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
Partners, Groups, and Mergers
New York, NY
As Executive Managing Director of Mestel & Company’s New York office, Bill leads the team of New York-based Mestel legal recruiters and specializes in placing partners, developing attorney groups, and facilitating law firm mergers. With more than 40 years of legal experience, Bill has deep expertise in project finance, structured finance and leveraged and acquisition finance and in the energy sector. Bill shares his valuable knowledge and insight with his candidates, helping them make sound career decisions that are strategic and beneficial for the long-term.
Bill joined Mestel & Company in 2017. Previously, Bill was a Partner at Baker Botts L.L.P. for eight years and Shearman & Sterling LLP for 23 years. Earlier in his career, he was an Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.
Bill graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University and attended Oxford University in England before earning his law degree from Yale University. Throughout his college and graduate school years, Bill rowed lightweight crew at the intercollegiate level. He still enjoys getting out on the river in a single scull on sunny weekends.