Mestel & Company's Recruiters

Our greatest strength lies in our exceptional team of industry-recognized legal recruiters, 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.

Karen Pate, Esq.

Senior Director
Associates, Counsel, and Partners
Washington, DC

“I help my attorneys understand the challenging dynamics of professional movement with an emphasis on discretion.”

Karen specializes in representing partners who are considering new platforms for their practices and associates looking to make a firm-to-firm transition. She has developed strong relationships with her law firm clients and their recruiting coordinators, hiring partners, and practice group leaders. These relationships enable her to provide her attorneys with an excellent understanding of the market, current opportunities, and the culture of each law firm. Karen has a successful track record of placing attorneys into positions that best suit their skills, experience, and long-term career objectives.

Karen joined Mestel & Company in 2014. Before starting her legal recruiting career, Karen practiced Insurance Defense Litigation and worked on Capitol Hill. She was the Executive Director of a foundation that brought financial assistance to the families of injured military men and women who did not have the financial means to visit hospitals.

Karen earned a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law and a B.S. from University of Florida. She loves to SCUBA dive and especially enjoys exploring shipwrecks.

Contact Karen
kpate@mestel.com
202.524.6368