Elaine Makris Williams, Esq.
Elaine Makris Williams founded MS Legal Search and led the company until 2014. She has a twenty-five year track record of recruiting top attorneys for prominent corporations and law firms. She handled exclusive searches for general counsels, division heads, key in-house attorneys, law firm partners, and law firm practice groups. Elaine regularly spoke and wrote on attorney hiring and legal market trends was frequently quoted in legal and business publications.
A graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, Elaine practiced at a large Austin firm before joining a national attorney search firm in 1988, where she became a principal/owner. She formed MS Legal Search in 1995. Elaine is originally from Houston, but spent her junior high and high school years overseas. She received her undergraduate education at Mount Holyoke College and The University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated cum laude with Special Honors in the Plan II Interdisciplinary Honors Program.
Elaine has been an active Houston community volunteer and encourages her to team to support and volunteer for causes they believe in. She is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Houston Area Women’s Center, where she served on the Executive Committee and co-chaired the annual Race Against Violence. She previously served on the Board of Trustees for Annunciation Orthodox School, where she chaired the Board’s Diversity Committee. She was also an Associate for Jones College at Rice University.
Morgan Sheinberg Warren, Esq.
Successful lawyer – successful legal recruiter, Morgan has an unmatched perspective on the legal recruiting process. Morgan is an accomplished lawyer, having practiced at some of the top law firms in the nation. This experience combined with her years of legal recruiting enables her to uniquely connect with her legal candidates and clients.
Morgan is an honors graduate of Indiana University and the University of Texas School of Law. At Indiana University, Morgan’s studies focused on international economics and politics and Russian language and culture. At the University of Texas School of Law, Morgan served as President of the Student Bar Association, a member of the Alumni Association Executive Committee and Texas Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors. Morgan also attended University College London where she concentrated on international law.
Morgan is a native of Houston and a member of the Texas and New York State Bars. Morgan and her husband David, a Houstonian and graduate of Rice University, have twin boys and two dogs. Morgan is a supporter of the Houston Zoo, Texas Children’s Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center, in addition to her volunteer activities at West University Elementary School. The Warren family enjoys exploring new places and searching for top culinary delights.
David is an experienced recruiter and brings a unique perspective to the recruiting process. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University and has an undergraduate degree in marketing and communications from the University of Texas at Austin. David’s success stems from his in-depth knowledge of the legal community as well as his attention to the unique details inherent with each candidate and search.
David is a native Houstonian and is actively involved with the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University where he is a frequent lecturer. He is also Ambassador to the Houston Zoo, Ambassador to Texas Children’s Hospital and is intimately involved with the William’s and Warren Family Trust at Texas Children’s Hospital.