Mestel & Company's Recognized Consultants
William “Bill“ R. Giusti, Esq.

Executive Managing Director
Partners, Groups, and Mergers
New York, NY

“After a law-firm career spanning more than 40 years, including stints as practice-group leader, hiring partner and conflicts and ethics chair, I have knowledge and insight that will help my candidates make successful and long-term career choices.”

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.

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