Lana is a Partner with over 20 years of high-level headhunting and recruitment experience in the legal industry and first joined ZSA in 2000. Lana returned to ZSA in 2015 after spending 4 years focusing on international recruitment. Lana’s wide range of recruitment expertise includes both retained search and selection for top national and international firms and in-house legal departments for lawyers, general counsel, partner and legal support roles. Known for both her strong candidate focus and her responsiveness to clients’ unique needs, she has built a reputation as a knowledgeable, skilled and principled recruiter.
Originally from the East Coast, Lana has lived in 5 countries on 4 continents and currently makes her home in Toronto with her Labradoodle Clover. In her spare time, Lana volunteers with the Canadian Mental Health Association, firstly, by helping to organize a charity bike ride to raise money and fight the stigma of mental health and, most recently, as a Connector Champion on the Loneliness Project.
We required assistance locating suitable talent for the senior position of Chief Compliance Officer in a tight job market. We attempted to hire for a mid-level position via LinkedIn. Lana Driscoll was the consultant we dealt with and our experience with her was excellent. She brought professional service and suitable candidates who were both timely and strong. We only saw three candidates in total – more would have been helpful but understandable given the seniority of the position and tight labour market. We would use the services of ZSA again.
Dan RiversoChief Investment Officer | Jesselton Capital Management Inc.
I knew that ZSA was the most reputable and trusted legal placement agency in Canada and I wanted to ensure that I worked with an agency that could help me take the next step in my career. As a lawyer with over 10 years of experience, finding quality in-house roles with that level of seniority was hard to come by and my searches were limited to positions that came up on LinkedIn, and general networking making it difficult to find the right fit. I was hoping that by working with ZSA, I could explore a broader range of options and I also knew that ZSA works with top employers, which definitely influenced my decision to contact Lana. Both Lana and Warren were complete professionals. Lana worked diligently with me for almost one year to find a role that best suited my experience and expectations. She was diligent and patient, always following up and keeping me top of mind. The positions Lana sent me were tailored to me specifically which saved me a lot of time and which I truly appreciated. During the interview process and post- offer, the entire team at ZSA was very supportive and caring. It was an excellent experience overall. What was of great value was their support through the entire process and they were always there to provide information and discuss next steps.
AnonymousVice President Legal
I had previously used other agencies, online applications, Linkedin, Indeed, Neauvo, etc., but I wanted help finding the right fit so I decided to engage ZSA. My experience with Lana was excellent, as she was the most helpful, proactive, and responsive recruiting agent I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. I found Lana to be responsive, encouraging, positive, and dependable. I have used other recruiters in the past, but Lana was head and shoulders above the rest. I would definitely use ZSA again.
I had worked successfully with ZSA in the past in addition to applying on my own. ZSA was able to propose a position that was not generally advertised and would otherwise not have been available to me. Working with Lana and Siobhan was a very good experience – I got the first job that was proposed and fit my qualifications. ZSA was helpful in providing info on the company and on salary talks, I would work with them again.
Dan McGruderPearTree Canada
I was looking for a Law Clerk position and sent my resume to ZSA after seeing the online job posting. My ZSA Consultant Lana was very helpful with the process and very quick to act. I felt comfortable communicating with the employer through Lana. She made me feel very confident, and was very personable and positive. I had an excellent experience with ZSA!
I contacted ZSA because they offer more job opportunities in the legal field than other recruitment companies. Lana found me a job as a Legal Assistant. Lana was very professional and it was an excellent experience working with her! She acted with promptness in assisting me during the hiring process. Lana was regularly touching base with me and keeping me up-to-date regarding the potential legal position. I would definitely use ZSA’s services again – they are incredibly professional.
Linda AlexiouLegal Assistant
It was a pleasure dealing with Lana. She was very helpful and accommodating. Lana made corresponding with my potential employer much easier. She also provided valuable insight during the contract negotiation stage. I trusted her advice!
I was looking for an associate position in commercial real estate. I used a different recruiter a few years ago, and was referred to Lana by a colleague. Lana was a pleasure to deal with! She always made herself available and was quick to respond to any inquiries I had. She was very honest, and I really appreciated her candour. She was also hopeful and upbeat, and her positivity was very uplifting! I would not hesitate to recommend Lana. She is a fantastic advocate to have in your corner. In fact, I’ve already recommended her to my friends!
I was hired in an In-house Legal position in the Financing and Capital Markets group. I contacted ZSA after seeing an ad for the position in the Ontario Reports. Overall, my experience in working with ZSA was very good! They were very personable and always available. They kept me in the loop in terms of timing and process. They offered guidance on salary expectations and were often able to give me directions in terms of what the interviewers were focusing on and interested in discussing. This was very helpful in preparing for the interviews. Overall it was a good experience and I use the services of ZSA again!
I had contacted Lana Driscoll regarding ZSA’s ad, and was pleased that communications were fast and professional. When I had questions about the process I knew who I could reach out to. Lana kept me involved and informed throughout the process – I was quickly made aware of where in the process my application was, so I was not left in the dark about what was going on. This was in contrast to my prior experiences applying directly to firms, where I would receive very little information, and was rarely informed about whether my application was still under consideration. I would definitely use the services of ZSA in the future, should I require them.
Robert FordererGreg Monforton & Partners
ZSA have been the most helpful recruitment company I have ever dealt with. Very efficient service from the initial introduction phone call, to the final ‘congrats’ email, ZSA exceeded my expectations and I will certainly recommend ZSA to my contacts. Working with Warren, Lana and Sanoja brought great value to the process as they kept me updated throughout, which I found very reassuring. I have worked with other recruiters in the past, and I have found ZSA to be the best – they made the recruitment process enjoyable.
My experience using ZSA has been very positive. My consultant Lana was amazing! She was very discerning about what she presented to me, and provided helpful feedback throughout the process. I have tried other recruiters and always come back to ZSA! They have an excellent reputation in the legal industry, and no one else has the same level of expertise in the legal market.
ZSA is our preferred choice of legal recruiting partner. I have always found them enormously responsive, thorough and pragmatic. ZSA recruiters have a keen understanding of our business and are very diligent in their efforts to understand our hiring needs. This shows in the quality and suitability of the candidates that they present to us for consideration.