LLC specializing in Mergers, Practice Group and Partner placements in United States, London, and Moscow. Before founding Elite Laterals, LLC, Elina was a Global Managing Director for five years at a top NY-based recruiting agency where she was one of the firm’s most successful recruiters; having placed scores of elite partners and groups at Top Am Law 100 firms. Elina was chosen by two Top Am Law 100 firms to spearhead the addition of top tier partners and groups in Moscow to help client firms gain immediate momentum and cachet in the new markets. Elina’s partner and group placements have received international recognition in legal publications, leading to exclusive searches and candidate referrals. She is a “go to” recruiter in New York, Washington D.C., California, Houston, Moscow, and London. The U.S. Law firm management often consult with Elina on recruiting issues, partnership compensation, and lateral market. As a certified mediator, Elina takes a proactive approach in orchestrating meeting of the minds between both parties and delivering value to both sides.
Elina earned her J.D. in 2005 from Rutgers Law School at Newark where she was the Managing Editor of the Rutgers Race and Law Journal, in which she also published an article about Russian politics and lack of “rule of law.” Elina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy, With Distinction, from Fordham University in 2000. Prior to law school, Elina worked at many top AMLAWL 100 firms such as Shearman & Sterling, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, and Hughes Hubbard & Reed in N.Y. After graduating from law school, Elina served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Karen M. Cassidy, P.J.F.D., Superior Court of N.J. and practiced at Sills Cummis & Gross as a litigation and products liability attorney in New Jersey. While at Sills, Elina published an article in the NJ Law Journal (2007) – The New Labeling Law: FDA’s Authority to Regulate Label Changes and What It Means to the Pharmaceutical Industry.
Renee Daly, Esq.
Senior Legal Recruiter
Renee Daly, a Senior Legal Recruiter, specializes in partner and group placement. Ms. Daly received her J.D. from New York Law School and a Bachelor of The Arts from NYU. Prior to law school, her work experience included Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP. In addition to spending time with her family, Ms. Daly enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, kayaking, gardening and curling up with a good book.
Lesley Olson, a Legal Recruiter at Elite Laterals, received at BBA from Pace University. Lesley has spent the last 8 years living in Zurich and Sao Paulo. Prior to living abroad, Lesley was a Human Resources Manager in New York for Kellwood Company. Lesley has an ability to tap into her large network both in the US and abroad to find great talent. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children and traveling.