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Read about recent accomplishments and milestones we've achieved here at JW Michaels, your premier executive search firm!

October 28, 2014
JW Michaels & Co. has been named the 20th fastest growing small business in NYC by Symmetry50. Read More

September 11, 2014
Managing Partner Jason Wachtel is quoted in a recent FundFire article about the compliance programs of alternative asset managers. Read More

August 21, 2014
JW Michaels has been ranked #792 on the annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing privately held companies. Read More

August 13, 2014
In a recent Bloomberg article, co-founder Justin Mandel discusses the trend of hiring compliance executives with Treasury experience and US sanctions expertise. Read More

July 24, 2014

In a recent Q&A with The Hedge Fund Law Report, Managing Partner Jason Wachtel provides insight into the compensation of GCs and CCOs of hedge funds. Read More

July 11, 2014
Managing Partner Jason Wachtel discusses the recent boom in hiring compliance officers in The Wall Street Journal. Read More

July 8, 2014
RCA extends special recognition to Jason Wachtel, Managing Partner of JW Michaels & Co., Senior Fellow from Practice for “Compensation Trends in Alternative Asset Management.” Read More

February 27, 2014
Managing Partner Jason Wachtel is quoted in a Thomson Reuters article discussing JPMorgan's search for a new chief compliance officer.
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February 24, 2014

JW Michaels & Co. is named the 15th largest executive search firm in New York by Crain's New York Business. Read More

February 25, 2014
Managing Partner Jason Wachtel will be the keynote speaker at the 75,000 member Regulatory Compliance Association's General Session, where he will discuss compensation and hiring trends for compliance and legal professionals:

January 30, 2014
Managing Partner Jason Wachtel is quoted in a Thomson Reuters article discussing the compensation of Chief Compliance Officers in investement banks. Read More

January 7, 2014
JW Michaels & Co. has released its 2013 Alternative Asset Management Market Data Report:

November 13, 2013
Lawrence Brown, Vice President of Legal, will be a speaker at The Conference Board's Council of Chief Privacy Officers meeting on Friday, November 15, 2013:

October 9, 2013

Managing Partner Jason Wachtel is quoted in a Reuters article discussing the red-hot market for compliance officers:

February 26, 2013
The world of Compliance is constantly changing. Learn more about recent industry developments and tips on managing compliance risk from Mitch Avnet, proven compliance professional and Managing Partner of Compliance Risk Concepts. Read More

February 6, 2013
JW Michaels & Co. is proud to announch the launch of Compliance Risk Concepts, an effective and innovative consulting practice under the leadership of executive compliance professional Mitch Avnet.
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February 5, 2013
JW Michaels & Co. is named 20th largest executive search firm in New York.

January 15, 2013
Managing Director Justin Mandel is quoted on his insight into current hiring trends in Compliance Intelligence, an exclusive publication covering investment, securities and banking compliance.

October 11, 2012
Process Driven Trading continues successful growth along with its Chief Compliance Officer, placed by JW Michaels' compliance recruiting team.
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October 3, 2012
Regulatory Change Management: An Interview with Mitch Avnet, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Lincoln Financial Group. Successfully completed search assignments, new opportunities.
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September 17, 2012
American Express Chief Privacy Officer Joins SNR Denton, placed by JW Michaels' legal recruiting team. Read the full article here.

September 11, 2012
On September 11, our Director of Risk and Portfolio Analytics, Jonathan Egan, rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on behalf of the charitable organization Tuesday’s Children.  The Tuesday’s Children foundation serves all those directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001, and other acts of terrorism that occur around the world —children, families, first responders—through life-changing programs and services.  We are proud that employees like Jonathan are doing their part to make an impact on society as well as their businesses.  Jonathan sits on the board of Tuesday’s Children and works with various other charities, including The National Down Syndrome Society and New York Cares. View a clip of the bell-ringing:

September 10, 2012
JW Michaels' Chicago Office will relocate in September 2012 to accommodate the expansion of their successful technology recruiting practice.
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September 4, 2012
Amazon has hired a new Privacy Counsel, placed by JW Michaels & Co.'s legal recruiting team. Read the full article in the Wall Street Journal here.

