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

Federal appeals court reinstates Texas immigration law

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit [official website] on Thursday ruled [order, PDF]Read more

Polsinelli Saw Strong Revenue Growth in 2016, But Partner Profits Dropped With Addition of 44 Lawyers

Polsinelli's revenue grew, but profits per partner dropped as a result of a mass hire from IP boutiqRead more

Sidley Austin Fraud Suit Heads to Arbitration

Plaintiff Carrie Birkel claims Washington, D.C.-based Sidley partner Edward McNicholas lured her intRead more

Justice Department reinstates policy allowing private prisons to house federal inmates

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday withdrew a memo issued last year that had ordered the phaRead more

Latham Has Another Outstanding Year, With Revenue Surpassing $2.8B

Latham & Watkins increased its gross revenue in 2016 for a seventh consecutive year.  Read more

Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down city ordinance extending LGBTQ protections

[JURIST] The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Fayetteville city ordinancRead more

Federal judge blocks California age discrimination law

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on WednRead more

Amnesty: global politics threatening human rights

Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Tuesday released its Annual Report 2016/17 [report]Read more

Trump administration revokes public school transgender bathroom guidelines

The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked [letter, PDF] the Obama-era guidelines [press release]Read more

ACLU of Wisconsin files suit alleging police discrimination in Milwaukee

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin [advocacy website] filed suit [complaint, PDFRead more

Trump administration rescinds Obama policy on transgender restrooms, cites lack of legal analysis

The Trump administration on Wednesday rescinded a directive that had told public schools to allow trRead more

Supreme Court hears arguments on binding arbitration agreements

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments [transcript] in Kindred Nursing Centers LRead more

Betsy Miller and Victoria Nugent to lead Cohen Milstein's Public Client Practice

Miller and Nugent will co-chair Cohen Milstein's public client practice, which focuses on representiRead more

Steady Growth for Faegre Baker as Leadership Change Looms

The firm posted a 5 percent increase in gross revenue and a solid 7.5 percent bump in profits per eqRead more

Allen & Overy Continues US Hiring Spree With 3-Partner Paul Hastings Finance Team

Allen & Overy has continued its U.S. hiring spree with the recruitment of a three-partner financRead more

Sidley Keeps Revenue, Profits Rising Despite Tougher Market

The firm's growth didn't quite match recent years, but its leaders say they're not complaining.Read more

Shearman & Sterling Sees Revenue Rise and Partner Profits Spike

Equity partner profits jumped by nearly 20 percent last year, as the firm posted revenue growth acroRead more

Supreme Court rules in favor of death row inmate over racial bias

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF]Wednesday Buck v. Davis [SCOTUSblog mateRead more

Supreme Court: supply of single component for manufacture abroad does not constitute patent infringement

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] in Life Technologies Corporation v. ProRead more

Federal appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday thatRead more

Is Your Firm Guilty of Playing Lateral Partner Bingo?

In selling their firm to lateral candidates, firm leaders are often using the same pitches as theirRead more

Star IP Litigator Jumps From Orrick to Goodwin

Longtime Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe intellectual property partner Neel Chatterjee is joiningRead more

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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