Todd Merkin, Esq. | New York

Todd is the Executive Director and charter member of Wegman Partners’ New York office.

Upon entering the legal recruitment field in 1998, Todd quickly earned an esteemed reputation, with an ethos and DNA predicated on a distinctly consultative – rather than salesy and transactional – ideology, and an unwavering commitment to cultivating strong, enduring relationships. Defined by a steadfast adherence to an unfailing, built to last foundation and combination of experience, unparalleled access, integrity and care, Todd is widely regarded, recognized and endorsed in industry circles as a leading authority and highly respected name on the national legal landscape. Leveraging his deeply rooted knowledge of, and granular familiarity with, hundreds of law firms (most notably their platforms, cultures, practice group dynamics and trajectories) he’s personally met with, in tandem with also taking the time to holistically understand the unique objectives of each and every one of the candidates he represents in tailoring their individualized search, Todd’s curated and bespoke matchmaker approach incorporates equal parts “client-agent” and “candidate-agent,” ensuring he achieves the right fit for both parties.

When you work with Todd and his elite New York-based team, you can count on a high-touch, white-glove, world-class concierge experience, where you are instantly backed by a trusted partner and advisor with decades of experience, impeccable credibility, industry-best access, responsiveness and attentiveness, attention to detail and resources, and one of the highest profile, most prestigious brands and preeminent reputations in our industry – with an uncompromising dedication to the finest, highest quality work-product and commitment to client service and satisfaction that even exceeds what you would expect from a gold-standard, best-in-class legal consultancy team.

A fixture in the New York legal community, where he works with roughly 400 law firms – an ecosystem spanning the most prestigious and ascendant of the Am Law 100 firms to flourishing, thriving middle-market regional firms to under the radar, best-in-class local heavyweight firms to powerhouse blue-chip boutiques – Todd is distinguished for the considerable breadth and depth of his New York legal market expertise, as well as for working selectively and exclusively with only the highest caliber New York-based attorney talent. In addition to his New York legal market specialization, Todd also has a high-profile, prominent presence on the national legal landscape, where he has long-established, robust and enduring relationships with recruiting departments, key practice group decision-makers and management committees at hundreds of leading law firms across their firmwide geographic footprints throughout the country.  Considering that, a substantial percentage of his representations involve assisting that same premier New York-based attorney talent pool when they relocate geographically outbound from New York to other legal markets, most notably California.

As one of the foremost legal recruitment consultants in the country, Todd is an admired, trusted market leader and advisor with unimpeachable credibility and an accomplished track record. He regularly consults and partners with law firm management, practice group leaders and recruiting departments on key issues and tactical initiatives such as strategic growth, market positioning and branding, lateral integration and retention, partner compensation structures and practice group development. He has also been invited to speak as a New York legal market representative expert at major law schools, including Columbia, Harvard, NYU and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as at industry conferences.

Todd received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and his B.A. in both Behavioral Science and Law, and Psychology, from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  He enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends, playing sports, traveling and volunteering in the community, with his interests focused on causes and charities associated with the disadvantaged and underprivileged, mentoring and animal rights.

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