Courtney Fitzgibbons, Esq.
Senior Consultant

“Even the most accomplished attorneys face times of uncertainty and unexpected change. I help individuals discover their strengths, navigate new paths and rekindle their fighting spirit. Together, we’ll chart a meaningful course to your professional achievement.”


Courtney has been a legal industry professional for almost two decades. After practicing law in Am Law 50 firms, she led career services and related programs for over 10 years most recently as the Assistant Dean of Academic Planning and Career Development at New York Law School. She and her teams provided professional development programming, resources and counseling to aid students and graduates in the development and execution of their job search strategies.

Today, her encyclopedic knowledge of legal industry trends at the macro and micro level and broad professional network position her clients from law firms to individual attorney to reach ever-increasing heights of career success. Courtney’s coaching style blends warmth, compassion and exacting standards, propelling her clients into their full professional potential.

Education & credentials

  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., summa cum laude

Professional background

  • New York Law School, Assistant Dean for Academic Planning and Career Development; Senior Director of Professional Development & Recruitment/Associate Director of Career Services
  • Montclair State University, Director of Career Services
  • Golden Gate University School of Law, Director of Employer Relations & Private Sector Programs
  • Foley & Lardner LLP, Associate Attorney
  • Paul Hastings LLP, Associate Attorney

Select presentations

  • “Integrating Student Groups into Career Services Programming,” NALP
  • “Thinking Big Picture: Counseling 2Ls & 3Ls to Think Strategically About Life After Law School,” NALP
  • “The Rise of the Admitted Student Partnering with and Serving as Ambassadors for Your Admissions Office,” NALP
  • “Leadership & Professional Development: Introduction to Leadership Styles,” Law & Leadership Program
  • “Business and Client Development Skills,” Moderator, Professional Development Curriculum
  • “Just Click Send!: Informational Interview Success,” New York City Bar Association, Boot Camp
  • “Resume Intensive Workshop,” Moderator, New York City Bar Association

Select publications

  • “Graduating Without a Job: 12 Easy Tips to Becoming Market Ready,” New York Law Journal
  • “Uncomfortable & Illegal Interview Questions,” BALRA Pamphlet for Summer Associate Candidates, Co-authored
  • “Making the Most of Your Job Search in a Bad Economy,” The Recorder, Co-authored
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