Testimonials About
Amdie Mengistu

I've known Amdie for over four years. I met him when he helped one of my close friends leave the firm we both worked for and watched him as he advised him about all aspects of his search, paying close attention to fit and long term goals as well as short term needs. Ever since, I've referred any of my friends who need it to Amdie for his advice. He's been invaluable as a source of knowledge about the market and career advice generally, with no pressure whatsoever. I absolutely trust that Amdie has my best interests at heart, and he is one of my go-to resources for career advice, big and small.

 

SARAH TOPOLSarah Topol

Litigation Associate at Cooley

Working with Amdie made my lateraling experience seamless and as stress-free as possible. He was able to quickly understand the kind of change I needed in my career, explain how this step would fit into my long term goals, and then he only provided options that fit perfectly into that plan. So many other recruiters try to push any and all job openings, but Amdie actually told me his honest opinion of any posting, limiting the number of places I applied to in order to tailor my search specifically to my career goals. Not to mention, he was always there to quell my racing mind when potential firms took their time responding to us. I won’t work with any other recruiter, Amdie is a true partner in your job hunt.

 

KYLE BIRNBAUMKyle Birnbaum

Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Associate at Cooley

I couldn't recommend Amdie more highly. He took a long-term approach, illuminated the whole market, and got me to the perfect practice group for me, helping me move my career to exactly what I wanted, and frankly, what I needed at the time. Not only that, but Amdie was the only recruiter who talked to me like a real human, helping me figure out what I was really looking for at the time.

 

ADAM TOPOROVSKYAdam Toporovsky

White-Collar Associate at Wilson Sonsini

Amdie is reliable, discreet and excellent at his job. Amdie and I summered together at Dewey Ballantine almost 14 years ago and he has remained both a personal friend and also a resource professionally. I regularly consult with Amdie on the legal market and have hired multiple fantastic associates with his help. I highly recommend his services.

 

AARON PRINCEAaron Prince

Renewables Partner, Vinson & Elkins

Testimonials About
associate hiring testimonials

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

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

Testimonials About
Associate placement testimonials

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

I've known Amdie for over four years. I met him when he helped one of my close friends leave the firm we both worked for and watched him as he advised him about all aspects of his search, paying close attention to fit and long term goals as well as short term needs. Ever since, I've referred any of my friends who need it to Amdie for his advice. He's been invaluable as a source of knowledge about the market and career advice generally, with no pressure whatsoever. I absolutely trust that Amdie has my best interests at heart, and he is one of my go-to resources for career advice, big and small.

 

SARAH TOPOLSarah Topol

Litigation Associate at Cooley

Tad and the rest of the Whistler team are absolutely top-notch. They know the legal market inside and out and will go way above and beyond for clients (e.g. fly across the country to meet and make sure a new firm is working out for a client they’ve placed). Anyone looking for something different (in the best way possible) in their recruiting experience, I highly recommend working with Tad/Whistler - they are hands down the best in the business.

 

Caleb Ginsburg

CALEB GINSBERG

Sports, Media & Emerging Growth Associate at K&L Gates

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

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

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

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

Despite the fact that he is a rabid Jets and Mets fan, Jon Drucker is anything but a loser. He provided critical advice and insights to me as I mulled over my options and ultimately joined a firm as a lateral associate thanks to Whistler.

Jon is a jack of all trades when it comes to recruiting. He even recommended a contractor I am using for my new home

 

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Corporate Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

I couldn't recommend Amdie more highly. He took a long-term approach, illuminated the whole market, and got me to the perfect practice group for me, helping me move my career to exactly what I wanted, and frankly, what I needed at the time. Not only that, but Amdie was the only recruiter who talked to me like a real human, helping me figure out what I was really looking for at the time.

 

ADAM TOPOROVSKYAdam Toporovsky

White-Collar Associate at Wilson Sonsini

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

Testimonials About
Becca Blank

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. In particular, Becca Blank was an absolute ROCK STAR, who went over and above to make the process as smooth as possible. I consider her not only a resource for the legal market, but a true friend!

 

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General Counsel of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I spent over 6 months trying to hire the right in-house GC, using different agencies and interviewing dozens of candidates. Then came Becca and Kathleen.

They spent a considerable amount of time with me to understand the role, and more importantly to understand our company's culture.

Their 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 DROROmri Dror

Co-Founder & COO of Obligo

Testimonials About
Emily Witt

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

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

Testimonials About
Francis Kelly

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

Testimonials About
in-house hiring testimonials

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'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

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. In particular, Becca Blank was an absolute ROCK STAR, who went over and above to make the process as smooth as possible. I consider her not only a resource for the legal market, but a true friend!

 

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General Counsel of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I spent over 6 months trying to hire the right in-house GC, using different agencies and interviewing dozens of candidates. Then came Becca and Kathleen.

They spent a considerable amount of time with me to understand the role, and more importantly to understand our company's culture.

Their 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 DROROmri Dror

Co-Founder & COO of Obligo

Testimonials About
In-House Placements testimonials

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

Testimonials About
Jonathan Drucker

Despite the fact that he is a rabid Jets and Mets fan, Jon Drucker is anything but a loser. He provided critical advice and insights to me as I mulled over my options and ultimately joined a firm as a lateral associate thanks to Whistler.

Jon is a jack of all trades when it comes to recruiting. He even recommended a contractor I am using for my new home

 

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Corporate Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I worked closely with Jon Drucker during his General Counsel days and had no doubt that he would be an immense success as a recruiter. He knows everyone and takes an interest in hearing as much as he can about anyone he has crossed paths with over the years. He has already introduced us to several topnotch candidates.

