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

Crowell's Northern Retreat Has Holland & Hart Alaska-Bound

Crowell & Moring is closing its Alaskan outpost?one the firm opened in 2009?following HollandRead more

Paul Weiss Gets Into PTAB Work With Ropes & Gray Recruit

J. Steven Baughman, a longtime IP litigator at Ropes & Gray in Washington, D.C., is leaving theRead more

Ex-Clinton Aide Joins Boies Schiller in Silicon Valley

Boies, Schiller & Flexner has brought on Ann O?Leary, a former top adviser to Democratic presideRead more

As Currencies Suffer, Law Firms Try Hedging to Safeguard Revenues

As the British pound falls, so does the reluctance of many firms to gamble on future exchange rates.Read more

General Motors complies with SEC order over accounting failures in defect case

General Motors (GM) [corporate website] on Wednesday agreed to pay $1 million [press release] to resRead more

JPMorgan agrees to settlement on mortgage discrimination complaint

JPMorgan Chase & Co [corporate website] agreed Wednesday to pay $55 million to settle a lawsuitRead more

US appeals court revives FDIC suit against banks over mortgage-backed securities sales

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York [official website] on Wednesday revived [order, PDRead more

DOJ files lawsuit against New York City for denying job to HIV positive applicant

The US Department of Justice [official website] (DOJ) filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] on Tuesday agRead more

Secret Service settles discrimination lawsuit with black agents

[JURIST] The US Secret Service [official website] agreed to a $24 million settlement [text, PDF] witRead more

FTC sues Qualcomm for allegedly monopolizing device in cell phones

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [official website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against QualcRead more

Supreme Court says Fannie Mae does not have automatic right to federal court

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled Wednesday that Fannie Mae's sue-and-be-sued clause doeRead more

San Francisco sued by undocumented immigrant over violation of sanctuary city law

Pedro Figueroa Zarceno filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] on Tuesday against the city of San FranciscoRead more

Alberto Gonzales reflects back on Bush administration and gives his advice for Trump staff (podcast)

The Hon. Alberto R. Gonzales rose from humble beginnings in Humble, Texas, to some of the highest leRead more

Missouri top court rules Kansas City minimum wage increase must go on ballot

The Supreme Court of Missouri [official website] ruled [opinion. PDF] Tuesday that the Kansas City BRead more

Supreme Court seeks incoming administration's views in New Jersey sports betting case

The US Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday invited [order list, PDF] the Solicitor General [Read more

Two Top Sports Lawyers—On Opposite Sides—Switch Firms

A pair of leading sports industry lawyers have left their firms for new digs. O?Melveny & MyersRead more

Deal Watch: White & Case Leads on Transactional Tables

White & Case ranked No. 1 for M&A globally in league table rankings for legal advisers in 20Read more

Cadwalader to Close Houston Office in Core Practice Pivot

A few days after Willkie Farr hired two energy partners from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, AlleRead more

Big Law Onsite Day Care: The Trend That Wasn't

Very few firms have opened full-time facilities, despite their lamentations about the exodus of womeRead more

A Test for Jeff Sessions

The new attorney general says he?ll be independent; here?s a chance for him to prove it.  Read more

How a Big Law Fee Dispute Turned Into a Bitter, Cross-Country Litigation

Vedder Price is facing arbitration in California in a case that shows there can be risks to law firmRead 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