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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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Tucker Ellis Takes St. Louis With Wilson Elser Crew

Cleveland-based Tucker Ellis, a firm formed from the ashes of a busted Am Law 200 shop, has announceRead more

Four Firms Guide Pfizer's Latest Big Drug Buy

Wachtell, Ropes & Gray, Davis Polk and Cooley are advising on a $14 billion deal that will see pRead more

Ex-McDermott Lawyer Who Tangled With Theranos Joins Vinson

IP lawyer John Fuisz, who went head-to-head with Theranos Inc. over trade secrets while at McDermottRead more

Federal judge temporarily blocks transgender bathroom access guidelines

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas [official website] on Sunday teRead more

Baker & McKenzie Posts Big Gains in Revenue, Profits

Despite uncertainty in key international markets, the firm saw an 8 percent revenue rise in 2015-16,Read more

After Banner Year, Outgoing Baker & McKenzie Chair Reflects on Tenure

In his six years at the helm, Eduardo Leite has presided over the firm?s fastest growth in its 67-yeRead more

Civil rights group releases scorecard on police body camera policies

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and data analysis company Upturn [official websiRead more

New Jersey enacts law increasing benefits for children of fallen state troopers

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie [official website] signed the Sweeney Bill (SB 2061) [text, PDF]Read more

Trump and the Rule of Law: US Military Edition

Resist 'Trump fatigue' and consider the comments that over time reveal Trump's philosophy. Read more

Lewis Rice Takes Rare Step in Forming Second Firm

St. Louis-based Lewis Rice has formed a second law firm that will operate as a wholly owned subsidiaRead more

Federal judge blocks Florida law defunding Planned Parenthood

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida [official website] on ThursdaRead more

DOJ to phase out privately controlled prisons

The Deputy US Attorney General announced [official statement] Thursday that the Department of JusticRead more

Oklahoma voter ID law upheld

An Oklahoma County [official website] judge upheld a controversial voter identification law [text, PRead more

Deal Watch: Univision Wins Gawker Auction Amid M&A Moves

It wasn't the biggest deal of the week, but Univision's winning bid for Gawker is the only one thatRead more

Zero Hours Billed? No Problem for These First-Year Associates

Some of the country's largest law firms allow associates to focus exclusively on pro bono work for mRead more

Pair of LA Firms Close $100M Playboy Mansion Sale

Cox, Castle & Nicholson and Eisner Jaffe, two leading firms in Los Angeles, scored lead roles onRead more

Navajo Nation sues EPA following toxic spill

[JURIST] The Navajo Nation on Tuesday filed suit [complaint] against the Environmental Protection AgRead more

Pennsylvania AG resigns following perjury conviction

[JURIST] Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane [official website] announced her resignation TuRead more

US transfers 15 Guantanamo detainees to UAE

The US Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] on Monday announced the transfer [press releasRead more

Federal appeals court throws out former Guantanamo detainee's torture claim

The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday threw outRead more

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