About Us


To serve the recruiting needs of our clients and support the professional aspirations of our candidates with honesty, integrity, professionalism and excellence. To nurture long-term relationships by helping shape departments and grow careers.


Anne Angowitz founded Preferred Placement with the desire to “save a lawyer from their fate.” To Anne, this meant placing the most talented attorneys to premier companies and unique law firm opportunities. While initially focused on legal positions, the increasing regulatory environment over the last decade led Preferred Placement to the forefront of compliance recruiting. We have since expanded our repertoire to include various executive searches and consulting projects. With over thirty years of experience, the Preferred Placement team of recruiters remains true to the goals first set out by Anne: delivering uncompromising, passionate service to clients and candidates, with honesty and integrity.

Company Overview

The Preferred Placement team consists of “recovering attorneys” and experienced recruiters. Our deep insight and breadth of experience is a valuable asset to our clients and candidates. Above all, Preferred Placement works as a team to find the next great hire for your company – or rung for your career. Our client base is global, consisting of leading public and private companies and large and boutique law firms. Our reach across industries is all inclusive; including financial and business services, consumer products, healthcare, industrial, and technology, to name just a few.

Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

It is essential for our clients and their legal teams to achieve diversity. We strive to help our clients realize their diversity and inclusion goals by casting a wide net in our search for the strongest candidate pool. We specifically look for candidates outside an organization’s primary network. In a meeting of senior attorneys, the General Counsel of a Fortune 500 Company client, identified Preferred Placement as their #1 recruiter for diversity efforts.

Preferred Placement Leadership Team

Anne Angowitz

Founder & Principal

Stuart Angowitz


Peter Dranoff


William Carr


Scott Dvorkin


Maxine Stein


Ben Angowitz


Avery Beck

Director of Operations

Perri Birnbach


  • National Association of Legal Search Consultants NALSC
  • Certified Women`s Business Enterprice WBENC