January 29, 2015 – Martha Fay (Marty) Africa, co-founder and partner of Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has passed away after a protracted battle with cancer. Ms. Africa served as an active member of MLA until shortly before her death. She joined Bob Major in 1984 to form the core of what is today Major, Lindsey & Africa, a global legal services firm, from her position as director of law placement at the University of California, Boalt Halt Hall School of Law. Passionate about the legal profession and the role that legal search played in improving that profession, Ms. Africa was a highly influential member of the legal community both in the Bay Area and nationally, and active in both the ABA and the Bar Association of San Francisco. She was the founder of and inspiration behind Women Rainmakers, an organization devoted to training women lawyers in the art of networking and practice building. She served on numerous ABA committees relating to the advancement of women and minorities, and served on a number of non-profit boards. Ms. Africa conducted searches at all levels, from general counsel to executive director for major corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and educational institutions.
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