About Us

Providing the best in candidate and client service

Each member of the Elite team has extensive experience in identifying, evaluating and introducing highly qualified candidates. We provide insightful placement services for all levels of experience ranging from lateral Agents/Associates to Partners to Patent Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel.

Ellen Tamiyasu

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Ellen Tamiyasu is a founding partner of Elite Search Consultants. She has worked as an Intellectual Property recruiter since 1993. She has successfully placed groups, partners and associates at numerous law firms and corporations nationwide. Prior to her recruiting career, Ellen worked as a Research & Development Engineer for a medical device company owned by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.