February 7, 2012 – Search firm Lucas Group has added Michael Johnson as managing partner for its human resources practice group. Mr. Johnson will lead the firm's recently expanded HR practice in Los Angeles and comes to Lucas Group from Kelly Law Registry, where he was regional director. He brings more than 20 years of demonstrated experience in executive recruiting and sales to this key position. “This is a very important step for our human resources practice group,” said Aram Lulla, general manager of the HR recruiting practice group at Lucas Group. “Michael's leadership of our LA office underscores our commitment to provide clients and candidates with a national network of executive recruiting opportunities coupled with a thoughtful understanding of local issues and trends. His successful sales and recruiting background is a strong foundation for the opening of our Los Angeles office. HR recruiting is an important factor in our success.” Founded in 1970, Lucas assists mid-tier to Fortune 500 clients in finding transcendent, executive talent.