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 Strategiests for 2016.  View the full list

Industry News

Top Treasury Department Official to Join S&C in DC

Sullivan & Cromwell snags Adam Szubin, a former acting under secretary for terrorism and financiRead more

New Bicoastal Boutique Packs Antitrust Plaintiffs Punch

A U.S. Supreme Court victory against Visa and Mastercard over ATM fees has helped unite two solo antRead more

Shot of Bourbon? This Big Law Partner's Got You Covered

A new distillery launched by Mayer Brown tax attorney Russell Nance is part of the growing popularitRead more

Are schools that fail to teach children to read violating their constitutional rights? (podcast)

The 14th Amendment has been used to secure civil rights for a multitude of groups. But does it giveRead more

Foley & Lardner Explores Union With New York's Friedman Kaplan

Foley & Lardner, which more than a year ago broke off discussions about a potential combinationRead more

Federal judge considers independent review of disabled voter access in Houston

US District Judge Alfred H. Bennett [official website] on Saturday said he was considering initiatinRead more

US to honor Australia migrant resettlement deal

The US on Saturday expressed its intention to honor a migrant resettlement plan [BBC News report] neRead more

Russia man receives longest-ever cybercrime sentence

[JURIST] Roman Seleznev, the son of a member of the Russian Parliament, was sentenced [Aljazeera repRead more

From Bridgegate to Bill O'Reilly, Probes Put Law Firms in the Hot Seat

For American media audiences, the Bill O'Reilly saga had pretty much everything, from sex and celebrRead more

Virginia governor commutes death row inmate sentence

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe [official profile] commuted [press release] a death row inmate's sRead more

Call for Nominations: Litigation Departments of the Year

It's time to submit your entry for The American Lawyer's Litigation Departments of the Year, which rRead more

Federal panel rules Texas redistricting plan hurts minorities

A special federal judicial panel in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas [officiaRead more

Arkansas holds first execution in 11 years following denied Supreme Court petition

The state of Arkansas on Thursday held the execution [materials] of Ledell Lee, the first in the staRead more

Massachusetts Supreme Court dismisses 21,000 drug convictions following chemist misconduct

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court [official website] on Thursday formally approved the dismisRead more

Jury Awards $3M to Widow of Ex-Reed Smith Partner

A Chicago federal jury on Thursday awarded $3 million to the widow of a former leader of Reed Smith?Read more

Lawsuit filed against Tesla over self driving function

On Wednesday law firm Hagens Berman [corporate website] filed a class action lawsuit [text, PDF] inRead more

Alabama Supreme Court upholds decision to remove former chief justice

[JURIST] The Alabama Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday upheld [order] the September 2016Read more

Supreme Court hears arguments on ineffective counsel and government aid to church programs

The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments on Wednesday in Weaver v. MassachusettsRead more

Lawyers Take Aim at Each Other as O'Reilly Exits Fox

In a slugfest between two prominent New York litigators, plaintiffs lawyer Douglas Wigdor on WednesdRead more

Wachtell Lawyer Jumps to Litigation Funder

Garrett Ordower is joining Lake Whillans in New York, where he'll help vet cases for potential invesRead more

Chadbourne Ousts Partner Suing Firm for Gender Bias

Kerrie Campbell, a litigator at Chadbourne & Parke who brought a $100 million gender bias suit aRead more

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