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

With Hourly Rates Rising, Report Shows Spotty Record for GC's Cost-Constraint Tactics

Hourly rates are rebounding strongly from the post-recession doldrums and Big Law is leading the wayRead more

Federal judge orders Florida to amend death certificates to recognize same-sex couples

[JURIST] US Federal Judge Robert Hinkle on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] that the state of Florida mRead more

Deal Watch: Three Firms Headline PR Giant's Going Public Sale

This is not a press release. Kirkland & Ellis, Latham & Watkins and Graubard Miller are adviRead more

Trump healthcare bill withdrawn from Congress due to lack of votes

[JURIST] President Donald Trump's healthcare bill was withdrawn from Congress [H.R. 1628 actions] onRead more

Chadbourne, Plaintiffs Trade Blows in Batch of New Filings

Three current and former female partners seeking certification of a gender bias class action againstRead more

ABA cites Bates in letter to lawmaker who wants warning in lawyer ads seeking drug plaintiffs

An ABA working group will consider the First Amendment when it reviews a request for a change in theRead more

Utah lowers DUI threshold to lowest in US

[JURIST] Utah Governor Gary Herbert [official website] signed House Bill 155 [text] into law on FridRead more

Federal appeals court expedites review of Trump travel ban

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Thursday ordered an expedited sRead more

State Department issues permit for Keystone XL pipeline

[JURIST] The US State Department [official website] granted [press release] a presidential permit toRead more

Manafort, Willing to Talk, Hires Top Wilmer Partner

Reginald Brown, chairman of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's financial institutions group andRead more

Bergdahl lawyers file motion to dismiss after remarks by President Trump

Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl [BBC profile] filed a motion to dismiss on Thursday with the United SRead more

DOJ opens investigation into Congressman Hunter for alleged misuse of funds

The US House Committee on Ethics [official website] announced [statement, PDF] Thursday that the DepRead more

US Senate votes to repeal Internet privacy rules

The US Senate [official website] voted 50-48 [vote record] Thursday to repeal [text, PDF; S.J.Res. 3Read more

Reinventing Professionals: From BigLaw partner to ethical hacker

Ari Kaplan speaks with Adam Cohen, an attorney and a managing director with the Berkeley Research GrRead more

Lawyer is among four killed in shootings at Wisconsin law office and bank

A Wisconsin lawyer was among four people killed on Thursday in a series of shootings that allegedlyRead more

North Carolina lawmakers override veto to make judicial elections partisan

[JURIST] The North Carolina legislature [official website] on Thursday overrode [vote count] GovernoRead more

Gorsuch confirmation hearings continue with witness testimony

[JURIST] The Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] on Thursday held a new round of hearingsRead more

Kramer Levin's Partner Profits Reach Nearly $2M

The 320-lawyer firm reported $353 million in gross revenue, a 6 percent increase over the $332 milliRead more

Steady Growth Name of the Game for Paul Hastings

The firm, in the midst of a major revamp of its office space around the country, saw a continued incRead more

Judge Disqualifies Kasowitz and DLA Piper in Contract Dispute, Citing Conflicts of Interest for Both Sides

A recent disqualification ruling found that neither Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman nor DLARead more

Jones Day Calls Detroit Mayor 'Political Hack' in Response to Threatened Suit

Responding to legal threats by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Jones Day's managing partner vigorously deRead more

Boies/Schiller Film Group's Suit Could Unleash Litigation Beast

The film finance vehicle of Boies Schiller Flexner's David Boies and the son of a fellow co-foundingRead more

Global Law Firms and Vereins: The End of the Affair?

In the inexorable march toward greater global consolidation, will law firms steer clear of the vereiRead more

Career Search

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