Sharisse Cail Perry is President and founder of Cail Perry & Associates, a legal search firm with a focus on recruiting and supporting women and attorneys of color. She is a recruiting professional with deep roots in the Boston legal community. After completing her degree at Brandeis University, Sharisse began her legal recruiting career at Kirkpatrick and Lockhart (now K&L Gates LLP) and honed her lateral recruiting skills at Ropes & Gray LLP. She went on to become manager of legal recruiting at a boutique IP firm, and later rounded out her experience as an executive legal search consultant at a national staffing agency. Keenly aware of the particular challenges and concerns faced by lateral attorneys of color and women in the legal field, Sharisse has dedicated much of her career to creating a career pathway for her candidates. She continues to be a resource by supporting the efforts of law firms and corporations in their commitment to the recruitment and retention of women and attorneys of color.
Sharisse’s understanding of the the legal field and law firm culture make her a strong advocate for attorneys in search of the right firm as well as for the needs of attorneys of color, as it relates to the legal search field and the law firm environment. She takes a personal approach to the search process through building relationships. Sharisse’s goal of assisting legal professionals on their path to success combined with her experience provides clients expert advice for a mutually successful placement.