Jeff Liebster is a Partner with our Partner Practice Group in New York. He is a zealous advocate for both candidates and firms, which is evident in his track record of successful partner placements with many of the top law firms in the world.
Jeff's practice is principally referral-based, in large part due to the fact that his relationships are far reaching and extend well beyond the effective date of any combination or move. His clients will attest to his continuing commitment to advising on successful business development and integration issues. Candidates look to Jeff as a long-term strategic career counselor—not only at a time when they are considering an imminent move.
Jeff was very active in athletics while at the University of Michigan and in high school at Fieldston. He is now part of the Michigan Football Alumni Network (aka Team Big House) and mentors several current and recent players about life after football.
He and his wife spend as much time as possible with their married daughters and newly arrived granddaughter. Their oldest is a Northwestern University graduate with an advanced degree in art history from NYU. Following a four-year stint at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she is now oversees the web presence as product manager for Architectural Digest magazine. Jeff's other daughter has a BA in Film and Studio Art from the University of Vermont and a master's in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University's Peabody School. She is currently managing the talent acquisition team at TNTP, a non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of teachers in our public schools.
Jeff began his legal career as a corporate and real estate associate with a large firm in Los Angeles. He also worked as a solo practitioner and with a boutique firm in Beverly Hills before leaving the full-time practice of law. Jeff has also owned a real estate company and sports agency and was the managing partner of a private investment fund. His diverse professional experience provides individuals and groups of partners with a fresh perspective on the wide range of options available to build and enjoy a fulfilling legal career.
Jeff's most recent articles and speaking engagements have primarily focused on the Mexico legal market but have also included a recent appearance on a panel with the leaders of several top AmLaw firms titled, "Free Agency Comes to the NY Legal Market", as well as an a June 2016 article discussing the heightened use of partner de-equitization by AmLaw 100 firms.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: J.D.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: B.A., Journalism, with high distinction