Josh is the gold standard. Immediately upon working together, Josh’s dedication was obvious and his honesty was refreshing. We had many long calls during my job search. Josh understood my aspirations and only suggested positions that fit my criteria. He took the time to listen to my goals and concerns, and carefully and clearly walked me through this daunting process. At the end of the day, what I found most important was that I knew Josh cared. He 100% had my back and it was significant to feel that someone was in my corner. I highly recommend Josh to any lawyer out there looking to make their next move!

 

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Private Equity M&A Associate at AMXXxLAW 50 Firm

I highly recommend working with Josh, whether you are actively searching for a new role or just generally plotting your career. Josh clearly has immense knowledge across the ECVC space and helped me navigate not only different firms but also different geographic markets. When making my move, Josh was always available and waited for the right opportunity to come along as opposed to rushing me. A year or so after my move, my firm started conducting layoffs and Josh was a great person to talk about the current market and evaluating potential options.

 

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Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Associate at AMXXxLAW 50 Firm

I was about to leave the entertainment industry entirely, but then I called Josh. I planned to leave my boutique entertainment talent law firm and transition to another area of the law in order to attempt to move into Biglaw, but first, I wanted to try to break into Biglaw while remaining in entertainment. 
Josh and I immediately connected and I knew he was someone I could trust. Josh has a thorough understanding of the entertainment law market, and he reminded me that my years of experience in entertainment (even though not in Biglaw) amounted to a rare and valuable skill set. Together, we targeted the only four Biglaw firms that I was interested in. From the time I first spoke to Josh to the day I gave notice at the boutique, it took only three months. During that time, Josh connected me and guided me through countless rounds of interviews with 3 out of the 4 Biglaw firms we were targeting. Within three months, I had accepted an offer at the #1 firm in my practice area. 
Today, I have my dream job, and I will be forever grateful that Josh believed in me and reinvigorated me to continue to pursue my passion. Josh played a pivotal role in my career and my life, and I look forward to maintaining the relationship for years to come.

 

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Entertainment Associate at AMXXXXxLAW 50 Firm

I've known Sean for almost 10 years. He's been a great sounding board and has given reliable advice throughout my legal career journey, from law firm associate, to in-house lawyer, to tech-gc, and back to a firm again. Highly recommend working with Sean.

 

GORDON SUNGGordon Sung

Counsel at ArentFox Schiff

Sean and the team at Whistler Partners are great advisors for lawyers, no matter how far along they are in their legal career. Early on in my career, Sean gave me very practical advice that set me on an early path to success that I would never have gotten elsewhere (and didn't involve any kind of commission).

Whether you're looking for a new role or trying to find a top candidate, Sean's knowledge of the legal market will be a huge asset for you.

 

JAMES GANNONJames Gannon

Associate General Counsel at McKinsey & Company

Josh was indispensable as I moved from in-house to a senior position at a firm. I came from a unique background with no big law experience. Josh took the time to not only help me find a good fit and communicate my skill set, but talk through my concerns and prepare me for issues that could come up in my new practice. When it came time to make my next career move, reaching out to Josh was my first step.

 

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JOEY SEILER

Vice President, Licensing Lead and Business Affairs, TIDAL and former Senior Counsel, Loeb & Loeb

I recommend Josh to everyone from my closest former colleagues to lawyers who I am on boards with and know that they are in good hands.  He and I first connected when I was hiring associates for my last firm and the candidate just raved about his recruiter. Josh soon followed up with me and I could see why the candidate had said so many good things about Josh and it’s for the same reasons why I send so many attorneys to Josh.  He is incredibly knowledgeable about the industry and space and tells it to you like it is and at the same time he is so personable and patient during the process.  He is not transactional but relational. 

We spoke for much longer than a year about hiring associates and then transitioned to my own search as I was moving geographic locations and wanted to move firms to be near an office.  He provided valuable guidance and continued to guide me once he placed me at a top 50 AM Law firm about integrating there and introduced me to people at the firm. Josh is a friend, a trusted advisor and an incredible recruiter.

