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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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 Strategists for 2016.  View the full list

Industry News

Burford Claims Almost Half of $324M Argentina Arbitration Win

The company announced that it stands to take home roughly $140 million from an investment in a caseRead more

Crowell & Moring Adds Arteaga to Antitrust Ranks in New York

Juan Arteaga, a former associate and counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett who most recently serRead more

ABA urges Senate not to weaken Medicaid through Affordable Care Act repeal bill

The American Bar Association on Monday voiced opposition to Senate proposals to cut federal MedicaidRead more

Do Law Firms Enable Alcoholism?

A culture of work-related drinking persists in many places in Big Law—and that can cause problRead more

Europe Beginning to Rediscover M&A Mojo, but Not Time for Celebration Just Yet

The latest Mergermarket M&A report deserves similar scrutiny. At first glance, it paints a remarRead more

Poland president vetoes bill forcing top justices’ resignations; ABA had voiced concern

Updated: Poland's president on Monday said he is vetoing legislation that would have forced the counRead more

Trump asserts ‘complete power to pardon’; can he pardon himself?

President Donald Trump asserted in one of several tweets Saturday that everyone agrees he has “the cRead more

New Jersey Governor signs bill directing schools to recognize transgender rights

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie [official website] signed a bill [press release] into law on FridRead more

Claims Against Wilmer Revived Over 'Freeze Out' of Company's Minority Owners

A Massachusetts appellate court ruled Friday that Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr must face alRead more

Trump's Man of the Hour Scaramucci Not One To 'Humble Brag,' Says Cravath Associate

Tapped to serve as President Donald Trump's communications director, Anthony Scaramucci told a groupRead more

Abortion rights groups file lawsuit to block Texas ban on second-trimester procedure

Abortion rights groups filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] on Thursday that seeks an injunction againstRead more

Dentons Set to Merge With Scotland's Maclay Murray

The deal continues Dentons' international expansion of late and gives Maclay a long-awaited merger pRead more

DOJ and FBI takedown largest ever illegal dark web marketplace

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) together with the FBI [official websites] have seized anRead more

DLA Piper Acquires 60-Lawyer Liner Firm in L.A.

The deal with Liner LLP, a boutique known for representing entertainment industry clients ranging frRead more

Amid Delays, Politics Leave US Attorney Prospects in Limbo

It's been six months since shortlists for U.S. attorney started circulating in the Southern DistrictRead more

Law Firms, Owed by Bankrupt Clients, Look to Represent Them in Court

Greenberg Traurig and Husch Blackwell are tapped for bankruptcies in Hawaii and Texas that count sevRead more

DOJ revives provision of civil asset forfeiture program

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] announced on Wednesday that it is reviving a pRead more

Supreme Court exempts grandparents from enforcement of travel ban

The US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday affirmed in part [order, PDF] a ruling by the URead more

California extends environmental legislation

California Governor Jerry Brown [official website] has been credited [press release] with pushing thRead more

Federal appeals court upholds gag order on FBI surveillance requests

A US appeals court ruled [opinion, PDF] on Monday that a nondisclosure requirement in the National SRead more

Massachusetts top court: woman fired for using medical marijuana can sue for discrimination

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusett [official website] on Monday held [opinion, PDF] that a wRead more

Judge postpones decision on Toshiba flash memory sale

A judge for the Superior Court of California [official website] postponed a decision Friday for injuRead more

Federal report criticizes harsh treatment of mentally ill inmates

The Office of the Inspector General for the US Department of Justice [official websites] issued a reRead more

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