consultants serving clients in virtually
every geographic and industry market in
the United States. Founded in 1970, Lucas
Group works with law firm clients and corporations in finding top tier talent across
the legal spectrum, from associates and
corporate attorneys to partners, practice
groups, and general counsels. Lucas Group
is one of the few national search firms that
has the ability to offer its clients complete
permanent search services, including legal,
accounting and finance, sales and marketing, operations, IT, and HR professionals.
Our Legal Team has worked with both Am
Law 100 and mid-size law firms across
the country in connection with associate
and partner searches, new branch office
openings, practice group acquisitions, and
mergers. We also work with Lucas Group’s
extensive list of corporate and financial
services clients in meeting all of their legal,
tax, and capital markets needs.
Lucas Group was recently named by the
Atlanta Business Chronicle as Atlanta’s Top
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Major, Lindsey & Africa
777 S. FIGUEROA ST.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90017
PHONE: (213) 689-0700
FAX: (213) 689-0701
FULL-TIME RECRUI TERS: 14
PROFILE: Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey
& Africa (MLA) is the world’s largest and
most experienced legal search firm, with
offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong,
London and Tokyo. Combining local
market knowledge and a global recruiting
network, MLA has earned recognition for
its track record of successful Partner, Associate, General Counsel, Corporate Counsel
and Law Firm Management placements in
Am Law 100 and Magic Circle law firms,
Fortune 1000 and FTSE 250 companies
and a host of other global organizations.
MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting our clients’ and
candidates’ needs while maintaining the
highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a
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diversity search and has been committed to
diversity in the law since its inception. For
these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal
Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent
national survey of America’s top law firms.
Mestel & Company
633 WEST 5TH ST.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90071
PHONE: (213) 223-2036
FAX: (213) 223-2032
CONTACT(S): Lyndon J. Parker, Esq., Managing Director
FULL-TIME RECRUI TERS: 19
PROFILE: Mestel & Company is the only
100 percent employee-owned company
in the legal placement industry through
our Employee Stock Ownership Plan
(ESOP). Our ESOP reinforces our core
values of teamwork, integrity and professionalism. Since 1987, Mestel & Company
has been recognized as one of the leading
national attorney placement companies in
the United States with office locations in
Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New
York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
Whether you are a client or a candidate,
our recruiters and staff are vested owners
and provide that extra level of service, dedication and loyalty that only an employee-owned company delivers.
Mestel & Company places associates,
partners and in-house general counsel and
helps facilitate complex department and
firm mergers, both domestically and internationally. Clients range from the largest
law firms in the U.S. and abroad to small
and midsized firms and from Fortune 1000
to start-up companies and not-for-profits.
We operate as one integrated attorney
search team of professionals with strong,
long-standing relationships with both clients and candidates, delivering the necessary expert guidance and market coverage
to successfully advise on any career move.
Just ask someone who knows us...it’s who
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Portfolio Group Inc. (The)
3415 S. SEPULVEDA BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90034
PHONE: (310) 636-0034 x 207
CONTACT(S): Richard Kolodny
FULL-TIME RECRUITERS: 3
PART-TIME RECRUITERS: 2
PROFILE: Founded in 1995, The Portfolio
Group Inc. has placed over 700 lawyers
with leading California law firms and corporate legal departments.
The Daily Journal (California’s leading
legal publication) named Rick Kolodny,
president of The Portfolio Group Inc., one
of California’s top legal recruiters.
The Daily Journal reported that Kolod-
ny has “an unsurpassed level of contacts
in the legal community” and is “able to
understand the law firm environment from
a high-level professional’s point of view.”
Lawdragon selected Kolodny as one of
18 legal recruiters in the United States that
were named to its prestigious list of “100
Legal Consultants You Need to Know.”
Kolodny received a B.A. from Clark Uni-
versity, an M.A. from Columbia University,
and a J.D. from Michigan Law School.
Prior to founding The Portfolio Group,
Kolodny practiced law at O’Melveny & My-
ers and served as general counsel of one of
the largest private companies in California.