Laila Coffey


Laila Coffey is a principal in Heidrick & Struggles’ London office and a member of the global Legal, Risk, Compliance & Government Affairs Practice and the Corporate Officers Practice in Europe & Africa. She is a functional expert on general counsel, chief legal officer, and company secretarial mandates in the region.


Laila has nearly twenty years of experience hiring top legal talent for listed companies, multinationals, private equity-backed and privately held businesses, and top investment firms.

Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Laila was managing director of a leading boutique legal recruitment firm, where for 12 years, she led the business, which was focused on building in-house legal functions for clients across all industries, both in the UK and internationally. She focused on recruiting general counsel, chief legal officers, and their leadership teams in the UK, Continental Europe, and Asia Pacific.


University of Nottingham, LLB