July 20, 2012
JW Michaels Managing Partner Jason Wachtel shares essential COO and CCO recruitment and hiring insights with COOConnect in an Expert Panelist Profile.
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May 17, 2012
JW Michaels Corporate Headquarters in New York will relocate on May 23 to a significantly expanded office space on Madison Avenue. We would like to express our gratitude to all of our clients and candidates who have helped make our growth and success possible.
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May 9, 2012
Carrier IQ has hired a new General Counsel, placed by JW Michaels & Co.'s Legal Recruiting team. Read the full Washington Post article on CarrierIQ's plans to work with her on rebuilding the company's privacy policies here.

April 19, 2012
A Closer Look at "RAUM' for Registered Investment Advisers, by Gary Kaminsky, Principal in Rothstein Kass' Business Advisory Services practice. Successfully Completed Search Assignments, New Opportunities.
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March 14, 2012
Upcoming Events:

On Saturday, March 17, JW Michaels Executive Recruiter Lindsey Lichtenstein will present at a Career Transition skill seminar for accounting and finance professionals in Raritan, New Jersey. Register online via the link below to gain valuable applied knowledge in resume writing and enhancement, interviewing and career planning.
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We are pleased to announce that on Thursday, April 12, JW Michaels will join Rothstein Kass and Willkie Farr & Gallagher in hosting The General Counsel Regulatory Forum:Pencils Down, a lively discussion over breakfast with leading experts about the current challenges impacting the hedge fund community. Register by April 5 to join the conversation.
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January 9, 2012
EU Offers New Challenges to U.S. Companies, by Foley & Lardner Partner Andrew B. Serwin. New Hires, Successfully Completed Search Assignments, New Opportunities.
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November 2, 2011
SEC Issues New Guidance on Disclosing Cybersecurity Risks and Incidents, by WilmerHale Partner Benjamin Powell. Successfully Completed Search Assignments, New Opportunities.
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September 13, 2011
JW Michaels & Co. announces the launch of a new office in New Jersey, in addition to the formation of a new practice group dedicated to Accounting and Finance, continuing to broaden the spectrum of expert resources available to our new and existing clients.
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June 30, 2011
The regulatory regime for financial services industries has moved in recent years to a risk-based approach. Risk assessments are fundamental to a reasonably designed compliance program’s ability to implement a risk-based approach.
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JW Michaels & Co. has recently been featured in the Compliance Reporter.
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March 24, 2011
New ADV Part 2A Deadline Approaching. Contributor Stephen Ellwood. For many, if not most, registered investment advisers, the deadline to complete the new Form ADV Part 2A is fast approaching.
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February 24, 2011
It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the launch of JW Michaels Consulting, a new compliance consulting firm that will provide our asset managment clients a suite of tools and support to successfully navigate the evolving regulatory requirements governing the financial industry.
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November 2, 2010
Dodd-Frank - Impact on the C-Suite. Contributor Sandra P. Tichenor. Successfully Completed Search Assignments. New Division - Finance, Asset Management & Capital Markets Practice.
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July 27, 2010
Reaction to the Dodd-Frank Bill. Successfully Completed Search Assignments. An Interview with Shawn Singh, Calypso Capital Management. Read More

July 12, 2010
JW Michaels & Co. is pleased to announce the addition of Howard Kobrin as a Senior Legal Recruiter to our growing staff. Read More

June 11, 2010
Compliance Trends, Growth and Development. An Interview with Mitch Avnet, PNC Financial Services. Read More

April 7, 2010
We are pleased to announce the formation of JW Michaels & Co., an executive search firm currently specializing in the recruitment and placement of compliance and legal professionals in the ever diverse investment management space. Read More

March 22, 2010
We are pleased to announce the formation of JW Michaels & Co. As the founding partners, Jason Wachtel & Justin Mandel bring years of experience in the search business and it has always been their goal to apply their passion to their own firm, and build off their years of experience. Read More

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