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For over 35 years, the Prescott name has been synonymous with premiere executive legal search.  We focus on placing legal, compliance and finance executives with companies and law firms across the United States.

Mark Prescott

Mark has over twenty years' experience in executive search.  He started his career at Korn/Ferry, where he focused on C-level searches for public and private companies across the United States.  Following a move to AT Kearney in Washington, DC, Mark joined Prescott Legal Search, which at one point was the largest legal search firm in the Southwest.  For his entire time at Prescott, Mark was the leading recruiter, earning numerous accolades and awards from his employer.  Following the sale of Prescott Legal Search, Mark started Prescott Search Group, a boutique search firm that handles legal, compliance and finance searches for companies and law firms across the United States.

P: (713) 213-3428

Marguerite Johnson

With over thirteen years in executive search, Marguerite is an experienced search professional with strong relationships throughout Texas and the U.S. Marguerite rejoined her former colleague Mark at Prescott Search Group as a Managing Director after having spent almost two years focused on executive in-house legal search at Major, Lindsey & Africa. Marguerite previously spent eleven years as a Director at Prescott Legal Search/Parker + Lynch, where she was dedicated to recruiting attorneys and compliance professionals for many of the country’s leading companies and law firms. A fifth-generation attorney, Marguerite practiced law for six years as a commercial litigator with two firms in Houston before moving into search. Her legal practice focused on complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on energy-related matters. Marguerite holds a J.D. from the University of Houston and a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. She is active in the community and is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors of Urban Harvest.

P: (832) 338 7437
2617 Bissonnet Street, Suite 229
Houston, Texas 77005


Mark helped our company navigate the difficult task of finding our first general counsel. His ability to quickly understand our objectives and our culture resulted in significant time savings and most importantly excellent candidates. Mark is very hands on and his guidance throughout the process was critical to finding the right GC for our company. I would highly recommend him.
EVP, Finance, Private Company
Marguerite is a great addition to the Prescott team. She has cultivated a long-term relationship with us that is based on her genuine desire to improve our hiring decisions and find just the right fit for our department. Marguerite has a deep understanding of the legal market and the courage to offer the unvarnished truth when necessary - she is a true partner.
EVP, Legal and Public Affairs, Fortune 100 Company
Mark did a fantastic job with our GC and CFO search.  Very efficient and thoughtful.  He brought us quality candidates very well suited for the position.
CEO, Public Company
We recently worked with Mark to fill a role of General Counsel. We were incredibly pleased with the entire experience, including a) his ability to deliver top tier candidates, b) ability to deliver candidates on a very tight timeframe, c) the depth of Mark's contacts in the legal industry, d) his ability to leverage references and other sources in the industry to provide deeper insight into a candidate's work experience, e) his assistance in comparing and selecting final candidates including the cultural fit of the candidates (which was important in our case) and f) his overall professionalism. I would strongly recommend using Mark for a search for a General Counsel.
CEO, Private Company
I have been on both sides of searches with Mark, both as a GC client and as a GC candidate. In both situations Mark was very helpful throughout the process and provided straightforward and thoughtful counsel. He communicates early and often, and offers helpful step by step guidance. I enthusiastically endorse and recommend Mark.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Public Company
Mark is the hardest working recruiter I know. He recently placed me in a great job with a fantastic company. I can't say enough about Mark's professionalism and expertise in legal recruiting. In addition to the recent placement, Mark has been a tremendous asset to me by helping me with career advice throughout my tenure in-house. Whether you are a client or a candidate, Mark is honest, completely transparent, and always looking out for your best interest. I would not hesitate to recommend Mark to any company or firm looking to fill a position or to a candidate looking for the best positions.
SVP, General Counsel & CCO, Public Company

Mark's insights and expertise are invaluable for both talent seekers and those seeking positions. He quickly ascertains key factors for mutual success and facilitates successful outcomes. A true leader in his field.
General Counsel, Real Estate Development Company
Mark's expertise is well-established and apparaent. He understands what factors are important to both potential employers as well as those seeking positions, so shared goals are understood and there is little likelihood of misunderstanding. He has good judgment and works in a measured, fact-based, and detail-oriented way, thus ensuring that, if there is a successful outcome to be had, Mark will do what he can to help the various steakholders get to it.
Associate General Counsel - Litigation & HSE, Public Company
When Mark contacted me, I had not worked with him before. But he had placed a number of my former colleagues—all of whom I thought were outstanding attorneys and, more importantly, enjoyable to work with.

Mark had done his research and matched me up with a great opportunity. He wasn't just trying to place me. He looks for the right fit, in terms of personality, competence and advancement. Simply put, Mark's a top-notch recruiter.

Whether you're a candidate or an employer, I recommend giving Mark a call.
Director of Intellectual Property, Fortune 500

Mark is the go-to person in the Texas legal market for top-notch legal resourcing. His network is without parallel and I love that he is responsive and quickly understands how to get the best "fit" for a team. I would highly recommend Mark's services if you need the best candidate to show up.

VP, General Counsel, Private Company

I really enjoyed working with Mark to help me find the perfect in-house position. Mark was attentive to my needs, understood the position I was looking for, and was prompt in responding to my inquiries. Mark's relationship with my current employer enabled him to provide detailed information about the position and ensure that my employer and I were a good fit for one another. Highly recommend working with Mark.

Associate General Counsel, Corporate and Compliance, Public Company

Mark has helped us on various legal searches along the last ten years. He knows the market very well and all the candidates hired through Mark have been very successful with us. I highly recommend Mark.

Assistant General Counsel, Private Company

Mark is an incredible matchmaker between senior legal professionals and the businesses that need their expertise.

General Counsel, Private Company

Mark is a great recruiter. He is very knowledgeable and professional. He makes a process that could otherwise be unnerving, into a pleasant and informed experience. I would work with him again and would highly recommend him.

General Counsel, Private Company

As one who has been on both sides of the recruiting process, both as a candidate and as a hiring manager to fill positions, I would highly recommend Mark. As a candidate, he is very in tune with the market and gives his candidates the personal attention candidates like out of their recruiter to help them walk through their search process. Those same qualities are what I believe make him successful in filling positions with clients—he takes the time to understand the client's needs so he can place the best candidate possible.

Associate General Counsel, Public Company

Mark acted on behalf of my current employer in the search for a general counsel. I was and remain very impressed with his handling of the engagement.

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Private Company

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Mark. He was fully engaged throughout the process and worked tirelessly to ensure the needs of both the company and the candidate were met. I would recommend Mark to an employer looking to add to their team or a legal professional seeking an advocate for their next career move.

Assistant General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Public Company