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About The Cowen Group

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The Cowen Group is a trusted source for talent acquisition, professional development and thought leadership in the areas of eDiscovery, legal technology, information governance, and compliance. Our clients include 75 of the AmLaw 200 as well as 125 of the Fortune 500 and some of the most prominent legal service and technology providers in the industry.

Our premier executive search division, Cowen Search, Inc. specializes in the permanent and temporary recruitment of executives at law firms, corporations and vendors nationwide. Our recruitment consultants work with you to understand your strategic, operational and tactical needs and ensure you find the most qualified talent. This includes our team advising on job specs, talent management, and departmental structure. Delivering world-class high-performing executives is something our team takes seriously.

TCG Events supports our clients in cultivating leaders and providing market intelligence through the production of in-person and virtual thought leadership roundtables and seminars. Our thought leadership events assist in elevating and accelerating the thinking of executives in this rapidly growing space.

Networking and collaborating with the right peers and professionals elevates the careers of the talent we represent. In addition it offers The Cowen Group and our clients un-paralleled insight into the trends and market forces that are shaping the legal industry. This is supported by our market research including our quarterly Critical Trends snapshot and annual Salary Report.

Executive Management Team

David Cowen David Cowen is the President and Managing Director of The Cowen Group, the premier staffing and recruiting firm focusing exclusively on eDiscovery, Legal Technology, Litigation Support, and Information Governance professionals. To support his clients in their personal and professional growth, David facilitates and moderates over 50 thought leadership micro-events and roundtables on evolving trends in eDiscovery, Information Governance, and career advancement.

More than a recruiter, David thinks and writes extensively on managing and developing careers, "the war for talent," and the motivations behind investment in people, process, and technology in this rapidly evolving space. David serves in an advisory role to many clients, consulting with law firms and corporations on optimal organizational structures, maturity of leadership, and right-sizing depth of talent for their litigation technology and eDiscovery functions.

Prior to founding The Cowen Group in 2003, David was a subject matter expert in building critical legal support and technology teams, with over 20 years of successful experience at the forefront of this industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Miami University in Ohio.


Jennifer Schwartz. Senior Director Market Research and Advisory Services

Jennifer has more than ten years of experience in people management, process development, and supporting technology in the context of complex litigation. Her experience in electronic information management and discovery methodologies, project management, and strategic client and vendor relations allow her to work cooperatively with law firms to define their business needs and achieve internal and client-based goals. She utilizes her research skills to evaluate motivators and influencers that frame the conversation around future state options.

Prior to joining The Cowen Group, Jennifer spent five years as a consultant and client relationship manager at Baker Robbins & Company, focusing on the litigation support/eDiscovery, discovery preparedness and corporate records management practice groups. Jennifer practiced as a commercial litigation associate in Illinois for a large, international law firm, and began her career in the legal services industry as a the Business Development Director for an international attorney staffing provider.

Jennifer earned her JD and MPA from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She was the co-founder of Women in Chicago Litigation and Practice Support, the co-chairwoman for the group's Board of Directors from 2006 through 2008, and is currently a member of Women in eDiscovery.