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 General Counsel Karen Jensen Petrulakis Wellesley College

Major, Lindsey & Africa Lands General Counsel for Wellesley College

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has placed Karen Jensen Petrulakis in the newly created role of general counsel at Wellesley College. Managing directors Ronald Ciardiello and Heather Fine led the search along with partner Paul Williams. Ms. Jensen Petrulakis will serve as the principal legal officer for the college with overall responsibility for the vision and leadership of

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Major, Lindsey & Africa Latest Search Firm to Launch Consulting Services

Search firms continue to break into new areas, be it through acquisition, alliance or providing new services. It’s a trend being seen at large recruiters and small boutiques alike as recruiters look to provide clients with services for finding, assessing, onboarding and retaining their senior-level talent. The latest: Major, Lindsey & Africa has launched a

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

Press Releases

Legal Search Firm Major, Lindsey & Africa Places Karen Jensen Petrulakis as General Counsel at Wellesley College, Boston

HANOVER, MD, September 19, 2017 — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced it has placed Karen Jensen Petrulakis in the newly created position of General Counsel (GC) at Wellesley College in Boston, Massachusetts. As Wellesley College’s first GC, Karen will serve as the principal legal officer for the College

Ricardo Paredes Joins the Associate Practice Group at Legal Recruiting Firm Major, Lindsey & Africa in Sydney

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, September 11, 2017 — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced that Ricardo Paredes has joined the firm in Sydney and will focus on  recruiting associates throughout Australia and Asia Pacific. Ricardo brings more than eight years of legal experience to his new role at Major, Lindsey &

Legal Search Firm Major, Lindsey & Africa Names Two New Partners, Boosting Female Partnership Ranks to 52%

HANOVER, MD, August 9, 2017 — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the promotion of two new partners within the firm: Amanda K. Brady, global practice leader of the Law Firm Management Practice, who splits her time between the New York and Houston offices; and Nesli Orhon, the national

Paul S. Williams of Allegis Partners and Major, Lindsey & Africa Named NACD Chicago Chapter President

NEW YORK, July 17, 2017 — Paul S. Williams, co-leader of the North America CEO & Board Practice at Allegis Partners, a global executive search firm, and a partner in Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, has been named president of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Chicago Chapter. Paul has been

Attorneys’ Liability Insurance Society Retains Major, Lindsey & Africa to Conduct Searches for a Senior Claims Counsel, Senior Loss Prevention Counsel and Director of Marketing

HANOVER, MD, April 25, 2017 — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm,  announced that the firm has been retained to conduct three searches on behalf of Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, Inc. (ALAS) in Chicago. The Senior Loss Prevention Counsel reports to the Senior Vice President–Loss Prevention and will help educate ALAS law firms