 

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Digital Media/Tech Transactions Partner at AMLAW 50 Firm

I've had the privilege of working with Whistler and Kathleen Mon from both sides of the table. During my tenure as Chief of Staff to the General Counsel at Gopuff Kathleen helped me find dynamic tech and regulatory lawyers that were great additions to our team. Kathleen listened (rare in a recruiter these days), helped us build on-point candidate profiles, and then brought amazing candidates to the table. Most importantly, she understood that finding the right culture fit was equally, if not more, important than finding a candidate with the right set of skills. It made the search process easy and effective.
Most recently, I worked with Kathleen as a candidate. In a world of mega recruiting agencies, working with Kathleen on the candidate side was a breath of fresh air. She communicated honestly, was super responsive, and gave me great feedback and advice during the entire process - from resume prep through the interview stages. Kathleen landed me a role I am absolutely thrilled about and it would not have been possible without her. I can't thank her enough and I highly recommend Kathleen to anyone looking to take that next step in their career!

 

NAT FLANDREAU Nat Flandreau

VP of Legal at Hubble Contacts

Josh is by far the most effective recruiter I’ve worked with. He is practical and takes the time to ask but more importantly, listen to what you’re looking for in a role, unlike most other recruiters I’ve encountered who simply want to offer up a candidate for an opening.
What I loved most about working with Josh is that he is always direct and honest, he stays engaged and provides guidance where needed, and was great at managing the whole process which often meanders along for a few months. You always know where you stand with Josh and for me, that was a breath of fresh air.

 

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Technology Transactions Partner at Global Firm

Josh is a career resource in addition to being a legal recruiter. He happily offers ideas and discusses job options and career paths beyond those for which he will receive a fee, which distinguishes him from many other recruiters in the market and makes him an extremely valuable partner in a job search. I was a difficult person to place, given I was a senior corporate associate who took a year off from practice and was reentering the job market at a low point in the cycle, but Josh found opportunities for me and took as much time as he could to ensure I was prepared for successful interviews. I am very thankful for his assistance and would use him again in a heartbeat if I am ever back in the market.

 

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Private Equity M&A Associate at Global Firm

I was working with another recruiter and had an offer at an AmLaw 10 firm when Sean and Wolf came in at the 11th hour with an interesting opportunity at Wilson Sonsini. After interviewing, Wilson extended an offer and I faced a tough decision. The other firm was offering a big signing bonus, but my gut told me to go with Wilson. In spite of not representing me at the other firm, Sean and Wolf gave me neutral advice. I felt like they really got to know me, that they were considering my long-term career trajectory, and that they had my best interests at heart.  Without that trust, I might not have made the right decision. Three years on, I’ve made partner at Wilson and I can happily say that their advice was spot on.

 

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DAVID SHARON

Corporate Partner at Wilson Sonsini

Josh is heads and tails above any recruiter I have ever worked with. He really listens to you, taking into account your personal and professional goals, and works to find a match that is more than just numbers and geography, but something that is the right fit and a place that you could be happy and succeed long-term. He opened my eyes to an opportunity that I was not initially considering, which helped to catapult me to the next level of my career. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, relationships with top-tier firms, and actually delivers results, for me as well as for the friends and former colleagues who have asked to be referred to him.
On a personal level, Josh is warm, supportive, trustworthy and responsive. He invests in you in a meaningful way, taking the time to respond to all of your questions and concerns, prepare you for interviews, check in with you, and generally providing valuable mentorship and advice. He genuinely cares about your happiness, well-being and success and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

 


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Bankruptcy Counsel at AmLaw 100 Firm

Josh's knowledge and experience make a tough and uncertain process easy. Early on in my career, Josh walked me through the lateral process from start to finish when I had no idea what to expect. Years later, Josh again helped guide me to an opportunity that best fit my goals. Josh has helped me and my friends throughout the years, and I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a recruiter. He might be the only one you'll ever need.

