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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Mestel & Company wins the award for Best Attorney Placement Firm 2016 – USA in the 2016 CV Magazine Recruitment Awards.  Read more

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Cosi's Bankruptcy Takes Bite Out of Cadwalader

Cosi Inc. filed for bankruptcy this week in its hometown of Boston. The fast-casual restaurant chainRead more

Cadwalader Latest Big Firm to Close Offices in China

In what Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft has called an attempt to refocus on its core clients, theRead more

California governor signs bill clarifying felons' right to vote

California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed [press update] legislation [AB 2466 fact sheet,Read more

Pennsylvania top court allows defendants to sue over inadequate public defender funding

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that indigent defenRead more

Congress overrides veto of 9/11 bill allowing suits against Saudi Arabia

[JURIST] The US Congress [official website] on Wednesday overrode US President Barrack Obama's [offiRead more

Federal appeals court allows 'selfies' at ballot box

The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday agaiRead more

Faegre Unveils New Leadership Structure

Faberge Baker Daniels, formed through a late 2011 merger, has named Thomas Froehle Jr. as its next cRead more

Growing Data Threats Keep Deal Lawyers on Their Toes

When it comes to deal lawyers and cybersecurity, the discussion is often over whether law firms areRead more

Norway appeals court rejects Snowden lawsuit

A Norwegian court of appeals on Wednesday rejected [judgment, PDF, in Norwegian] a lawsuit against tRead more

After Hush-Hush Opening, Manatt Mulls Broader Chicago Offering

Big law firms often trumpet a new office in a new city as a sign of increased demand for the firm anRead more

Obama administration settles lawsuits with Native American tribes

The Obama administration announced Monday that is agreed [press release] to pay [settlement agreemenRead more

Greece lawmakers approve new austerity measures

The Greek Parliament [website] approved new legislation Tuesday cutting pensions and increasing theRead more

Federal judge blocks election day voter registration in Illinois

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website]Read more

Caesars Deal Means End of Fee Frenzy for Bankruptcy Lawyers

A $5 billion agreement resolves billions of dollars in potential damage claims by disgruntled creditRead more

Honigman Partner Who Saved Detroit?s Art Joins Jones Day

A year after Jones Day opened an office in Detroit following its representation of the Motor City inRead more

As Cybersecurity Hurdles Loom, Smaller Firms Face Big Challenges

State regulators in New York this month proposed new rules that would subject law firms to annual cyRead more

Shareholders file suit against Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo [corporate website] shareholders on Monday filed [press release] suit against the bankinRead more

Three Big Firms Advise on CBOE's Bats Exchange Buy

Sidley Austin, Fried Frank and Davis Polk are advising on a $3.2 billion cash-and-stock deal that wiRead more

FBI: violent crime increased in 2015

The FBI [official website] on Monday reported an increase in violent crime during 2015 and decreaseRead more

Global Legal Award Winners Announced. And the Winners Are...

The American Lawyer honors the most important and creative cross-border work of the year in citizensRead more

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