Lucas Group Hires Managing Partner For New York Office

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Amdie Mengistu to lead legal practice for national recruiting firm

Lucas Group

Amdie brings a fresh, creative perspective to our legal team which will help drive results for both our Clients and Candidates.

Lucas Group, the premier executive recruiting firm in North America, has hired Amdie Mengistu to lead its legal search practice in New York City. In one of the most successful and thriving legal markets in the country, Mengistu will manage a team of executive recruiters and continue to grow the practice while running a full desk.

“Sharp, strategic and smart, Amdie has already proved to be a tremendous addition to the legal team,” said Tom Williamson, General Manager of Lucas Group’s Legal Practice Group. “We are confident that he will lead our team to new heights of success and provide the highest level of service to our Clients and Candidates.”

Mengistu was in the last entering class at the old Dewey Ballantine which gave him a front row seat for the highs and lows of Big Law. From there he litigated at a boutique firm and spent a year as a public defender on Staten Island. Mengistu transitioned into legal recruiting in 2012 and rose to Managing Director with Empire Search Partners before joining Lucas Group.

As Managing Partner of the New York legal office, Mengistu will mentor his team to achieve excellence while running a full desk, sourcing leading talent for a variety of clients from small, boutique firms to Fortune 500 corporations. Mengistu earned his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia and his J.D., cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law where he was a Dwight L. Greene Scholar and a New York City Bar Diversity Fellow.

“Amdie brings a fresh, creative perspective to our legal team which will help drive results for both our Clients and Candidates,” said Williamson. “As more millennials enter the workforce, Amdie’s youthfulness and energy will play a vital role in reaching our goals and objectives.”

The Legal Practice Group is one of seven practice areas in which Lucas Group specializes. For more than 40 years, Lucas Group recruiters have matched exceptional talent with exemplary employers to form long-term, strategic partnerships. With offices located throughout the U.S., Lucas Group offers national reach together with localized, expert search methods.

About Lucas Group
Lucas Group is North America’s premier executive search firm. Since 1970, our culture and methodologies have driven superior results. We assist clients ranging in size from small to medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 companies find transcendent, executive talent; candidates fully realize their ambitions; and associates find professional success. To learn more, please visit Lucas Group at and connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

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