Jane Irwin, Esq. 

Managing Director

Jane Irwin has been a legal search consultant since 1994 and a Managing Director at The PeterSan Group since 1997. She has earned a strong reputation for placing attorneys in-house and with law firms both in the U.S. and internationally. Jane works on associate, counsel and partner level searches on a contingent and retained basis. Jane also develops and manages significant in-house client relationships in the permanent and temporary placement areas.

With over sixteen years of experience in the legal search field, Jane has gained valuable insights on the legal employment market in various economic cycles. She understands from experience how a particular career decision can affect long-term professional goals. Jane enjoys working with attorneys in planning for long-term career development and partnering with clients in building legal departments and retaining legal talent.

Jane received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she wrote for the Minnesota Journal of International Economic Law and Policy. While attending law school, Jane received a scholarship from the Ford Foundation to study European Union Law at the Europa Institute of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. She attended NYU for her undergraduate studies and was awarded a B.A., cum laude, in Politics with a minor in Fine Arts.

Jane was a summer associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver and Jacobson. After graduating from law school, she served as U.S. legal stagiere for the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague. Jane is proficient in French and Spanish and has some knowledge of German and Czech. She enjoys the fine arts, classical music, hiking, international political and diplomatic studies and culinary arts. Jane also enjoys interior decorating and recently appeared in an international design magazine. Jane lives in Summit, New Jersey with her husband and son.