Helen Howard

Executive Director | Head of North America


  • Banking and financial services
  • Corporate and commercial
  • Compliance
  • In-house
  • Executive director

Helen leads our team in North America, focusing on executive search and recruitment for in-house legal counsel and compliance professionals across the US. She joined Taylor Root in 2010 in our London office, helped establish our Singapore office and was a founding member of our New York office. She has gained a wealth of experience recruiting across the industry in Europe, Asia and the United States. Helen is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, where she earned herself a master’s in English literature and is also a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, having trained at an international law firm.

helen’s Insights

  • DEI

International Women’s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge: Female Leaders Across The Globe

  • Posted March 13, 2021
During this past year we have been challenged beyond what could ever have been reasonably conceivable. In such unprecedented times and a period of incredible upheaval and tremendous uncertainty, why then should we also #ChooseToChallenge, on top of the daily challenges that we have no choice about? Because, whilst we have come so far, there […]
  • DEI

Taylor Root Diversity and Inclusion series – Reflections on Black History Month and Women’s History Month

  • Posted March 12, 2021
On Wednesday 24th March 2021 Taylor Root in New York hosted a webinar as part of our Global Diversity and Inclusion webinar series. The Q&A focused on the meaning of Black History Month and Women’s History Month, talking about the intersection between race and gender with an inspiring panelist who shared examples from her career […]
  • DEI

IWD2020: Natalie Rosenberg

  • Posted March 13, 2020
We are proud to be supporting International Women’s Day 2020. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Whilst we all know that gender parity within the workplace has improved over the past decades, we all also know that there is still a long way to go. We interviewed our very own Natalie […]
  • Regional Focus

International Mobility for Legal and Compliance Professionals

  • Posted January 13, 2018
For those brave enough to make the leap, an international career can be hugely rewarding and help you develop skills that you would never get by remaining in one location your entire career. Speaking from personal experience living and working on three continents, the benefits of moving internationally far outweigh the downsides. I’m often approached […]
  • Moving jobs

Making the Move: From law firm associate to in-house counsel

  • Posted August 13, 2017
For many lawyers, moving in-house is the natural next step for their career after earning their legal stripes at a law firm. Drawing from my experience as a global legal recruiter with over seven years’ experience moving lawyers into and between in-house roles, I’ve put together the following advice for law firm associates considering their […]
  • Company updates

Taylor Root New York Brochure

  • Posted August 13, 2017
Our office in New York recruits lawyers and compliance professionals for law firms and in-house legal team within New York City, the tri-state area and bespoke assignments across North America. The brochure below provides a summary of our services, our team and contact details. about:blankhttps://secure.viewer.zmags.com/services/htmlviewer/content/d5ca9038?pubVersion=22&environment=2&locale=en_us&viewerID=a434fc2e
  • Company updates

Taylor Root launch in New York

  • Posted February 13, 2017
Taylor Root is delighted to launch their first US office, opening in New York City. Complementing and strengthening its already global network of eleven locations, Taylor Root New York will focus on the legal and compliance market in the city as well as the tri-state area, and will take on selective searches in other parts […]