Managing PartnerPractice: Legal
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Long before Myra Mendizabal made a name for herself in recruitment and placement, she knew she had a knack for spotting true talent. Time spent in college working as both a paralegal and restaurant trainer led to an HR position as a staffing specialist. That job, paired with her earlier legal work, became the proving ground for the career Myra calls her passion. Now, after 12 years of legal recruiting in the Los Angeles market, she joins Lucas Group as a Managing Partner in the legal division.
Myra’s list of credentials reads like a manual for up and coming placement specialists. In 2000, she co-founded a successful legal staffing boutique in L.A. A few years later, she and her partners launched both Accounting and Finance and Litigation Support practices as well. Myra says the thrill of the deal keeps her focused and determined. Her success in placing countless candidates in firms nationwide has earned her a consultative relationship with past and current clients. “I focus on understanding the intricacies of each firm. I learn what sets each firm apart and which candidates will thrive in their environments.”
That resolve is now paired with an impressive network of clients and candidates. Though she unyielding in regards to successful placements, Myra insists her success lies more in the trust she has built over the years. “I have never tried to ‘sell’ a job to a candidate for a short-term gain,” she explains. “My reputation as an honest and conscientious recruiter is the foundation of my career.”
As a native of Los Angeles, Myra enjoys spending her downtime with family and friends soaking up the Southern California sun.