 


BENJAMIN HOBenjamin Ho

IP Litigation Associate at Steptoe & Johnson

Taylor was an absolute pleasure to work with. He is highly responsible, immediately responsive, and obviously passionate about placing partners where they want to be. Taylor worked with me to find not just any job, but the perfect fit, and he succeeded. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

 

 

BEZALEL STERNBezalel Stern

FTC, Advertising, and Consumer Protection Partner at Manatt

Working with Taylor gave me a renewed sense of optimism in the legal market. He took the time to understand me, my experience, and my goals. I was looking for the right opportunity to transition into a specialized field, and Taylor understood what that meant. He never brought roles to me that were outside of my interests, even if I had experience in the area. As firms were instituting layoffs, Taylor never let me panic or compromise on a position. It was clear that he knew his firms, their practice areas, and what would be a good fit for me. It was so refreshing compared to mass emails and generic work from other recruiters. Even after I received an offer, Taylor continued to be my advocate in negotiations until I felt both the role and the offer were right for me. Anytime I hear someone might be interested in a new position, I refer them to Taylor without hesitation.

 

 

MARLA IZBICKYMarla Izbicky

Privacy & Cybersecurity Counsel at Thompson Hine

Wolf, Sean and the Whistler team were massive assets in my corner when I was looking to take the next step. Their vast experience and deep understanding in the Tech / ECVC ecosystem was instrumental in helping me search for and secure my current role and their advice along the way was invaluable. Very few folks are this plugged into the market, but Wolf and Sean fundamentally understand the ECVC world. Much more than recruiters, Wolf and Sean were strategic advisors and I am very lucky to have them on my side.

 

BRIAN MULHALLBrian Mulhall

Partner at Goodwin

I've worked with Whistler Partners for over 3 years, and this is the second offer I've accepted through them in that time. Their knowledge of the technology sector is top notch – they clearly know and were able to introduce me to the best opportunities in it. And more specifically, Taylor and Nadeen have been fantastic to work with. They’re never pushy, provide detailed and nuanced insight about specific roles and general career trajectory, and always prepared me in advance of each interview. Really glad to have them in my corner!

 

 

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Technology Transactions and Licensing Senior Associate at WilmerHale

I’ve met a lot of recruiters over the years, but very few measure up to Kathleen.  She’s a straight shooter, and it doesn’t hurt that her team has some of the best connections in the industry.  

 

KENT S.Kent S

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Fynn

Working with Nadeen and Whistler Partners has been a great experience for me.  Nadeen was able to connect me with a dream job opportunity at a unicorn start-up, and I have Nadeen to thank for that.  I tried direct applying and through linkedIn, but Nadeen was able to get me in rather quickly through her great connections to the tech industry.  I highly recommend working with Nadeen and Whistler Partners!

 

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Legal Counsel at Smart Home Unicorn

Sean called me his first day on the job nearly 20 years ago. He moved me from litigation in a failing patent boutique to IP/Corporate at a top five PPP firm. It was exactly what I asked for and completely the wrong move for me.
Then, he helped me move, without getting paid for it, to a mid-sized advertising boutique where I worked happily for several years.
Lastly, as I was on the verge of true happiness, I had picked out office space and was moving to Austin Texas to start my own boutique with great weather and no state taxes, he asked me to “have breakfast and shake a hand” with this great firm he knows. Almost a decade later, it was a perfect fit.
Now we use Whistler to find other great attorneys fed up with Big Law that want interesting work and better lives.

 


S. GREGORY BOYDgreg boyd

Partner & Co-Chair of Interactive Entertainment Group at Frankfurt Kurnit

Unlike other recruiters, Sean and Whistler listened to what I wanted in a job and actively pursued those types of positions. At the time I was attempting to move from one practice area to another and most recruiters pitched me for the same practice area over and over. Whistler also had access to firms that were not on the typical recruiter “list.” I highly recommend them!

 


LINDSAY RODMANLindsay Rodman

Senior Director, Business & Legal Affairs at Atlantic Records (former Davis & Gilbert)

I've never worked with a talent partner like Kathleen. She has great insights into each candidate with whom she works and represents them incredibly well. We were not sure if we were going to find the right fit for our position but then we met Kathleen. Every candidate she showed us was qualified and the process felt collaborative, not transactional. It was really a pleasure to work with Kathleen and we have recommended her services to portfolio companies and colleagues at other funds and will continue to do so.

 

DAVID BERGDavid Berg

CFO at Rainfall Ventures

Sarah is a matchmaker, not just a recruiter. As a retool entering a different market, I relied on Sarah to help me understand the landscape of tech transactions and brainstorm roles that would be a good fit. She knew what firms would suit my personality before I even had my interviews. Sarah also made the lateral process so easy so I could focus on my job. She guided me through a preparation session before every interview, put me in touch with Whistler contacts as I was making my decision, and negotiated an offer package that met all of my asks.

