Melissa Galett

Executive Senior Partner

Practice: Legal
Location: New York, NY

An ‘opportunity’ is by definition a favorable or advantageous circumstance, but what is constructive and desired by one most certainly varies from another. To the thoughtful and knowledgeable eyes of Melissa Galett, no two law firms or companies are identical and no two attorneys are alike. She understands cultural dynamics, business objectives and career aspirations, and she expertly delivers true opportunities for both accomplished attorneys and compelling clients.

With authentic interest and expertise, Melissa skillfully connects businesses with individuals and creates lasting talent partnerships – between attorneys and firms; counsel and companies – that represent ideal opportunities for shared satisfaction and enduring growth.

An Executive Senior Partner in Lucas Group’s Legal Division in New York, Melissa proudly places partners, associates and practice groups with AM Law 100, AM Law 200, mid-size and boutique law firms. She also works with Fortune 500 and financial services companies across the United States to deliver exceptional in-house counsel, who reliably deliver upon corporate objectives and sought after legal proficiencies.

With a unique blend of compassion and capability, Melissa facilitates measurable improvement for law firms and companies, as well as for the experienced attorneys with whom she recruits and diligently works with. Her deep understanding of what drives the legal industry enables Melissa to consistently provide consultative, insightful career and hiring guidance throughout the recruitment process. She invests the essential time and consideration necessary to ensure that the candidates and opportunities she represents satisfy collective requirements and exceed long-term, strategic objectives.

After building a successful career in business and publishing recruiting, Melissa joined Lucas Group in 2004. She quickly established herself as a highly-respected, top-performing legal recruiter, demonstrating a natural ability to connect with, assess and guide attorneys in making a lateral move. Her commitment to identifying and developing mutually beneficial talent relationships makes her an asset in this industry. The referrals Melissa receives truly validate that her reputation and dedication to successful results are both valued and appreciated.

As a native New Yorker, Melissa revels in the pace and energy of the city. When not actively recruiting, she enjoys spending time with her family, and experiencing what the Big Apple has to offer. Melissa also co-authored a book entitled “How We Met”, published by St. Martin’s Press.