 

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Head of IP/IT at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I have known him for almost 25 years and can tell you that, in the legal community you can certainly play the game of "Six Degrees of Jon Drucker' since he knows everyone. He was a terrific General Counsel, and once fixed up a matchmaker, so legal recruiting was the natural next career step for him. He has already provided me with valuable advice as I considered various offers a year or so ago.

 

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Mergers & Acquisitions Counsel at xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jon first contacted me on a search which would have required a return to my native country. I found him to be so knowledgeable and engaging when our conversation turned to my career objectives, I decided to work closely with him and the terrific Whistler team.

Thanks in large part to their support and insights, I recently moved to another firm and achieved my goal of being named partner there.

 

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Corporate Partner at xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jon mirrors Derrick Del Gaudio in his uncanny ability to pinpoint the future. He correctly predicted that:

(i) I would be popping the question to my longtime girlfriend in the near future;

(ii) Francisco Lindor would struggle in the initial stages of his career as a Met; and

(iii) I would end up with a number of intriguing opportunities as I sought a position at a firm with a top flight entertainment practice.

 

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Corporate & Entertainment Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Testimonials About
Jordan Rosenberg

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

Testimonials About
Josh Bilgrei

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

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

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

Testimonials About
Julieta Stubrin

As a professional, I genuinely value working with other excellent professionals. Julieta is an excellent professional and an outstanding recruiter. In addition to her hands-on in-house experience as a lateral recruiter at Fenwick, she has a complete view of the tech landscape and a deep knowledge of California based-firms. Further, her business acumen coupled with her well-rounded nature (and high EQ) allows her to keenly partner with clients to identify and advance their professional and personal goals for successful long-term fits.

 


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Emerging Companies Partner at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Testimonials About
Kathleen Mon

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

I spent over 6 months trying to hire the right in-house GC, using different agencies and interviewing dozens of candidates. Then came Becca and Kathleen.

They spent a considerable amount of time with me to understand the role, and more importantly to understand our company's culture.

Their 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 DROROmri Dror

Co-Founder & COO of Obligo

Testimonials About
partner hiring testimonials

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

Co-Managing Partner, Northern Virginia Office & Co-Chair, Emerging Growth and Venture Capital at DLA Piper

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

Testimonials About
Partner Placement testimonials

As a professional, I genuinely value working with other excellent professionals. Julieta is an excellent professional and an outstanding recruiter. In addition to her hands-on in-house experience as a lateral recruiter at Fenwick, she has a complete view of the tech landscape and a deep knowledge of California based-firms. Further, her business acumen coupled with her well-rounded nature (and high EQ) allows her to keenly partner with clients to identify and advance their professional and personal goals for successful long-term fits.

 


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Emerging Companies Partner at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Testimonials About
Sean Burke

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

Co-Managing Partner, Northern Virginia Office & Co-Chair, Emerging Growth and Venture Capital at DLA Piper

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

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

Testimonials About
Some People Really Like us

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

Co-Managing Partner, Northern Virginia Office & Co-Chair, Emerging Growth and Venture Capital at DLA Piper

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

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

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

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

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 of 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

Despite the fact that he is a rabid Jets and Mets fan, Jon Drucker is anything but a loser. He provided critical advice and insights to me as I mulled over my options and ultimately joined a firm as a lateral associate thanks to Whistler.

Jon is a jack of all trades when it comes to recruiting. He even recommended a contractor I am using for my new home

 

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Corporate Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

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

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. In particular, Becca Blank was an absolute ROCK STAR, who went over and above to make the process as smooth as possible. I consider her not only a resource for the legal market, but a true friend!

 

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General Counsel of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

I spent over 6 months trying to hire the right in-house GC, using different agencies and interviewing dozens of candidates. Then came Becca and Kathleen.

They spent a considerable amount of time with me to understand the role, and more importantly to understand our company's culture.

Their 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 DROROmri Dror

Co-Founder & COO of Obligo

Testimonials About
Tad Gruman

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.

 

Marc Baliatico

MARC BALIATICO

Private Funds Associate at Proskauer Rose

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

Tad and the rest of the Whistler team are absolutely top-notch. They know the legal market inside and out and will go way above and beyond for clients (e.g. fly across the country to meet and make sure a new firm is working out for a client they’ve placed). Anyone looking for something different (in the best way possible) in their recruiting experience, I highly recommend working with Tad/Whistler - they are hands down the best in the business.

 

Caleb Ginsburg

CALEB GINSBERG

Sports, Media & Emerging Growth Associate at K&L Gates

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.

 

WILL REILY

WILL REILY

Financial Restructuring Associate at King & Spalding

Tad's guidance through the process of transitioning from BigLaw to a smaller firm outside of NYC was invaluable. He gave honest, realistic advice in a non-stuffy, down to earth way. I felt like I was being guided by a friend who was an expert in this arena. It was important to me that I had the help of someone who really understood my values and what I was looking for in a firm and that's exactly what I got. Even when I shed a tear (or two) through the process Tad didn't skip a beat. Incredibly thankful!

 

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Litigation Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Working with Tad was such a delight. His positive energy and sense of humor made the recruiting process way more enjoyable, and on top of that, he was so well-versed in the ECVC field that I could always rely on his knowledge. He was always available - even when his baby was crying or sleeping in the same room. Thanks Tad and Whistler Partners!

 

CHRISTINA KWAKChristina Kwak

Mergers & Acquisitions Associate at Fenwick & West

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

Tad and the Whistler team were fantastic during my lateral process. Tad was a true partner and friend, offering great advice and connections. Couldn't have asked for a better process and outcome.

 

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Mergers & Acquisitions Associate at xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

Testimonials About
Taylor Miller

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 of 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

Testimonials About
Wolf Konstant

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

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.

 

JOSE LAMARQUEJose Lamarque

IP Licensing & Technology Transactions Associate at Orrick

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.

 

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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