Cortland Kelly Grynwald excels in legal, risk and compliance search for public, private and municipal enterprises. As an attorney herself, she understands the nuances of how legal and quasi-legal leadership succeeds in corporate environments. She leverages this insight in serving her clients and has been doing so nationally for over a decade, building a broad national network of contacts. Cortland began her legal career as a practicing attorney for over six years, beginning with the firm Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., in Orlando, Florida, where she gained diverse experience in land use, commercial real estate leasing, commercial and real estate litigation, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and commercial loan workout matters. Cortland moved to Dallas in 2002 and joined the prestigious law firm of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, focusing on bankruptcy and commercial litigation. In 2005, Cortland leveraged her experience practicing law to become a legal recruiter and spent several years performing permanent placement searches for corporate and law firm clients and building an extensive national network. Throughout that time, she developed strong relationships with clients and candidates alike, believing strongly in the tenets of integrity, transparency, thoroughness and responsiveness. Most recently, Cortland has specialized in legal services business development, providing in-house clients with flexible talent, managed services (such as e-discovery and contract abstraction projects) and legal operations solutions. Cortland is actively involved with Attorneys Serving the Community, where she has served in many leadership positions on several committees, including lead co-chair in 2015-2016 and charity selection committee member in multiple years. Cortland earned a juris doctor degree from University of Virginia School of Law, where she is active in the school’s alumni activities. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts degree in theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University.
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