Meet The Team: Justin M. Mandel | Managing Director & Head of Compliance

Posted on August 18th, 2015 by Justin Mandel

 Justin M. Mandel | Managing Director & Head of Compliance

Justin M. Mandel | Managing Director & Head of Compliance

Justin is a founding principal of JW Michaels & Co. and head of the asset management legal and compliance practice. He also co-heads JW Michaels’ New York Office. Justin was formerly a co-head of the Executive Search division of a national search firm and built and ran the firm’s legal and compliance practice.

Prior to recruiting, Justin worked in real estate development and consulting, and was a Senior Consultant in the Washington, D.C. office of PKF Consulting – Hotel Consulting Services. Justin received a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Business Administration, from the University of Delaware


An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it-Bill Bernbach


Connect with Justin:

Email: jmandel@jwmichaels.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinmmandel
Twitter: @JWM_Compliance

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Legal Job Market Heats Up As Demand For Compliance Increases

Posted on August 12th, 2015 by Mitch Avnet

Why Compliance Is a Hot Practice Area By Lori Tripoli Law Practice Management Expert

Why Compliance Is a Hot Practice AreaHaving doubts about the viability of compliance as a career option?

Consider that the Association of Corporate Counsel Chief Legal Officers Survey identifies compliance as a top concern of chief legal officers. The Robert Half Salary Guide for the Legal Field identifies hiring opportunities in compliance as a trend both at law firms and in corporate legal departments. More and more regulations are being issued covering the financial industry and other fields. The number of Federal Register pages published on proposed and final federal rules grew from almost 22,000 pages in 1976 to more than 45,500 in 2014.

Those working in this area can, in part, thank certain bad actors, such as Bernie Madoff, for the increased attention devoted to compliance. Madoff, of course, was the financial wizard who just happened to run the largest Ponzi scheme ever discovered. “Bernie Madoff certainly put many aspects of the financial industry on notice with respect to their compliance responsibilities,” says David Smyth, a partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C. He is also a former assistant director in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement division.

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Minimization Of Risk In Corporate Universe Creates Greater Demand For Compliance Lawyers

Posted on August 12th, 2015 by Mitch Avnet

What Do Compliance Lawyers Do? By Lori Tripoli Law Practice Management Expert

What Do Compliance Lawyers Do?Given that compliance is such a hot practice area in our current regulatory climate. Thanks in part to the high-profile acts of a few bad actors triggering greater enforcement and a corporate universe anxious to minimize risk, it is perhaps no surprise that there is plenty of work for compliance lawyers. “Companies that treat their compliance obligations seriously and devote time and effort to that are going to drastically limit the number and scope of the government inquiries they have to face,” says David Smyth, a partner at Brooks Pierce in Raleigh, N.C.

The need to comply with statutes and regulations stretches across industries, of course. “Pharma companies obviously have to pay close attention to Food and Drug Administration regulations. Companies with overseas customers need to think about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and import/export regulations. Media companies will have to consider Federal Communications Commission regulations, and often won’t have to worry about any of those others,” Smyth says. “Lately, we have seen an increased attention to retail, tech, and financial industries. The agencies that enforce anti-bribery laws typically look at the entire industry in the course of investigating a subject company, so the risk of being investigated and paying a hefty penalty will remain high across the industry,” observes Laura Martino, general counsel and national compliance director for Tower Legal Solutions in New York.

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National Consulting Firm Seeks Legal and/or Compliance Professionals

Posted on July 29th, 2015 by Daniel Hurd


Are you a Legal and/or Compliance Professional? Interested in working from home?


National consulting firm, is looking for temporary legal and compliance professionals to work remotely. Candidates must have regulatory compliance and/or industry compliance backgrounds, particularly in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, Investment Company Act of 1940 and FINRA rules.

Candidates must have worked for the SEC and/or directly for an investment advisory firm including Venture Capital firms, Hedge Funds, Private Equity firms for at least 5 years. This project will start immediately!

