Beacon Hill Legal Leadership


Our Beacon Hill Legal executives are not only experts at leading and directing our industry and functional groups, but they are world-class practitioners as well, delivering results every day.

John David Tarbox, Managing Director and EVP, Executive Committee Member

Mr. Tarbox is responsible for directing Beacon Hill Legal's national expansion. Expert in the contract staffing of attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries, as well as large scale project management, he has been with Beacon Hill since its inception, and has been instrumental in building the Beacon Hill Legal brand partnering with many of the Nation's top firms. He began his staffing career in Boston on the direct (permanent placement) side of the business, and ultimately became known as one of the region's top contract attorney specialists, consistently delivering quality personnel for even the most complex and demanding projects, before managing the contract attorney operation for Beacon Hill's Boston location. Mr. Tarbox sits on the firm’s technology committee and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Hampshire.

Heather Box, Division Director

Ms. Box is responsible for directing Beacon Hill Legal in Dallas, TX. A proven staffing industry leader, executing on both the sales and recruiting sides of the business, she has spent her legal staffing career focusing on the temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire placement of law firm administrators, paralegals, legal secretaries, legal receptionists and legal file clerks. She is also skilled in staffing contract attorneys for document review projects and is known in the Dallas legal market place as the go-to person for “last minute” temporary staffing needs and as a top resource for substantive contract attorney openings. Prior to Beacon Hill, she was a business solutions manager for a national multi-segment staffing organization and began her legal staffing career as a business development director for the largest legal staffing firm in the country. Ms. Box received a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, from Dallas Baptist University where she majored in communication.

Amanda Brandenburg, Division Director

Ms. Brandenburg is responsible for leading ​and directing Beacon Hill Legal in Atlanta and Nashville. Having partnered with many of the city’s top law firms and corporations, Amanda has been recognized as one of the best legal recruiters in the Atlanta marketplace for quite some time. She is known for excellence, delivering on document review projects as well as singular temporary and contract-to-hire needs including attorneys, paralegals, contract administrators, legal secretaries and other legal support staff. Prior to Beacon Hill, Ms. Brandenburg ran the Atlanta business development and delivery efforts for one of the largest legal staffing firms in the country, where she was consistently recognized as the top producer in the southeastern region. Ms. Brandenburg received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia where she majored in English and philosophy.

Cindy Eidnes, JD, Division Director

Ms. Eidnes is responsible for directing Beacon Hill Legal in Minneapolis. She has been a major force in the Twin Cities legal staffing market for over two decades, providing temporary attorneys to both firms and corporations covering large scale document reviews to high level attorney requirements within various areas of substantive legal expertise. She also specializes in the direct placement of attorneys and has staffed paralegals on both a direct and temporary basis. Prior to Beacon Hill, Ms. Eidnes opened and managed the first legal staffing company in the Twin Cities to provide temporary attorneys for document review projects. She quickly became known as the top provider of contract and temporary attorneys in the marketplace.

Ms. Eidnes began her career as a litigator within a law firm in Denver and also worked in-house managing litigation for an insurance company in Connecticut. She is very active in the local legal community, currently serving as a co-chair for the Professional Development Committee of Minnesota Women Lawyers; a consultant to the MN-ACC Career Management Committee; and is on the governing body for the Corporate Counsel Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Ms. Eidnes received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and a JD from Stanford Law School.

Ann Eisenreich, Division Director

Ms. Eisenreich is responsible for directing Beacon Hill Legal in Chicago, specializing in both contract staffing and direct-hire placement of the area’s top attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries. A proven and successful legal recruiter, she has built relationships with Chicago’s most respected law firms – leading searches, delivering temp/contract services and staffing document reviews, and has become the go-to recruiter in Chicago’s legal secretary and paralegal market. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Eisenreich spent nearly twelve years with one of the world’s largest staffing companies where she was often recognized as one of the company’s top performers. She has a strong connection to Chicago’s ALA chapter. Ms. Eisenreich attended Eastern Michigan University where she majored in English Language and Literature and Secondary Education.