 

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ELLIS LIANG

Technology Transactions Associate at Fenwick & West

Francis helped me secure a position at the perfect firm for me. His high energy level and unique insights into how specific practice groups operate made each conversation fruitful. Switching firms can be stressful and may feel like a full-time job in itself, but working with Francis made the process much easier to navigate.

 

JORDAN THOMPSONJordan Thompson

Tech Transactions Associate at Davis Wright Tremaine

I spoke to Sean at a moment of a big career transition. He listened carefully to where I was coming from, and his thoughtful and candid perspective was extremely helpful. The Whistler team got back to me within hours with several options for next steps that helped sharpen my focus and clarify my next steps.  

 

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Senior Counsel at XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX

Sean and the Whistler team deeply understand the in-house and law firm markets and how they work together. As we've grown, I've relied on them to help us think through new openings, understand the market and find top talent.

 


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Former General Counsel of Away, Emerging Companies Partner at Wilson Sonsini

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DAN MUMMERY, Former Partner and Co-Chair, Strategic Sourcing & Commercial Transactions Group. Hiring Partner, Palo Alto office at Gibson Dunn

EMILY WITT, Former Senior Recruiting & Legal Personnel Coordinator at Wachtell

NADEEN SHATARA, Former Recruiter at Gunderson Dettmer and Fenwick

KATHLEEN MON, Former Senior Manager - NY Administrative and Professional Resources at Torys

LEE IACOCCA, had he worked in legal recruiting, we're sure

Josh leveled with me from the start. He never tried to sell me on a position, but rather took the time to talk through options and took a vested interest in my career. I was more than just a commission.
Whether you're trying to break in or move up in the ultra competitive tech or entertainment fields, Whistler can actually get you there. Whistler's industry focused networks and resources allow them to deliver where the other guys can't.
I recommend Josh to everyone because he delivered. He listened to where I wanted my career to go and then paved the road to get there.

 


MARK BONINMark Bonin

Legal Counsel at The Kraft Group; New England Patriots; New England Revolution

Whistler Partners is an outstanding firm, and they've become the gold standard for tech recruiting both on the law firm side and in-house. They have a deep bench, and they have all  of the same resources (if not more than) the big shops do, but their differentiators are unparalleled relationships and how they make the overall experience to be highly personalized.

 


SACHIN BANSALSachin Bansal

General Counsel at SecurityScorecard

I can recommend Julieta without reservation.  Throughout my job search, she was extremely responsive and gave my (many) questions a great deal of thought.  She also has excellent market knowledge and connections in the Bay Area.  Her Bay Area expertise is especially valuable as I went to school on the East Coast  and was less familiar with the West Coast EC/VC firms.  Lastly, I thought of Julieta as a strategic partner, rather than someone trying to sell me on any particular outcome or firm, which earned my trust and respect.  

 


NATHANIEL GRAYNathaniel Gray

Corporate and Securities (Startups) Associate at Gunderson Dettmer

Taylor isn't your "average recruiter." He never pushed me towards something that wasn't a good fit, but instead was intent on getting to know me and my needs. During the interview process, he connected me with Whistler contacts who gave me insights into the companies I was interviewing at, and he considered all of my feedback before giving me invaluable advice, including how to tackle some difficult conversations diplomatically. I would hands down recommend Taylor to anyone looking to make a move in-house.

 

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Legal Counsel at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I spent over 6 months trying to hire the right in-house GC, using different agencies and interviewing dozens of candidates. Then came Kathleen.
She spent a considerable amount of time with me to understand the role, and more importantly to understand our company's culture.
Her very first intro blew the competition out of the water, and I'm happy to say she's starting next week. These guys are snipers!

 

OMRI DOROmri Dror

Co-Founder & COO of Obligo

The Whistler team has deep relationships with EGVC, private equity and corporate attorneys and have tremendous domain expertise in these areas. I always pay close attention to the candidates they work with. On top of that, the Whistler team is also a pleasure to work with.

