Macrae Appoints Tad Gruman and Julieta Stubrin as Managing Directors

PALO ALTO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macrae, a premier transatlantic legal search firm that places partners and partner groups at the world’s leading law firms, has deepened its footprint in New York and San Francisco with the addition of Managing Directors Tad Gruman and Julieta Stubrin. The duo bring to Macrae three decades of combined experience in legal recruiting. 

“We’re thrilled to kick off the new year with Tad and Julieta on board,” said Joe Macrae, Founder and Chairman. “They not only have extensive experience in identifying and placing high-performing partner talent at the top global law firms in New York and the San Francisco Bay Area, but they also embrace the highly collaborative philosophy that defines and differentiates Macrae. We are confident that they will prove to be vital members of our team and contribute significantly to Macrae’s continued success in 2024 and beyond.”

Macrae now employs 18 recruiters across London, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Palo Alto.

Gruman, who joined Macrae from Whistler Partners, has nearly a decade of experience placing lawyers into the leading law firms in New York. While he enjoys working with partners and law firm clients across a wide range of practice areas, he holds a special interest in those comprising the rapidly evolving “tech convergence” landscape, including EC/VC, entertainment and financial services. Prior to discovering his passion for recruiting, Gruman held business roles within top international companies in the tech, financial and legal industries. He earned his B.A. from Kenyon College and his J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law.

Stubrin has more than 20 years of experience matching lawyers with elite firms in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Like Gruman, she joined Macrae from Whistler Partners. Her prior roles include serving as a senior recruiting professional at several prestigious law firms including Fenwick & West, where she was Director of Attorney Recruiting and Diversity. Her experience working inside law firms gives her a deep understanding of strategic expansion within firms and, in particular, the vital role that skillful execution and integration play in making growth strategies a success. Stubrin holds a B.A. from Santa Clara University and an M.A. in Human Resources and Organizational Development from University of San Francisco.

About Macrae

Macrae is a transatlantic legal search firm with offices in London, New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Palo Alto. Macrae works with the most successful and innovative law firms in the United States and United Kingdom to bring on top lateral partners and partner groups and open new offices. The firm’s expertise also includes representing high-performing partners seeking to make strategic moves and senior government attorneys transitioning to private practice. Its commitment to furthering inclusion and diversity in the legal industry is reflected in the candidates it represents as well as within the firm. Macrae is a majority women-owned business, and 75% of team members identify as belonging to demographic groups that are underrepresented within the legal industry. To learn more about Macrae, please visit