Executive Senior Partner, Legal Division
To the thoughtful and knowledgeable eyes of Melissa, no two law firms or companies are identical and no two attorneys are alike. She understands cultural dynamics, business objectives and career aspirations, and she expertly delivers true opportunities for both accomplished attorneys and compelling clients.
With authentic interest and expertise, Melissa skillfully connects businesses with individuals and creates lasting talent partnerships – between attorneys and firms; counsel and companies – that represent ideal opportunities for shared satisfaction and enduring growth.
Melissa proudly places partners, associates and practice groups with AM Law 100, AM Law 200, mid-size and boutique law firms. She also works with Fortune 500 and financial services companies across the United States to deliver exceptional in-house counsel, who reliably deliver upon corporate objectives and sought after legal proficiencies.
After building a successful career in business and publishing recruiting, Melissa quickly established herself as a highly-respected, top-performing legal recruiter, demonstrating a natural ability to connect with, assess and guide attorneys in making a lateral move. Since 2004 when she joined Lucas Group, her commitment to identifying and developing mutually beneficial talent relationships makes her an asset in this industry. The referrals Melissa receives truly validate that her reputation and dedication to successful results are both valued and appreciated.
As a native New Yorker, Melissa revels in the pace and energy of the city. When not actively recruiting, she enjoys spending time with her family, and experiencing what the Big Apple has to offer. Melissa also co-authored a book entitled “How We Met”, published by St. Martin’s Press.