Betty Franky, Esq., Director of Project Management

Ms. Franky is responsible for directing eDiscovery projects for Beacon Hill Legal – Managed Review Services nationwide. In this capacity she streamlines the managed review experience by employing clear and effective processes, engaging in active management, and implementing the most advanced review techniques. She oversees the managed review process from start to finish, providing feedback, ideas and solutions to ensure the review is completed efficiently and accurately. Ms. Franky began her career as a litigation associate with a boutique Miami law firm where she focused on eDiscovery. Throughout her career she has worked on a wide range of matters nationwide in the areas of commercial litigation, securities, anti-trust, pharmaceutical, patent and DOJ investigations. Ms. Franky graduated with a B.B.A. in Business Management and Organization and Legal Studies from the University of Miami and a J.D. from the University of Maryland. Ms. Franky is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Anna-Maria Licata Coombs, Division Director

Ms. Licata Coombs is responsible for leading and directing Beacon Hill Legal in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a leading staffing expert, she has formed relationships with and has assisted many of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley’s AmLaw 100 law firms and Fortune 500 corporations. Ms. Licata Coombs is known for providing superior customer service and diligence in staffing urgent and complex requests for clients, managing large-scale document review projects and delivering project management solutions in San Francisco, New York and Washington DC. She also assists clients with high-level attorney placements across all practice areas and industries. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Licata Coombs managed the San Francisco client development efforts for one of the nation’s largest legal staffing companies where she grew and developed the client base significantly. She began her career working for a global accounting firm and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of San Francisco where she majored in accounting.

Aida C. Rodriguez, CEDS, Division Director

Ms. Rodriguez is responsible for leading Beacon Hill Legal in South Florida. With more than 20 years of experience in the legal arena, Ms. Rodriguez advises law firms and corporate legal departments on management and talent structure design and the eDiscovery process. She provides value to law firms and corporate legal departments through a comprehensive spectrum of flexible human capital, talent and outsourcing solutions. Through her work, Ms. Rodriguez also advises legal professionals on personal branding, marketing and business development. Ms. Rodriguez is an adjunct professor at Florida International University where she lectures on eDiscovery and is a Deputy Regional Vice President, Finance Director and Legal Education Fund (LEF) Board Member for the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Kendall F. Smardzewski, JD, Division Director

Ms. Smardzewski leads the Washington, DC office for Beacon Hill Legal, serving as Division Director. She brings experience as both a practicing attorney and legal recruiter, focusing on contingent attorneys and paralegals for document reviews, due diligence matters, and highly skilled, industry-specific project work. She has developed relationships with AmLaw 100 firms, national associations and Fortune 500 companies. She began her career as a criminal defense attorney in Virginia before joining Beacon Hill Legal. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond School of Law and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Dickinson College where she majored in political science.

Eileen Vega-Lamboy, Regional Director

Ms. Vega-Lamboy is responsible for leading Beacon Hill Legal in New York City. A proven staffing industry leader since the early 1990’s, she has serviced clients in New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Detroit, Philadelphia, Texas, Florida, California and Washington, D.C., focusing on law firms and corporations across all industries with an expertise in banking, pharmaceutical, entertainment, media and technology. Prior to Beacon Hill, Ms. Vega-Lamboy was a top national producer for one of the country’s largest legal staffing organizations where she specialized in contract/temporary staffing as well as direct-hire placement covering general counsels to partners to associates and firm administrators in all disciplines including, but not limited to, compliance, real estate, corporate and litigation. She is an active member of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), the Hispanic Bar Association of NJ, the National Hispanic Bar Association and the Hispanic Federation. Ms. Vega-Lamboy attended Hunter College and majored in psychology.

Betsy Walton, JD, Regional Director

Ms. Walton is responsible for directing Beacon Hill Legal in the Philadelphia and Detroit area. A legal staffing expert, and leader in the marketplace for over a decade, Ms. Walton is known for her superior client service, deep market and industry knowledge and top-notch project management solutions. She provides talent for law firms and corporations of all sizes throughout Philadelphia, Delaware, Southern New Jersey and Detroit, covering large-scale document reviews to high-level attorney requirements within various areas of substantive legal expertise. She also specializes in the direct placement of attorneys and paralegals at all levels and in all practice areas. Prior to joining Beacon Hill, Ms. Walton led the top-performing legal staffing office of one of the world’s largest staffing firms and she began her career managing HSR reviews for a Washington, DC boutique firm.  Ms. Walton is active in numerous legal associations including IPMA, DelvACCA and Women in eDiscovery and received her undergraduate degree from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and her J.D. from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

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