Michele Jawin has spent her recruiting career focused solely on lateral partner placement, group acquisitions, and law firm mergers. Prior to becoming a legal recruiter, Michele was a partner at Thelen Reid & Priest LLP where she developed a substantial corporate practice.
Michele is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund and Co-Chaired the Heart & Soul Auction for its first 10 years. In addition, she has sat on the Board of Trustees of Arts Horizons and The Town School, and she serves as a Deacon at the Unitarian Church of All Souls.
Michele is the recipient of the Paul Newman Award for Service to Arts and Children, and The Presidents Award for Service to the Unitarian Church of All Souls.
Prior to forming The Leibow Jawin Group, she was a key member of the partner recruiting team at E.P. Dine, Inc. and a Director – Partners, Groups, Mergers at Mestel & Company.
Michele received her B.A., magna cum laude with honors, from Hofstra University; and J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.