 


JEFFREY LEHRERjeffrey lehrer

Chair, Emerging Growth and Venture Capital and Member, US Executive Committee at DLA Piper

Working with Wolf was one of the better professional experiences I've had. He took the time to actually understand what I was looking for in my next job and how it aligned with my overall career goals. He provided me with tailored advice and opportunities, whereas, frankly, other recruiters seemed more interested in making sure I was placed anywhere they could find an opening (relevant or not). Wolf also took the time to be there for me on a personal level, and was a great sounding board when considering different offers.
I would recommend Wolf 10/10 times.

 

JOE DOLLJoe Doll

Corporate & Crypto Associate at Fenwick & West

Sean and team are THE go-to recruiters – he didn’t even place me, but gave me great advice in me getting to my place. And now I go to them every time when anyone I know is thinking through a career move and when I need another hand on deck.

 


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Emerging Companies Partner at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sean and his experienced team at Whistler consistently identify exactly the right candidate when I have an open position. They understand the market and they listen to me — but, more importantly, it’s clear that they listen to their candidates. And they’re terrific to work with.

 


JAHAN SHARIFIJahan Sharifi

Partner & Co-Chair of Investment Funds and Asset Management at Barnes & Thornburg

There is no better recruiter to work with than Tad. Not only does Tad work tirelessly to make sure you are offered the best opportunities, but he also takes the time and effort to get to know you personally so that he can make sure he’s placing you somewhere that fits your vibe, rather than trying to rush you through the process.
To put it simply, I will never work with anyone else. I am positive that there’s no better recruiter out there who cares as much as Tad, and the Whistler team as a whole, to make sure you end up somewhere where you’ll be satisfied at a professional level and, more importantly, happy at a personal level.

 

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MARC BALIATICO

Private Funds Associate at Proskauer Rose

Regardless of what his jokes might suggest, "Tad the Dad” is so much more than that. For candidates who want to work with someone who really listens and understands their career goals, Tad is the recruiter for you. Not only did Tad identify opportunities and advocate on my behalf throughout the process, I learned a lot about the landscape of entertainment law firms in NYC. When we met, I was working in a seemingly unrelated area of law but Tad could see that I was passionate about working in entertainment and helped me market my experience so I could make the leap. Transitioning from one position to another isn't always easy but it really helps to have someone in your corner like Tad.

 

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Entertainment Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tad and Whistler Partners have a great feel for the legal marketplace, especially as it relates to emerging markets. Tad was the perfect friend and ally in helping navigate the most complicated aspects of job change, while at all times making sure that I was maximizing my opportunities in a competitive environment.

 

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MICHAEL MCQUEENY

Cannabis Counsel at Foley Hoag

From the start, Tad listened carefully to understand what I was trying to accomplish in my lateral move and shaped and drove the search process advising me at every step of the journey. He is an excellent negotiator with prospective firms and tells it how it is to his clients. He made certain that I had all of the information and considered every angle before accepting or turning down an offer. We worked very well together and I have and will continue to recommend him to friends exploring a lateral move.

 

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WILL REILY

Financial Restructuring Associate at King & Spalding

Tad took the time to learn about my career goals, and rather than simply sharing opportunities and openings, he took the time to discuss and prepare multiple plans and paths for me to achieve these goals. In the end, I ended up at a great firm that puts right on track for where I hope my legal career will lead. Aside from our professional relationship, Tad also took the time to get to know me personally and continued to check in even when our search had to be temporarily put on hold due to the pandemic.

 

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Mergers & Acquisitions Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Emily is a wonderful human being and that is what makes her an outstanding recruiter. The time and patience Emily took to help me figure my path was relentless yet supportive. This just shows how dedicated the team at Whistler is to your hopes and ambitions. Hands down the best experience with a recruiter ever. Keep it up team Whistler!

 

PRALIKA JAINPralika Jain

Healthcare Associate at Moses & Singer

Emily brings a strong network and deep understanding of our priorities. She takes the time to understand the combination of creativity, raw intellect, experience, and niceness we prioritize. She is iterative, efficient, and genuinely invested in building our team. Emily is an absolute pleasure to work with and works hard to achieve our goals.

