Melanie Brunswick is the founding principal of The Brunswick Group. With over
thirty years of experience in the area of legal search, Melanie brings a level of integrity, professionalism and success which sets her and her company apart from others in the field. As a widely recognized leader in legal search, she has assisted in opening West Coast offices for major firms, placed major partners and practice groups, conducted searches for numerous corporations, from Fortune 500 firms to smaller, privately held firms, and counseled partners (individuals and groups) on the subject of career opportunities. For many top firms and corporations, Melanie is the first choice for retained exclusive searches for attorneys with a specific expertise. Melanie is known for her encyclopedic knowledge of law firms and their attorneys, as well as her ability to successfully match attorneys with appropriate firms.
Melanie currently serves on the Board of Jewish Family Service, Los Angeles and she has also worked with Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times and the Jonnson Comprehensive Cancer Center/UCLA.
(818) 377-4854 or (310) 575-4854
Grace joined The Brunswick Group in 2006, after practicing in the litigation group of the national law firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP for 15 years. At Sonnenschein, Grace represented a diverse clientele, with an emphasis on insurance industry clients.
Grace served on Sonnenschein’s recruiting committee for more than ten years. In this capacity, she interviewed hundreds of lateral and summer candidates, took part in offer decisions and assisted in the planning for the summer associate program.
Grace graduated from Oberlin College with high honors and the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Order of the Coif.
tel: (818) 377 4851
or (310) 575 4854
Jill G. Carmel, Esq.
Jill Carmel, an attorney, formerly worked as Senior Counsel with Ryder System, Inc. in Miami, Florida. There she represented a Fortune 500 transportation and logistics company in real estate, human resources and transactional matters for seven years, supporting all levels of company management and products lines.
Jill earned her undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley where she graduated cum laude and received her J.D. from the University of Miami, School of Law, cum laude.
Jill is an active member of the California Bar and the Florida Bar. She is a member of Bet Tzedek, United in Harmony and the Curtis School Alumni Counsel.
Jill Carmel joined The Brunswick Group in 2010.
(818) 377-4852 or (310) 575-4854
Josh Bilgrei, Esq.
Josh joined us in 2015 after relocating to Los Angeles from New York. He was formally Senior Counsel at Publicis Groupe and prior to that Counsel at Cognizant Technology Solutions. Josh began his legal career with Schulte Roth & Zabel in their Business Transactions Department.
Josh graduated from New York Law School, Magna Cum Laude, in 2005 and earned his undergraduate degree from Emory University.
(818) 377-4853 or (310) 575-4854