Nadia Khattak, Esq. Managing Director


Nadia, a Managing Director with SJL Attorney Search, brings a refreshing perspective to the recruiting process as her background combines the traditional and entrepreneurial. She started her career as a leveraged finance attorney, practicing with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and a leading Canadian firm before ultimately joining Practical Law as a legal editor. While in private practice, Nadia worked with sophisticated lenders and borrowers on fast paced, multi-faceted transactions. She was actively involved in her firms’ recruiting and mentoring programs and was sought after by younger attorneys looking for advice on how to broaden their perspectives with regard to the practice of law. While Nadia was well embraced in private practice, she envisioned a different path for herself and became a Legal Advisor for people displaced by military conflict. Her international work landed her in Bali where she founded several businesses in the wellness and tourism industry and a lucrative coaching practice.

Recruiting enables Nadia to bring together her various strengths and passions which include the ability to engage with, advise and support attorneys as they navigate their professional pathway. Her astute understanding of people and the complexities of legal career changes make her an invaluable resource to attorneys at all stages of their careers. She delivers unparalleled guidance and support to candidates at all stages of their process and a receptivity to client needs that ensures long term success in her placements.

Nadia earned common and civil law degrees from McGill University. In her free time she enjoys writing about new paradigm love and relationships and traveling the world with her three-year-old daughter. Together they have traveled throughout Thailand, Israel, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, America and Canada.