 

RACHEL RUBINRachel Rubin

VP, Programs at Roivant Social Ventures

I faced a crossroads in my career when I realized that the firm that I had been with for over a decade was no longer the best for for my practice. Josh, Sean, and their team really “got” what I wanted and needed in a new firm. I had both a business partner and a best friend to guide me through the process. Thanks to their help, I joined a new firm that’s both skyrocketed my professional growth and where I’ve had a great time so far. Now, Whistler is helping build my team.

 

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Technology Transactions Partner at xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Josh is one of the best recruiters I've ever worked with. He had his finger on the pulse of the employer and did a great job of communicating to me both the specific needs of the employer as well as really valuable general advice. Josh and his team took all the time I needed to prepare me for my interviews, field questions, make suggestions, and most importantly, express confidence! I wouldn't hesitate to work with Josh and his team again.

 

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Legal Counsel at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, former Private Equity Associate at Kirkland

Whistler and Josh Bilgrei supercharged a fairly languid lateral search into high gear and impressed me with their knowledge of the tech law firm landscape and we zeroed in quickly on what I wanted and where I could get that. A few years after my lateral switch, I can’t thank them enough and for anyone considering a similar career move, can’t recommend them enough.

 

BEN ROSALESBen Rosales

Corporate, Emerging Growth Companies Associate at Goodwin

I wouldn’t be at my current in-house job right now without Jordan’s help with the intermediate steps. I can't recommend him more highly. He’s incredibly well versed in Big Law and is your secret weapon for interview prep — it seems like he knows everybody and he does a great job of helping you frame your move.

 

JONATHAN ALLANJon Allan

Deputy General Counsel at Stoke Therapeutics, former PE M&A and Emerging Companies at Fenwick & West

Francis is not only awesome at what he does, but also is an all around great person to work with and to know. He has been a trusted advisor for me throughout my process of lateraling to a new firm in all respects, and has helped me to navigate the business-related aspects of the move (interviewing, negotiating the offer, etc.) as well as talking me through the things that would affect my personal life and career objectives. He is an organized, responsive and well-connected “people-person” who goes above and beyond the typical role of a recruiter to make sure his clients are taken care of.

 

JASMINE JOSEPHJasmine Joseph

Early Stage and Venture Capital Associate at Latham & Watkins

Very dependable and responsive, Francis was instrumental in my search for a position in the media/tech transactions space. He took the time to understand what type of role I was looking for and provided invaluable guidance every step of the way.

 

MERISSA PICOMerissa Pico

Technology Transactions Associate at Covington

Josh and the Whistler team knew what I wanted before I did. Josh is warm, personable and thoughtful and made sure I was prepared for a series of interviews with what would quickly become my top choice. I am happy and thriving at my new firm because of Josh and the Whistler team.

 

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Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Working with Josh was awesome. He knows the tech space better than anyone and worked tirelessly to make sure I found the best fit for me. Throughout the entire process, he gave practical and sound advice and served as a tremendous resource and sounding board. His connections and knowledge of the tech space run deep, and he’ll also shoot you straight at every step. He’s a true professional, and I highly recommend engaging Josh as your recruiter

 

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Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Taylor and I met in unusual circumstances. It wasn’t a recruiting email or a listed job. In fact, Taylor and I met after I had spoken with another legal recruiter who completely dismissed the transition I was looking to make as “impossible.” I insisted that I wanted to move from Project Finance to EC/VC and he pointed me to Taylor. After a few seconds on the phone I could tell this was the guy and he was at the firm that was going to get me there. Taylor, and Whistler Partners for that matter, are frankly the best at what they do. They leverage personal and professional connections to get you where you want to go. After hearing time and time again that it was impossible to have the career I wanted, here came Taylor who didn’t point out a problem, but instead offered a solution. Low and behold, Taylor’s strategy worked out and today I am an EC/VC associate at a top 3 firm for EC/VC.
Taylor not only worked with me to get me the transition I wanted, but once I was at the new firm Taylor was always readily available to answer questions, offer advice and give perspective on the transition. Whistler Partners and Taylor are well connected, smart, and experienced and those who use their services benefit greatly from their well-earned respect in just about every field of law. Taylor and Whistler Partners have gone on to help several people in my network contemplate and execute excellent lateral moves. Whether you are looking to move to another firm in the same field or if you are trying pivot and change careers entirely, I cannot recommend them enough. If you’re considering a move, or even if you’re not, a conversation with Taylor and the folks at Whistler can, and will, open your eyes into how you can make your professional (and frankly personal) life better.

