Our Team - Harris Legal Search

Harris Legal Search conducts retained and exclusive contingency searches for permanent attorney placement. Our focus on legal recruiting allows us to craft precise and fulfilling fits between top employers and talented attorneys.

The Harris team places sought-after attorneys in rewarding positions with major global, national, and regional law firms. Harris Legal Search also excels at placing in-house counsel for Fortune 500 and privately-held companies.

It takes a rare mix of skill, experience, and ethical fortitude to succeed in legal recruiting over the long term. Victoria Harris has personally placed hundreds of top attorneys in the Pacific Northwest during her extensive career. Longevity in the legal recruitment industry can only be achieved by investing in long-term relationships with the companies and law firms we serve.

As a long-standing member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), the Harris team is dedicated to fulfilling the best interests of attorneys and clients. Our reputation for ethics, discretion, and clear judgment is essential when we are entrusted to find a company’s most valuable resource.

Meet Our Team


Victoria Harris President

Victoria is respected among Northwest companies and law firms as a consummate legal recruiter with an unwavering commitment to long-term relationships, honest communication, and high ethical standards. During a career that has lasted more than 20 years, Ms. Harris has placed hundreds of attorneys in rewarding positions with companies and law firms. She has also confidentially brokered numerous law firm and legal practice group mergers.

Victoria’s longstanding relationships in the legal community have established her as the premier legal recruiter in the Pacific Northwest. Most of Victoria’s work is generated from repeat business and referrals from satisfied clients and candidates. A cornerstone of her practice is long-term, successful matches that satisfy the legal needs of her clients and the career objectives of her candidates.

As a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), which upholds the highest standards in the legal search industry, Victoria is committed to providing fair, ethical, and confidential service to her attorney candidates and clients.

Victoria graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in History.

Inti Knapp Managing Director

Inti is a legal recruiter who has placed dozens of attorneys, including general counsel and in-house counsel at companies, and partners and associates at law firms. Prior to becoming a legal recruiter in 2004, Inti earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and practiced litigation at Perkins Coie in Seattle. After working at the world’s largest legal search firm, and owning her own legal recruiting business, Inti joined forces with Victoria Harris with a shared commitment to ethics, discretion, and service.

Inti has shared her legal recruiting expertise as a published author and speaker, presenting to law schools such as the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, and the University of Washington School of Law, and professional organizations including the Association of Corporate Counsel, SALRA (Seattle Area Legal Recruiting Administrators), and OLRA (Oregon Legal Recruiting Organization). 

Inti is half-Ecuadorian and fluent in Spanish. She lives on Seattle’s Queen Anne Hill with her attorney husband and two young children.

Laura Gabriel O’Donnell Director

We are proud to welcome Laura Gabriel O'Donnell to our team.  Bio coming soon.

Veann Fish Senior Research Associate

We call Veann "the Company Jewel.” As Senior Research Associate, she heads the firm’s research in all areas of law and handles administrative functions for Harris Legal Search. As Client and Candidate Liaison, she assists our clients and candidates with scheduling, as well, all of their recruiting needs. Over the years Veann has developed expertise at legal research, maintaining Harris Legal Search’s proprietary database, managing vendor relations, and all technology needs. Veann is also active in Boxer rescue and promoting the adoption of rescued animals of all breeds.

Representative Placements


The range of clients and positions for which we recruit is diverse and extensive. The list below provides a representative snapshot of our recent record of success. However, there are also many confidential placements that we cannot share here. Please contact us to learn how we can fulfill your specific requirements.

2016

  • General Counsel at public retail company
  • General Counsel for privately-held insurance company
  • Associate General Counsel at technology company
  • Associate General Counsel for private investment fund
  • VP of Litigation for multi-billion REIT
  • Senior M&A attorney for online travel company
  • Trademark Counsel for manufacturing company
  • Trademark Counsel for gaming company
  • Senior litigation attorney for privately-held technology company
  • Corporate Counsel for entertainment startup
  • Senior Commercial Counsel for timber company
  • Senior Counsel for public manufacturing company
  • Senior Corporate Counsel for gaming company
  • Real Estate counsel for public internet company
  • Corporate Counsel at public retail company
  • Patent partner for regional law firm
  • Corporate associate for national law firm
  • Business associate for boutique law firm
  • Investment associate for regional law firm

2015

  • General Counsel at multinational manufacturing company
  • General Counsel at subsidiary of multinational manufacturing company
  • Chief Legal Officer for NASDAQ internet company
  • Senior securities lawyer for Fortune 100 public company
  • Real estate partner at Seattle office of global law firm
  • Real estate finance associate at Seattle boutique
  • Senior Licensing Attorney at investment fund
  • Commercial attorney at investment fund
  • Corporate Counsel at gaming company
  • Senior Corporate Counsel, Retail with multinational technology company
  • Patent Counsel with subsidiary of multinational manufacturing company
  • Associate General Counsel at private shipping company
  • SVP/General Counsel at mutual insurance company
  • Intellectual property licensing attorney at gaming company
  • Senior Corporate Counsel at multinational technology company

2014

  • General Counsel at technology company
  • Chief Counsel at investment fund
  • Chief Counsel at equipment manufacturing company
  • Energy partner at Seattle office of multinational law firm
  • Corporate partner at Seattle law firm
  • Senior Corporate Counsel at gaming company
  • Patent attorney at multinational technology company
  • Municipal attorney at city in Puget Sound region
  • Corporate Counsel at manufacturing company
  • Senior Corporate Counsel at manufacturing company
  • Senior Corporate Counsel at hardware and software company
  • Corporate Counsel at gaming company
  • Intellectual property associate at Pacific Northwest law firm
  • Corporate associate at Silicon Valley office of multinational law firm
  • Tax associate at Seattle law firm
  • Senior Corporate Counsel at insurance company
  • Associate General Counsel at insurance company
  • Associate General Counsel at healthcare company
  • Corporate Counsel at multinational technology company
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