Before reaching out to (Karen), I had already spent several months (unsuccessfully) submitting applications through other recruiters and on my own and was starting to lose hope. However, I knew if anyone could help me, it was Karen Vladeck. Not only did I tell her that I wanted to lateral to a different city as a very junior associate, but I also wanted to transition to a new practice group. Karen didn’t blink; she listened and immediately got to work tailoring a list of firms that fit my needs and preparing me for interviews.

Within weeks, I received and accepted an offer for my dream job as a corporate associate in Austin. Before starting this process, I didn’t know all of the benefits of working with a good recruiter like Karen, but her deep insider knowledge and powerful advocacy set me up for success. She is responsive, kind, and wildly effective at her job. You will not find a better recruiter/therapist/friend than Karen Vladeck.

- SUMMER THOMAS
Corporate Associate at Haynes and Boone
If you’re thinking about calling Karen, just stop reading this and go call Karen. It will be the best thing you’ve done for yourself and your career in a long time. I know it was for me. Here’s what you can expect once you’ve got Karen on your team: expert insider advice on the legal market – including not only the best options for you now, but the best options to position you for your next chapter; invaluable assistance with your resume and application materials; a cheerleader who will talk you up to all the right folks; a mentor who will prep you for interviews, debrief them afterwards, and provide solid advice all along the way; a national network of recruiters who will pitch in with advice on specific markets as needed; and – most importantly – a friend you can trust to help guide you during one of the most important decisions of your career.

Karen helped me land the exact position in the exact practice area in the exact location I wanted. I cannot imagine making a legal career move without Karen, and I hope I never have to.

- BRITTANY FOWLER
Entertainment Associate at O'Melveny
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.

- ELLIS LIANG
Technology Transactions Associate at Fenwick & West
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.

- MARK BONIN
Legal Counsel at The Kraft Group; New England Patriots; New England Revolution
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.

- ANONYMOUS
Entertainment Associate at Top Media Firm
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 ROSALES
Corporate, Emerging Growth Companies Associate at Goodwin
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.

JOSE CORTE-REAL
Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Associate at Wilson Sonsini
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.

-ANONYMOUS
Corporate & Entertainment Associate at Entertainment Boutique
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... Most importantly, when I received my offer, 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!

- ANONMYOUS
Emerging Companies Associate at Top Startup Firm
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, 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.

- ANONYMOUS
Emerging Companies Associate at Top Startups Firm