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

Federal judge orders accused NSA contractor to remain in custody

A federal judge on Friday ordered a former National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] contracRead more

Federal judge: Georgia does not have to reveal execution drug provider

[JURIST] U.S. District Judge J. Clay Fuller [official profile] on Thursday ruled [order, PDF] that tRead more

Trump's Campaign, Already a Boon to Lawyers, Could Serve as Litigation Fund

Donald Trump's presidential campaign saw its monthly legal bills hit $500,000 in September, a sum thRead more

Mexico judge rejects appeals of 'El Chapo' extradition to US

[JURIST] A Mexican judge on Thursday rejected five appeals intended to prevent the extradition of JoRead more

Legal ed council approves stricter standard for bar passage rates amidst diversity concerns

A proposal to tighten bar passage rate standards for ABA-approved law schools was passed Friday by tRead more

Trump and His Lawyers: Threats vs. Reality

Is Donald Trump holding his attorneys back, or is it the other way around?    Read more

Federal court blocks Mississippi law disqualifying Medicaid benefits for non-theraupeautic abortions

Judge Daniel P. Jordan III of the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (NortheRead more

Federal appeals court upholds conviction of Osama bin Laden's personal assistant

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld [opinion, PDF] a conspiracy conviction of the former persRead more

Federal appeals court denies North Carolina early voting motion

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] denied [order, PDF] an emergency mRead more

Federal judge reopens voter registration in Virginia

A federal judge on Thursday ordered [order, PDF] voter registration in Virginia to be reopened throuRead more

Reinventing Professionals: ‘These big honking e-discovery platforms are going the way of extinction’

Ari Kaplan talks to Mac specialist and e-discovery consultant Brett Burney about where legal technolRead more

Chicago lawyer has filed more than 900 qui tam actions against internet retailers

Chicago lawyer Stephen Diamond has made a business out of filing qui tam cases accusing internet retRead more

Panel Urges Big Reforms to Boost Law Firm Diversity

Speakers at an event hosted by Mayer Brown in New York said that structural changes are needed to brRead more

Federal judge orders Ohio to allow unlawfully purged voters to vote in November

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website] ruled [opinioRead more

US Agency Paid Two Firms Over $1 Billion in Battle With Banks

Kellogg Huber and Korein Tillery earned more than $1 billion in contingency fees for leadling the NaRead more

Iran sentences two US citizens to 10 years for espionage

[JURIST] A court in Iran on Tuesday sentenced two US citizens to 10 years in prison following convicRead more

Holland & Knight Takes Lead in Cayman Fund?s Bankruptcy

Two Cayman Islands-based funds controlled by Platinum Partners, a hedge fund caught up in a federalRead more

Cooley Comes Up Empty in Two Bankruptcy Cases

The Am Law 100 firm is owed a collective $1.57 million in fees from Implant Sciences Corp. and SoterRead more

Federal judge largely upholds ban on Obama transgender school bathroom policy

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected [order, PDF] the Obama administration's request to narrow an injRead more

Ex-Chadbourne Partner Discusses Decision to Join Gender Bias Suit

Jaroslawa Zelinsky Johnson, a former managing partner of Chadbourne & Parke?s defunct Kiev officRead more

Baker & McKenzie Bags 10-Lawyer Swiss Team

Baker & McKenzie, which has had a presence in Switzerland for more than 50 years, has hired a 10Read more

As Rates Soar, Some Firms Profit by Coming Down to Earth

A new report suggests that clients rewarded firms that took a less aggressive approach to billing raRead more

Could Fourth Quarter Usher in a Spate of Big Firm Combinations?

Within the past week, at least four large firm mergers were announced, suggesting that the fourth quRead more

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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