 

JOSE CORTE-REALJose Corte-Real

Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Associate at Wilson Sonsini

Taylor made my dream job a reality. From our first call, I could tell that he had done his homework, genuinely cared about my career goals, and wanted to help me accomplish them. He understands the nuances of the media, entertainment, and technology legal market. Taylor thoughtfully and carefully curated potential lateral opportunities, found the perfect fit, and made the process seamless. I always felt that Taylor was invested in me for the long haul, and he has been a trusted adviser and friend.

 

PHILLIP HILLPhil Hill

Soft IP Litigation Associate at Covington

Taylor has been fantastic as a recruiter, and has been a great friend over the years. When I first talked to Taylor, I told him that I had no intention of moving for the next year or so, but he was still happy to meet up with me and gave me honest advice about the lateral market. About a year later, when I was finally ready to lateral, I called Taylor again and learned that he was a great partner throughout the whole process. From giving me interviewing tips to helping me negotiate my signing bonus, Taylor helped me through each and every step. Most importantly, he came through with great opportunities that fit my career goals, and helped me land the job that I wanted.

 

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Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Taylor and Whistler know what they’re doing in this market. They took the time to get to know me and my career goals so we could focus only on positions that would make a great fit. They have live knowledge of what’s market and use it to time things just right. It’s clear they’re playing the long game with the professionals they work with, and I’d be happy to partner again with them in the future.

 

 

MONTANA WAREMontana Ware

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Associate at Orrick

I'd like to thank you so much for your assistance throughout the recruiting process, and for helping us find a great candidate. We're so appreciative of Whistler's support!

 

LEIGH CHECCHIOLeigh Checchio

General Counsel at The Trevor Project

Wolf and the rest of the Whistler team were instrumental in finding the best opportunity for me in FinTech, and more specifically the niche area of cryptocurrencies.
Most importantly, they listened to my desire in terms of law firm structure and growth prospects. They gave me valuable insight on market compensation and leverage in negotiations. Ultimately, I was placed at a great firm that had the kind of culture and growth prospects I sought, and the Whistler team made that happen.

 

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General Counsel at xxxxxxxxxx, former Blockchain Partner at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wolf and the Whistler team are a next generation team of legal recruiters. They are savvy, experienced and deeply entrenched in the right markets. I started working with Wolf even before I wanted a change because it was clear it was a relationship worth having, for both career and personal reasons. Later on, when a change was in the works, Wolf seamlessly led me through the process and helped me reach and even expand my goals.

 

TOMER STEINTomer Stein

Currently In-House, Former Capital Markets Associate at Latham & Watkins

I first met Wolf a few years before my eventual move to another law firm. Since that time, he has been a trusted resource in helping strategize about my desired career path, and the steps necessary to get there. Because he is such a great listener and has a strong understanding of the market, he immediately knew what roles would be a good fit for me, once I decided that it was time to make a move. I'm very happy with my new firm, and am indebted to Wolf and the rest of the Whistler team for that.

 

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Emerging Companies Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wolf was a straight shooter and a pleasure to work with as I traversed what I thought would be an uncomfortable process. Wolf helped me figure out what I wanted out of a job, gave me the lay of the land of where I could find what I wanted, and helped me land at one of those destinations. Couldn’t be happier with the process and the end result.

 

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IP Licensing & Technology Transactions Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wolf was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout my job search. He stood with me and advocated for me when other recruiters showed little interest, merely giving me lip service. Wolf listened to what I truly was looking for in my next opportunity and helped make it a reality. He was patient and relentless on my behalf and I wholeheartedly endorse working with him.

 

LANCE TAUBINanonymous man 4

Technology and Privacy Associate at Alston & Bird

I have had such an amazing experience with Wolf and his team! As I was considering shifting into a new area of practice, Wolf listened intently to what I was looking for. Unlike recruiters I worked with in the past, Wolf only provided me with opportunities that were relevant to my goals. Wolf and his team listened to what I wanted in a new firm and provided instrumental advice during the interview process.
Most importantly, when I received my offer from xxxxxxxxxxx, Wolf didn't pressure me to take it. Instead, he told me to reflect on how this next move will fit into my overall career trajectory and think about those considerations before accepting. The Whistler team looks at the bigger picture and truly focuses on how to ensure you have the best experience and land the offer you really want!

