The Mestel Difference

Founded in 1987, Mestel & Company is a leader in legal search and recruitment consulting with a prominent legacy and a forward-looking vision.  Our dedication to honesty, candor, and integrity sets us apart from our competitors.  Our deep experience, track record, and professional network are unparalleled.  We excel in the advancement of careers for individual associates, of counsel, partners, in-house counsel as well as facilitate the movement of groups and complex law firm mergers.

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Consultants and Services

Our consultants are strategically located nationwide and uniquely operate as one collaborative team.

Awards & Accolades

Mestel & Company wins the award for Best Attorney Placement Firm 2016 – USA in the 2016 CV Magazine Recruitment Awards.  Read more


Mestel & Company has again been named in Lawdragon’s 100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategiests for 2016.  View the full list

Industry News

Two Ex-Dewey Partners Find a New Home at McDermott

McDermott Will & Emery has hired corporate partners Ivan Presant and Jeffrey Meyers in New YorkRead more

Charting Growth

This chart maps year-over-year changes in revenue per lawyer and profits per partner for every firmRead more

Texas sues FDA to release seized lethal injection drugs

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice [official website] sued [complaint, PDF] the Food and DrugRead more

United Airlines settles with doctor dragged from flight

Dr. David Dao, the man seen in a viral video being dragged off a United Airlines flight earlier thisRead more

Texas state House approves ban on "sanctuary cities"

The Texas State House of Representatives [official website] approved on Thursday a strict ban [SB 4,Read more

Still no federal loans for Charlotte School of Law students; state AG opens civil investigation

Despite reported assurances to the contrary, Charlotte School of Law students say they have receivedRead more

Supreme Court hears arguments on drug patents, citizenship revocation

The US Supreme Court [official website] heard arguments [day call, PDF] on Wednesday in Amgen Inc. vRead more

For Big Law Partners, a Trump Tax Giveaway?

Details surrounding the president's tax plan are still sketchy. But one thing?s for sure: Equity parRead more

Oklahoma death penalty commission recommends extending moratorium

[JURIST] The Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission [official website] on Tuesday released a reporRead more

Federal judge blocks defunding of 'sanctuary cities'

[JURIST] US District Judge William Orrick from the Northern District of California [official profileRead more

Key Findings From the Am Law 100: A Podcast With Roy Strom

Reporter Roy Strom summarizes the key takeaways from the Am Law 100 rankings and what consultants saRead more

Profits Per Lawyer

A firm's PPL is its net income divided by its lawyer count. Wachtell topped the list with a PPL of $Read more

Profitability Index

This metric, introduced in 1985, seeks to demonstrate which firms best balance leverage and profit mRead more

Compensation for All Partners

Average Compensation-All Partners rose by 1.6 percent in 2016, compared with an increase of 3.7 percRead more

Value Per Lawyer

Our value per lawyer metric demonstrates how much, on average, each of a firm?s lawyers contributesRead more

Alston & Bird Adds Chadbourne's IP Chair

Paul Tanck, chair of Chadbourne & Parke's intellectual property practice in New York, is headedRead more

Wachtell, Proskauer Leading Off on Big League Baseball Deal

The two Am Law 100 firms are advising on a potential $1.3 billion sale of Major League Baseball's MiRead more

Supreme Court rules tribal immunity does not apply to individuals

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that tribal sovereign immunity does not extendRead more

NRA files challenge to California gun control legislation

The National Rifle Association (NRA) [official website] on Monday filed the first complaint [text, PRead more

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in two jurisdiction cases

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] inRead more

NAACP claims Georgia redistricting discriminatory

The NAACP [advocacy website] on Monday announced a lawsuit [press release] against the state of GeorRead more

Hawaii files answer in revised travel ban lawsuit

[JURIST] The State of Hawaii filed its answer [text, PDF] as plaintiff with the US Court of AppealsRead more

Career Search

Thank you for your interest in our attorney jobs and career opportunities.  These will be posted in the next few weeks.

For now, please contact our team of legal recruiters at or 646.356.0500