For consideration, send your resume in Word format to:

Daniel Hurd | VP Legal Staffing & Consulting Services
Email: dhurd@jwmichaels.com

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Is the Workload in Your Law Firm Reducing Your Productivity

Posted on July 21st, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

Legal Opportunities | Attorney Jobs | JW MIchaels

How can your law firm save money with constant downward pressure to do more with fewer resources? More than ever before, the litigious nature of society has increased the need for legal counsel. The ability to maintain the same amount of revenue has become the muse of business and administrative innovation for the modern law firm. Hiring paralegals can’t solve every problem. Read more on “Is the Workload in Your Law Firm Reducing Your Productivity” »

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Meet The Team: Daniel Hurd | Vice President, Legal Staffing & Consulting Services

Posted on July 10th, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

Daniel Hurd | Vice President, Legal Staffing & Consulting Services

Daniel Hurd | VP Legal Staffing & Consulting Services

Daniel Hurd brings a wealth of experience and determination to his position as Vice President of Legal Staffing & Consulting Services at JW Michaels and Company. Daniel specializes in the recruitment of attorneys, paralegals and legal support staff for temporary, temporary-to-hire, long-term contract, and direct-hire on a contingency fee basis.

A native Washingtonian turned New Yorker, Daniel prides himself on his proven track record and relentless ability to match top talent with outstanding career opportunities. In the famous words of Babe Ruth, Daniel believes:

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.

Daniel looks look forward to the opportunity to serve as a resource, so feel free to reach out and connect:

Email: dhurd@jwmichaels.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielhurd
Twitter: @HurdCDan

 

 

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Finding the Right Executive for the Job

Posted on July 10th, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

Employees can make or break your company. That means that hiring the right employee is essential for every company. Having a well-defined vision for a company provides an ideal foundation, but this is only the beginning. To execute this vision, companies require executives with the administrative or supervisory authority to guide employees in the right direction. So how do you find the right executive for the job?

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Take A Look…New JW Michaels Temporary Legal Openings!!!

Posted on June 10th, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

Real Estate Paralegals:

Seeking Junior and Senior Real Estate Paralegals for temp-to-perm roles with a large law firm. This position will consist of helping attorneys with commercial and residential real estate transactions. Must have 5 years’ experience in commercial and residential real estate transactions.

Business Development Coordinator:

Temp Business Development Coordinator with Large International Law Firm. This position provides business development and marketing support to various practice areas in the NYC office. If you have law firm marketing or business development experience, we want to hear from you! This long-term temporary assignment will last until the end of 2015.

Litigation Paralegal:

NYC law firm is searching for a long-term temporary Litigation Paralegal to start work immediately! Candidate must have 4+ years of prior paralegal experience in a plaintiff personal injury/wrongful death torts law firm. Position will be for one year and offers top hourly rate!

Contract Attorney:

Seeking Contract Attorney with 5 years’ experience in construction related matters for national law firm. This is a 6 month contract role starting immediately!

Interested in any of these openings?  Contact DHurd@JWMichaels.com or 646-624-2306.

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Are Head Hunters Finding the Best Employees for your Business?

Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

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Outsourcing the hiring process is a complex decision. Finding the best employees for your business can be time consuming and difficult. If you have used head hunters before, they might have saved you time by taking this process off of your plate. But how good of a job are they really doing? In order to evaluate their work, here are 5 criteria for ensuring your head hunters get you the best candidates. Read more on “Are Head Hunters Finding the Best Employees for your Business?” »

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8 Things Every Candidate Should Know about Executive Hiring

Posted on June 9th, 2015 by Kristy Wright Skeehan

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Becoming an executive could be the biggest career decision of your life. Before applying, every candidate should understand the executive hiring process. Going into your interview, you need to be prepared. As an experienced veteran or up-and-comer looking to climb the ranks, you can always improve your strategy. When the stakes are this high, you can’t afford to ignore helpful advice. Here are 8 aspects you should know about executive hiring process: Read more on “8 Things Every Candidate Should Know about Executive Hiring” »

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