March 19, 2012 – Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has added Merle Vaughn as a managing director in its Los Angeles office. Ms. Vaughn will also serve as the firm’s law firm diversity practice leader. In addition to continuing her career as a partner recruiter in Los Angeles, she will lead MLA’s efforts to assist its law firm clients with their initiatives to increase the representation of diverse lawyers nationally. In this capacity, she will head up all inclusion focused recruiting for MLA’s national law firm client base. Ms. Vaughn brings to MLA almost 10 years of expertise in legal recruiting at various national and international legal recruiting firms. Over the last decade, she has been involved in several high profile partner placements with major law firms in New York, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington D.C., and has been retained by corporations and law firms specifically for her expertise in the area of diversity recruiting. With offices throughout the U.S., London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Major, Lindsey & Africa is an executive search firm focused on the legal sector.