July 7, 2011 – Search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Kathleen McLaurin as senior vice president and general counsel of Petro Harvester Oil and Gas. The search was led by Pete Boerner, managing director in MLA’s Houston office. “Kathleen is the ideal person for this position,” said Mr. Boerner. “She is a seasoned lawyer with significant oil and gas M&A experience. Her great intellect and energy combined with her entrepreneurial mindset will serve Petro Harvester well as she assumes the role of its first general counsel.” Ms. McLaurin was previously a partner at Jones Day. Petro Harvester Oil and Gas is a privately-held exploration and production company focused on acquiring and operating oil and gas producing properties in North America. With offices throughout the U.S., London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Major, Lindsey & Africa is an executive search firm focused on the legal sector.