Our greatest strength lies in our exceptional team of industry-recognized placement consultants, who are dedicated to candor, integrity, and the highest quality of service. They provide expert guidance and valuable knowledge from having strong relationships with each client’s key decision makers and conducting diligent market research. We know that the combination of intelligence, effort, experience, and sensitivity to the importance of every attorney’s career trajectory creates excellent results. Our success is proven through the company’s thousands of outstanding placements and in the unwavering loyalty of our clients and attorneys.
Executive Managing Director
Associates, Partners, and Groups
Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA
Ilene specializes in placing top-tier partners, associates and counsel-level attorneys in Am Law 200 law firms, high end boutiques, and corporations in California. She has more than 20 years of legal search experience and offers valuable knowledge to help her clients and candidates. Ilene’s approach is consultative in nature and she prides herself on meeting her candidates’ career goals. She has built many strong relationships within the California legal community and has valuable insight to share with her candidates and clients. She is dedicated to providing the highest level of service, candid advice, and professionalism to her attorneys. Ilene’s success has earned her the reputation as the go-to recruiter in the California market.
Ilene joined Mestel & Company in 2015. Prior to becoming a legal recruiter, Ilene worked at Milbank Tweeds and a few regional law firms as a legal assistant.
Ilene attended Los Angeles Valley College and Santa Monica College. She enjoys cooking for her friends, hiking with her dog Wally, biking on the beach, and painting.