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

Behind the Numbers: A Podcast on What the Am Law 200 Results Really Mean

ALM Intelligence senior analyst Nicholas Bruch breaks down the Am Law 200 results.   Read more

Nevada senate approves physician aid-in-dying bill

[JURIST] The Nevada Senate [official website] voted 11-10 on Tuesday to approve a bill [text, PDF] tRead more

Federal appeals court revives Wikimedia suit against NSA

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday allowed a lawsuit [textRead more

Which outside lawyers will represent Trump in Russian influence probe? Pick is reportedly made

Updated: President Donald Trump was personally involved in the search for outside lawyers to represeRead more

Supreme Court agrees to hear patent case on inter partes review

The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order, PDF] Monday in SAS Institute Inc.Read more

Supreme Court rules on 'residence' in patent cases

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft FooRead more

Major Financial Institutions Make Landmark Blockchain Investment

Bank of America, Wells Fargo and HSBC are among the more than 40 banks and financial firms that annoRead more

Polsinelli Picks Real Estate Partner to Succeed Longtime Leader

W. Russell Welsh, chairman and CEO of Polsinelli since 1998, is poised to cede the Kansas City, MissRead more

ABA president criticizes ‘egregious’ cuts to LSC, loan forgiveness in Trump budget proposal

ABA President Linda Klein. Photo Courtesy of ABA Communications. ABA President Linda A. Klein on TueRead more

Labaton Sucharow Expands SEC Whistleblower Practice With Hire of Three Ex-SEC and DOJ Officials

The firm will also open offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C.      Read more

Senior Latham Lawyer Running for Controversial Right-Wing Party in UK Elections

A senior Latham & Watkins lawyer is running for Parliament as a member of a controversial right-Read more

Apple and Nokia settle ongoing patent dispute

After a six-month legal dispute [text, PDF] over the right to use patents and other intellectual proRead more

Managing Partners Frustrated by Slow Pace of Big Law Change, Survey Says

Legal consultancy Altman Weil Inc.'s ninth annual Law Firms in Transition Survey shows that managingRead more

Mississippi parents file suit against state's public education system

The Southern Poverty Law Center [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] on Tuesday allegRead more

How Much Do Clients Care About Law Firm Layoffs?

"A smart firm would be reaching out to their clients and getting ahead of the story," said one formeRead more

Texas senate sends 'religious refusal' adoption bill to governor

Texas' Republican-controlled Senate gave final approval to a bill that would enable publicly fundedRead more

Texas civil rights group files lawsuit against 'show me your papers' law

The Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP) [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] on MondayRead more

Former CIA director says he was concerned about possible Russian ties to Trump campaign

Former CIA director John Brennan told the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that he became conRead more

Supreme Court: service of process by mail allowed under Hague Service Convention

The US Supreme Court held unanimously [opinion, PDF] Monday in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon [SCOTUSblRead more

Actor Accuses Attorney Neighbor of Harassment Campaign in Messy Co-Op Dispute

Justin Theroux, the star of HBO's "The Leftovers" and son of a longtime Baker McKenzie lawyer, has aRead more

Two Years After Merger, Shook Hardy's Chicago Leader Exits

Todd Jacobs, a former managing partner and member of the executive committee at Grippo & Elden,Read more

Ex-SEC Associate GC Joins Simpson Thacher in DC

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has hired David Blass, a former associate general counsel at the U.S.Read more

Supreme Court rules North Carolina redistricting unconstitutional

The US Supreme Court ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in Cooper v. Harris [SCOTUSblog materials] that NorRead 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