Steve Nelson

The McCormick Group
Organization Type: Consulting Firm
Position/Title: Managing Principal, Law & Government Affairs Practice Group
Functional Area: HR/Placement
Year of Induction: 2009

1525 Wilson Blvd., Suite 550
Arlington, VA 22209

Business Phone: 703.841.1700

Steve Nelson is Managing Principal of the Law & Government Affairs and the Law Firm Administration practices at The McCormick Group, an executive search firm based in Arlington, Va.  Steve conducts searches for both partners and high-level marketing, practice management and professional development professionals. Previously, he served in high-level editorial and management positions at the Legal Times and Prentice Hall Law & Business. He also practiced antitrust law at a large Washington law firm.


Stephen Nelson has dedicated his adult life to the profession of law, having contributed in various capacities, from an antitrust attorney, to Managing Editor of the Legal Times, to Managing Principal of one of the industry’s most well-regarded recruitment firms. While just one of these roles would be representative of a stellar career, for more than three decades, Steve has constantly strived to better the legal community through his work as an attorney, editor, and recruiter.

Today, as a legal recruiter, Steve is involved first-hand with our industry’s most significant issue – the recruitment and retention of top talent. With a tightening economy and a market ripe for consolidation, the level of success Steve has achieved as a recruiter is a testament to his depth of knowledge and detailed understanding of the legal community.

Steve’s contributions are innumerable, and over the past thirty years he has established himself as a luminary in the legal industry.
— 2009