Katy von Mehren

von Mehren Legal Search
Organization Type: Legal Search Firm
Position/Title: Owner
Functional Area: HR/Placement
Year of Induction: 2015

139 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114

Business Phone: 782.777.1826


Katy von Mehren, owner of von Mehren Legal Search, is one of the leading experts in talent recruiting and management in the legal space. Through her work at five law firms over the past 30 years, Katy has established recruiting departments, designed summer programs, and led efforts responsible for lateral associate and partner recruiting.

A fixture at the National Association for Law Placement, where she co-authored NALP’s Open Letter to Law Students, she also served as president and vice president of the Massachusetts Legal Recruitment Association. Katy is a frequent speaker on such topics as behavioral interviewing, reference checking, on-campus interviewing, and lateral partner recruiting and integration. She also serves as a generous resource to more junior recruitment professionals. In 2013, Katy opened her own legal search firm in Boston and since has placed numerous lawyers in both private practice and in-house positions.

In recognition of Katy von Mehren’s ongoing contribution to the profession, we are pleased to induct her as a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

Nominated by Stephen Nelson, October 2015