Major, Lindsey & Africa


Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the largest and most experienced legal search firm in the world. With more than 25 offices worldwide, Major, Lindsey & Africa has earned recognition for its track record of successful general counsel, corporate counsel, partner, associate and law firm management placements. The firm also provides law firms and companies with highly specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, Major, Lindsey & Africa recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. The firm considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions.

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Expands In Texas

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has expanded with the addition of George J. Hittner in its Houston office as a managing director in the firm’s partner practice group. With his wealth of market knowledge, Mr. Hittner will enhance MLA’s foothold in the Texas legal industry. “George has spent practically his entire life in the Texas legal

Major, Lindsey & Africa Opens In Singapore

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has opened a new office in Singapore and added Ashish Raivadera to the partner practice group as head of private practice for South Asia. He will also lead operations in Singapore. In recent years, while working at ATR Associates Pte. Ltd., Mr. Raivadera focused on partner and counsel placements with international law

MLA and Allegis Partners Names President

Legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) and executive search firm Allegis Partners have named John Cashman as president. In his new role, Mr. Cashman will head strategic efforts to elevate the business of both firms, jointly owned by Allegis Group, a global talent solutions leadership provider. Previously, he served as a partner and vice president of MLA. “For the

Major, Lindsey & Africa Places Chief Legal Officer at Union Pacific

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recruited Rhonda S. Ferguson as executive vice president and chief legal officer of Union Pacific. The search was led by partners Paul Williams and Michael Sachs. Ms. Ferguson joins Union Pacific from FirstEnergy Corp., where she was vice president, corporate secretary and chief ethics officer since 2007. In addition to leading FirstEnergy’s corporate,

Major, Lindsey & Africa Recruits Chief Compliance Officer for CONCACAF

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has recruited Guilherme Carvalho as chief legal and chief compliance officer of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) in Miami. The international search was led by Brian Davis, Rosalind Dodd and Jeffrey Liebster, all based in MLA’s New York office. The organization sought a leader with appropriate legal credentials, extensive work experience in

Press Releases

Major, Lindsey & Africa Places Norman D. Finch Jr. as General Counsel at Illinois Tool Works

HANOVER, MD, January 30, 2017 — Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Norman D. Finch Jr. as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW), based in Glenview, Illinois. ITW is a Fortune 200 global multi-industrial manufacturing leader with more than 50,000 employees and

Major, Lindsey & Africa Places Kevin S. Morris as Executive Vice President—General Counsel at Domino’s Pizza

HANOVER, MD, January 3, 2017 — Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Kevin S. Morris as Executive Vice President—General Counsel at Domino’s Pizza, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Kevin will lead the legal function company-wide, with an emphasis on supporting the needs of the global business. The search was

Major, Lindsey & Africa Places Hillary B. Smith as General Counsel at Square

NEW YORK, November 7, 2016 — Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced that Hillary B. Smith has been placed as general counsel at Square, headquartered in San Francisco. Hillary brings to Square years of legal leadership experience at technology companies and has navigated complex legal and regulatory environments at the local, state