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

DOJ requests hold on immigration order appeal

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] requested [motion, PDF] the Court of Appeals fRead more

Goodwin Nears $1B Revenue Mark as Partner Profits Stay Flat

Gross revenue at Goodwin Procter hit $912 million, but revenue per lawyer and profits per partner diRead more

Revenue Up, Profits Down at Wilson Sonsini

The firm's gross revenue ticked up 2.7 percent, but revenue per lawyer and profits per partner bothRead more

Law Firm Dodges Class Claims in First-of-Its-Kind Data Security Case

A federal judge ruled that claims against Chicago-based Johnson & Bell for allegedly failing toRead more

Trump administration rescinds policy on phasing out private prisons

[JURIST] US Attorney General Jeff Sessions [official website] issued a memo [memo, PDF] made publicRead more

VW executive pleads not guilty to emission scandal charges

A Volkswagen (VW) [corporate website] executive pleaded not guilty in the wake of VW's emissions scaRead more

Illinois Board of Education settles 2008 funding lawsuit

The Illinois State Board of Education [official website] voted on Thursday to approve a settlement [Read more

North Carolina bill proposed to end 'bathroom bill' impasse

[JURIST] North Carolina lawmakers filed a bipartisan bill [text, PDF] on Wednesday aimed at breakingRead more

Federal appeals court reinstates Texas immigration law

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit [official website] on Thursday ruled [order, PDF]Read more

Polsinelli Saw Strong Revenue Growth in 2016, But Partner Profits Dropped With Addition of 44 Lawyers

Polsinelli's revenue grew, but profits per partner dropped as a result of a mass hire from IP boutiqRead more

Sidley Austin Fraud Suit Heads to Arbitration

Plaintiff Carrie Birkel claims Washington, D.C.-based Sidley partner Edward McNicholas lured her intRead more

Latham Has Another Outstanding Year, With Revenue Surpassing $2.8B

Latham & Watkins increased its gross revenue in 2016 for a seventh consecutive year.  Read more

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down city ordinance extending LGBTQ protections

[JURIST] The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Fayetteville city ordinancRead more

Federal judge blocks California age discrimination law

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on WednRead more

Amnesty: global politics threatening human rights

Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Tuesday released its Annual Report 2016/17 [report]Read more

Trump administration revokes public school transgender bathroom guidelines

The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked [letter, PDF] the Obama-era guidelines [press release]Read more

Betsy Miller and Victoria Nugent to lead Cohen Milstein's Public Client Practice

Miller and Nugent will co-chair Cohen Milstein's public client practice, which focuses on representiRead more

Steady Growth for Faegre Baker as Leadership Change Looms

The firm posted a 5 percent increase in gross revenue and a solid 7.5 percent bump in profits per eqRead more

Allen & Overy Continues US Hiring Spree With 3-Partner Paul Hastings Finance Team

Allen & Overy has continued its U.S. hiring spree with the recruitment of a three-partner financRead more

Sidley Keeps Revenue, Profits Rising Despite Tougher Market

The firm's growth didn't quite match recent years, but its leaders say they're not complaining.Read more

Career Search

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