Amy Krasner is a founding principal of Avalon Legal Search. Since becoming a legal recruiter in 2004, Amy has made a number of high-profile partner and partner group placements. Amy specializes in attorney placement and works with law firms and corporate legal departments across the country. She has significant experience placing partners, partner groups and associates at law firms and in-house counsel of all levels, including General Counsels, within corporate legal departments with varying legal expertise.
A native Houstonian and graduate of St. John’s School, Amy earned her undergraduate degree at George Washington University in Washington DC, and her law degree from The University of Houston Law Center. She began her legal career in Austin as an antitrust lawyer at the Office of the Texas Attorney General and spent several years in private practice with Akin Gump.
Always a great reader of people, Amy’s recruiting career evolved naturally. “I really wanted more social interaction but didn’t want to abandon my legal career; it really was the perfect solution.” Amy has an incredibly strong entrepreneurial spirit being part of a family that established and has maintained a retail shoe business for more than 80 years, with locations in malls and strip centers. Thus, providing her with the exposure to and interest in business throughout her life.
As a native Houstonian and former practicing attorney, Amy’s familiarity with the Houston legal community is unmatched. She moved back to Houston in 2004 to begin her legal recruiting career and transitioned from Legal Eagle to Legal Recruiter. “I’ve been able to apply my legal background to the business of law which has been incredibly satisfying. I’ve gained the “Legal Know+How” to be a success.”
Cultivating relationships has always been one of Amy’s strengths, which is why she finds this profession so rewarding. “I build strong relationships with my candidates and clients because I want every placement to be a success. The perfect skill set only thrives in the right environment.”
An accomplished cyclist and marathoner, Amy has completed the BPMS150 bike race eight times and has completed five marathons, most recently the 2015 NY Marathon. She is a retired member of the Junior League (Austin and Houston chapters), has volunteered at M.D. Anderson, Dress for Success, Recipe for Success, EMERGE, currently serves as a board member of the Jung Center, and is a former member of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) board. When she’s not working, she’s spending time with her daughter and family, trying new restaurants with friends- and is in perpetual search of the best soup dumpling, and is an avid baker striving to bake the perfect Levain-style chocolate chip cookie or any Ina Garten dessert.