Lucas Group Restructures Legal Division

15 October 2020

New, national structure positions Lucas Group as an industry leader for legal recruitment, placing best-in-class talent at all levels and specialties for law firms and corporations.

Atlanta, GA – October 15, 2020 Lucas Group, the national executive recruiting firm ranked 5th on the Forbes “Best Professional Search Firm” list for 2020, has restructured its legal recruitment division to better leverage the firm’s national reach and expansive network for exceptional talent placements.

The legal division continues to be led by General Manager Steven Lynch, who is now supported by four, national practice group leaders: Carolyn Aberman (National In-House Practice Group Leader), Robin Wexler (National Partner Practice Group Leader), Nicole Kennedy (National Associate Practice Group Leader) and Myra Mendizabal (National Contract Practice Group Leader).

“We’re a fully integrated division where each Legal recruiter is part of an accomplished, national team,” said Lynch. “This structure allows our talented recruiters to master a specific area of legal search. It also adds the value of subject matter experts to consult with executives, firm leaders and candidates.”

“Our clients and candidates benefit from our ability to share market intel across our regional offices and practice groups and collaborate efficiently. This broad, national perspective keeps us at the forefront of industry trends. As demand for a specific skill increases, we’re fully prepared to maximize opportunities for talent in our expansive network and deliver right-fit placements.”

Carolyn Aberman leads the National In-House Practice Group. A former in-house attorney, Aberman has a deep understanding of the needs of corporate legal departments and the differences between in-house and law firm practice, ensuring mutually beneficial placements for her clients and candidates.

National Partner Practice Group leader Robin Wexler is a former clerk for the U.S. Tax Court, a former practicing attorney with 20 years of experience working in high-profile firms, and a former senior counsel for a leading financial services company. Wexler brings a practicing veteran’s perspective to complex lateral partner placements and has facilitated numerous highly recognized partner and group placements with multiple leading global and national law firms.

Nicole Kennedy leads the National Associate Practice Group, partnering with the largest and most reputable law firms in the world to recruit the best in class associates and counsel for lateral placement. Drawing on her extensive career as a lawyer and serving in firm management positions, Kennedy ensures that associates understand the small differences between top Am Law firms that lead to long-term career fulfillment.

National Contract Practice Group Leader Myra Mendizabal has more than 20 years of legal recruiting experience and an impressive track record of exceptional attorney placements throughout all major markets. In this role, Mendizabal places elite attorneys and legal staff in contract positions, secondment assignments or temp to perm situations where specialized experience meets immediate needs for expert counsel or professional staff on a national scale.

“Our four national practice group leaders set the pace for our entire legal division, ensuring every client and candidate experiences the highest level of recruiting professionalism, integrity and consultative service,” said Lynch. “Our experience and flexible, nimble approach help firms and companies find best-in-class legal talent for every need, category or legal niche. From General Counsel to Compliance Manager, Partner to Associate, no other legal recruitment firm can match our national reach, talent network, and consultative expertise.”

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.