Sonder Consultants Welcomes Ex BigLaw Attorney Elizabeth Ruocco

Written By:
Rebecca Adlington
Marketing Manager

[New York, USA] - Sonder Consultants' global legal recruitment agency is excited to announce the addition of Elizabeth Ruocco to the team. Elizabeth will take the position of Senior Legal Search Consultant and apply a wealth of experience and expertise as an ex biglaw attorney to the company.  

Elizabeth comes to Sonder from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where she worked as a Restructuring Associate and knows first-hand exactly what it takes to become a lawyer at a prestigious law firm in New York.    

Kevin Sinnott, Sonder's Managing Director, expressed his enthusiasm for Elizabeths arrival, saying:

"Elizabeth is another great addition to our New York office, and we are very excited to have her here with us. Elizabeth joins Sonder following a very successful career as a lawyer working within some of the world's most elite law firms, and I have no doubt Elizabeth has an exciting career in front of her in the world of legal recruitment."

Jonathan Taylor, Sonder's London Director, added:

"Elizabeth's drive, motivation, and engaging personality will make her a very successful recruiter in the New York market and she will be a key asset to our team.

After several significant achievements in her career as a lawyer, Elizabeth opted for a new career direction after realizing her passion for consulting and discovering the opportunities a career in recruitment could present from a personal and professional perspective.  

Elizabeth is eager to get started and contribute to the continued success of Sonder Consultants. Her comments on the move are as follows: 

"I'm thrilled to be joining the Sonder team in New York. I will apply my unique perspective from time spent in private practice and making lateral movements across firms to advise and educate legal professionals in my new role. I joined Sonder because my true passion lies in mentorship and consulting. I'm excited to draw on my personal experience to guide candidates through her search and facilitate her transition into new roles."

Sonder's New York team has over doubled in size in the past year. After moving into a new office in 2023, Sonder has expanded its presence into California and other U.S. markets, including Washington D.C., Boston, and Texas. Sonder is now looking to continually increase its footprint in domestic lateral recruitment markets. Making hires such as Elizabeth demonstrate this commitment.

Principal Consultant at Sonder New York, Stefano Barbagallo, also comments: 

"I can’t wait to work across from Elizabeth. After a successful career as a restructuring lawyer within a number of the world's most elite law firms, where she advised on domestic and cross-border corporate restructures, distressed financing, and distressed M&A. We're confident Elizabeth's expertise and intricate market knowledge, combined with her professionalism and people-skills is going to make her 'one to watch' in the U.S/East Coast/New York market.  

Sonder Consultants is committed to providing the best possible service to clients and candidates across the globe, and are confident that Elizabeth will help to provide a superior service.

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About Sonder Consultants: Sonder Consultants is a leading legal recruitment agency specializing in private practice appointments. With a global team of experienced recruiters and offices in New York, LA, London, and Sydney, we help each unique candidate to secure their dream role and clients find the best legal talent for their needs. Our mission is to connect the best and brightest legal professionals from all corners of the globe.

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