 

 

 

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Emerging Companies Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sean - wanted to tell you how much I appreciate what you and you team are doing for us, and for the fact that you “get” our vision etc.
You were right when you first called me – xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx are a perfect fit in terms of how we see the world. I’m excited for xxxxxxxx to grow with Whistler and to build something very cool and ready for the future. I’m looking forward to doing some great deals with you.
Just wanted to drop a line – don’t share this – it’ll ruin my image…😊

 

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CEO and Managing Partner of  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Whistler has been an invaluable partner to our firm as we have grown over the years. Sean Burke and his team really took the time to get to know what is unique and special about our firm – which translated into Whistler being able to consistently bring us candidates who are a great fit.

 


JEFFREY GREENBAUMJeffrey Greenbaum

Managing Partner at Frankfurt Kurnit

Tad and Emily helped me work through a difficult, risky transition - my practice group experienced several senior departures at once, and I had to decide quickly whether to go or stay, and if going, where to go. Lots of calls and meetings, and more than one kick in the ass later, all courtesy of my friends at Whistler, I landed on my feet, in a better situation than where I started. Thanks, again, for taking good care of me.

 

Robert Weiss

ROBERT WEISS

Asset Management and Investment Funds Counsel at K&L Gates

Working with the Whistler team was an absolute pleasure. I can’t think of another firm that could have put so many well-qualified candidates together for a single opening. 

 

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General Counsel of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Just wanted to say I hope you don't mind that I keep sending people your way. I know it's your job, but it still feels like you're doing me a favor whenever you take the time to connect with my friends.
If it wasn't already clear, I enjoyed working with you when lateraling myself and feel comfortable referring others to you since I know your approach isn't one that ignores people's personal goals just for the sake of placing them somewhere.
Hope you and your family are good otherwise!
 
Best,
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Capital Markets Associate at DLA Piper

I’ll always think of my legal career as BT / AT. Before Tad and After Tad.
More than a terrific agent, he’s the best mentor, coach and teammate a young lawyer could ever have. Beyond the experience, beyond the connections, beyond the strategy and the sheer amount of effort he puts in, what sets Tad apart is his genuine love for the work. Teaming up with Tad was more than successful, it was inspirational. Seeing his passion and drive made me want to be not only the best lawyer I can be, but also the best parent, friend and colleague.
When I was first introduced to Whistler Partners I mistakenly thought they were a VC firm themselves. But that’s how polished, professional, scrappy and successful his team is for their clients & candidates. They find opportunity and deliver for their partners like no one else.
Tad is Jerry Maguire, Bill Belichick, and Jerry Rice all rolled into one. More than a terrific agent, more than a legendary career coach, truly a teammate on the legal field. He knows the players, the strategy, and the competition, and won’t stop until he delivers. If you want to win, go with Whistler. They’re the Yankees, Patriots, Lakers, Red Wings, Jordan, Brady, Phelps, Woods of the industry and it's not especially close. Working with this team feels like a cheat code. “Unlocking” Whistler will catapult your career like nothing else.

 

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Private Equity & Venture Capital Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

During the second half of 2020, any coronavirus vaccine seemed like a distant hope and I'd had to attend my grandmother's funeral virtually. I was desperate to move closer to family and when I said I wanted to move to Los Angeles permanently and pivot to working with tech start-ups (perhaps not thinking clearly about the difficulty of doing so when the market was quiet), my law school classmates highly recommended Josh Bilgrei at Whistler Partners; Josh had placed several of my classmates and was quickly becoming our go-to recruiter. They felt that even though the market was quiet, if anyone could help me make the move, it would be Josh.
Where others said "impossible" or "unlikely", Josh never gave up and thought creatively to make sure we were doing everything we could to make the move happen. Perhaps most importantly, I felt that Josh always had my best interests at heart and was always guiding the process with my professional and personal goals in mind. I echo the words of my classmates and highly recommend Josh, who was a confidence-inspiring coach and guide, even during the most unprecedented times.

 

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Emerging Companies Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxx