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Who We Are

Robert Marinelli Managing Partner

Robert J. Marinelli, Esq.

Managing Partner


Eleonora Cacciola

Managing Partner


Keela R. Samis, Esq. 

Managing Partner

The Case Consulting provides professional services to employers and IP attorneys looking to make a career move.

Led by attorney Robert J. Marinelli, we are an exclusive team of legal recruiting consultants with experience in recruiting IP attorneys.


Robert J. Marinelli, Esq. counsels each candidate through every step of the recruiting process and uses his background, market intelligence and industry knowledge to ensure that candidates are thoroughly prepared. 

As a practicing attorney with over twenty-five years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts, Robert understands the primacy of complete confidentiality and the importance of a trusting, honest relationship with each of his clients.

Eleonora Cacciola started her recruiting career working at full-service national and international recruiting firms. She has experience working with companies in many different industries, including technology, consumer products, financial services, industrials, insurance and entertainment. 

She specializes in placing Intellectual Property attorneys of all levels into in-house roles across several industries as well as attorneys into top-tier, AmLaw 100, and boutique law firms. 

Keela R. Samis, Esq. served as a General Magistrate for Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit for more than 33 years. The experience gained from working with hundreds of lawyers over a wide range of disciplines gives her a unique appreciation of legal talent and the needs of law firms and clients alike. Whether you are a legal professional or a prospective employer, Keela will guide you through the recruitment process with candor, integrity, and practical knowledge of the legal landscape. 

The Case Consulting abides by Articles I and II of the Code of Ethics declared by the National Association of Legal Search Consultants pertaining to relations with employers and relations with candidates. A copy of the Code can be found on the Association’s website at

With our longevity, we’ve learned that legal recruiting is not a numbers game — it’s a relationship-building business. That’s why we put an emphasis on listening, guiding, and matching.


We work with leading organizations and have placed associates and partners in a broad range of substantive legal discipline. We are known for our partner and group placements in the field of intellectual property.  

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