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Mestel & Company is the nation’s leading attorney placement firm. Founded in 1987, we have assisted the careers of individual associates, partners and in-house counsel and to help effectuate the movement of groups and law firm mergers.
Geraldine Reich Director
With fifteen years of industry experience, Geraldine manages the Mestel team of recruiters who place associates. She is especially known for her wit, compassion and sensitivity to the long-term importance of each and every attorney's career aspirations. She is an avid and knowledgeable devotee of opera, ballet and the New York Yankees. Geraldine has a B.A. in anthropology from Hunter College.
Isabelle A. Laskin Associate Director, Partners, Groups, Mergers
Isabelle graduated from SUNY at Binghamton and later completed much of her M.B.A. at Bernard Baruch College. She has diverse experience in the recruiting industry which includes legal, medical and business sectors. Isabelle studied abroad in Cardiff, South Wales, and loves international travel and classical music.
Jennifer Brown Associate Director, Partners, Groups, Mergers
Jennifer has had an extensive and diverse career. After graduating from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics with honors, Jennifer joined a major international law firm where she worked as a paralegal. Jennifer later worked at two premier search firms, placing lawyers and executives in the financial industry, before joining Mestel & Company.
Jonathan Sherwin, Esq. Director
Jonathan joined the New York office of Mestel & Company after working for several years at Skadden Arps as a litigation associate. At Skadden, Jonathan worked on complex mass torts and product liability cases. Jonathan earned his J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.A. in Government and Politics. While in law school, he was a summer clerk for Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the Northern District of California, and was a summer associate at Skadden Arps in New York.
Kimberley E. Neufeld, Esq. Associate Director, Partners, Groups, Mergers
Prior to joining Mestel & Company in 2000, Kim had a successful career practicing international tax with a “Big Four” accounting firm. With her extensive knowledge of the New York and Washington legal markets, and her in-depth knowledge of the practice of law, Kim has assisted in the placement of many significant practice groups and individual partners. Kim is a graduate of McGill University Law School, where she was a member of the Law Journal.
Lynn Mestel, Esq. President and Founder
Lynn began her career as a marketing executive at one of the world’s largest advertising agencies, Saatchi & Saatchi, working on Procter & Gamble products, an experience which gives her unique insight into the business and marketing of law. She is frequently quoted in national and regional legal and business publications, and has chaired numerous conferences on lateral partners, law firm management, and temporary legal staffing. Ms. Mestel has served on the New York County Lawyer’s Association committee on "Changing Trends in the Profession” and has been a panelist for The Association of the Bar of the City of New York committee on “Legal and Ethical Issues Raised by Partner Departures”. Lynn is an accomplished consultant and business woman recognized by many organizations, including the National Association of Women Business Owners. In 2006, Lynn was a participant and member of the 2006 Clinton Global Initialive. Lynn is a graduate of the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where she was elected Phi Beta Kappa.
Mike Ma, Esq. Director
After obtaining his LLB (Honors) from Bond University in Australia, Mike attended Oxford Brookes University at Oxford, UK, before qualifying as a Barrister and Solicitor in Australia, England and Wales. As one of the youngest Attorney to be admitted in Australia, he practiced complex commercial and general litigation at a prestigious old-line city firm before becoming a Legal Recruiter. Mike has lived and worked in almost every continent in the world, and was recently involved in a number of high profile group placements for AmLaw 100 firms.
Mike is the author of various legal and legal market/recruitment publications, and is fluent in English, French and Mandarin.
Nancy Wein, Esq. Director, Partners, Groups, Mergers
After practicing law for fourteen years including as a partner at a small NYC general commercial firm where she concentrated in Trusts and Estates, Nancy went directly into the search field. She has had long term experience, focusing on partner placement and associate placement at all levels into law firms and in-house positions. Nancy earned her J.D. from the College of William & Mary, and her B.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with her husband and daughter. Nancy enjoys spending her free time with family and friends, cooking, walking her dog in Riverside Park and attending cultural activities.
Roger Hsia, Esq. National Senior Director, Partners, Groups, Mergers
Roger earned his JD from The University of Texas School of Law. He graduated from The University of Michigan with a B.A. in Honors English. After graduating from law school, Roger engaged in general corporate, securities, real estate and other transactional work for two prominent mid-sized law firms. Prior to joining Mestel and Company, Roger was a Managing Director for a top legal recruiting boutique and has placed numerous partners and associates into law firms and corporations.
Samuel Roberts, Esq. National Sr. Exec. Dir, Partners, Groups, Mergers
Since joining the company in 1998, Sam has spear-headed the company's lateral partner efforts in the New York office and has played a major role in developing the company’s Boston and Chicago offices. Sam practiced law for nearly twenty years, the last four as a partner in a mid sized law firm and, for the nine years before that, as corporate counsel to a large, privately held energy company. Prior to joining Mestel & Company, Sam was director of partner placements for a national legal attorney placement company, a subsidiary of one of the world's largest staffing organizations. In addition, he was for several years president of a China-based pharmaceutical and medical imaging company that imported and exported products to and from several Asian and Latin American countries. Sam was, at one time, voluntary counsel to the East West Cultural Studies Program, a not-for-profit organization promoting art exchanges between Japan and the United States. Sam is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, where he was Notes Editor of the Law Review. He has authored several publications in the area of constitutional law, trademark and admiralty.