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

SCOTUS limits venue in patent suits, making it more difficult to file in friendly jurisdictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday narrowed the locations where patent infringement suits can be filedRead more

Supreme Court strikes down redrawn North Carolina districts as unconstitutional racial gerrymanders

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down two majority-black congressional districts created in a 2010Read more

Alabama bill intended to shorten capital appeals is sent to governor; ABA had opposed it

The Alabama Legislature has passed and sent to the governor a bill intended to shorten death penaltyRead more

Skadden Hires London M&A Partners From White & Case

Skadden made rare hires to its London office with the addition of private equity heavyweights from WRead more

DLA Piper Grabs Bankruptcy Roles for IP, Industrial Clients

The global legal giant is advising St. Louis-based manufacturer Katy Industries Inc. on its ChapterRead more

Federal appeals court: Arizona prison outgoing mail policy violates constitution

A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [OpinionRead more

Settlement reached in defective airbag class action suit

A settlement [text, PDF] was reached between plaintiffs and several car manufacturers in a lawsuit cRead more

As Clients Press for Discounts, Are Firms Too Quick to Show Their Cards?

Are some law firms making a mistake by handing clients their billable hour data despite working forRead more

In Latest Lateral Raid, Jenner Bags Akin Gump Energy Leader

The rapid recruitment effort embarked on by Jenner & Block this year continued Friday as the firRead more

Who asked Rosenstein to write the Comey memo? He reportedly says it’s part of special counsel probe

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly deflected questions in an appearance before the U.Read more

Democratic AGs file motion to intervene in ACA lawsuit

More than a dozen Democratic attorneys general filed a motion to intervene [text, PDF] in a lawsuitRead more

US announces sanctions against Venezuela Supreme Court justices

The US Department of the Treasury [official website] on Thursday announced sanctions [press release]Read more

NRA files lawsuit over California magazine restrictions

The California Rifle and Pistol Association [advocacy website], the state affiliate of the NationalRead more

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Sweden's Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, dropped [decision, PDF] the preliminary investRead more

Oregon becomes second state to ease transgender ID changes

Oregon became the second US state to enact legislation [HB 2673A materials] that makes it easier forRead more

Trump administration confirms renegotiation of NAFTA

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer [official website] sent a letter [text] to Congress ThursdRead more

Lateral Door Spins for New Honigman, Morgan Lewis Hires

The market for large firm lateral partners moves quickly these days. For three new hires announced tRead more

Can Litigation Solve Big Law's Gender Equity Problem?

Big Law has a major gender equality problem, according to David Sanford, the chairman of Sanford HeiRead more

BBQ-Loving, EB-5 Lawyer Heads to Wilson Elser

Wilson Elsker Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker has welcomed alternative investments and EB-5 expert RoRead more

Tulsa police officer who fatally shot Terence Crutcher acquitted

Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby was found not guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the shootingRead more

Federal judge blocks order limiting legal aid to immigrants

The US District Court for the Western District of Washington [official website] on Wednesday grantedRead more

Courting Startups, Stoel Rives Adds Big Law Vets to Corporate Group

Stoel Rives is continuing to beef up its corporate group with practice veterans from larger rivals,Read more

Thompson Hine Aims for Gov't Contracting 'Coup' With Cooley Hires

Thompson Hine has set up a government contracts practice in Washington, D.C., after luring three lawRead more

Spat Erupts Between Quinn Emanuel and Plaintiffs Firms Over Foreign Exchange Manipulation Litigation

A pair of recent filings in U.S. litigation over alleged foreign exchange rate manipulation has reveRead 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