MLA Places David Delafield as Chief Financial Officer at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

HANOVER, MD, February 19, 2018 — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, announces the placement of David Delafield as chief financial officer (CFO) at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in Seattle, WA. The search was led by Amanda K. Brady, managing partner and global practice leader, and Amy Mallow, managing director, of Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Law Firm Management Practice Group.

In his new role, David directs the firm’s finance, accounting and pricing functions, as well as being involved in strategic planning. He oversees a team of approximately 55 financial professionals. The firm has more than 550 attorneys in nine offices across the United States and in Shanghai, China.

David has spent most of his career in health care. Prior to joining Davis Wright, he was CFO at Providence Health Services where he was accountable for one of the country’s largest, integrated medical groups with more than $1.5 billion in revenue and 7,500 providers across the West Coast. Before this, David was CFO at Swedish Health Services. He began his career at Deloitte Consulting.

“Davis Wright wanted a CFO who would serve as a thought leader and true business partner to the managing partner and executive committee,” said Amanda Brady. “David’s previous experience managing all aspects of finance, business analytics, pricing and executive compensation in the matrixed and demanding health care arena, combined with a deep understanding of the intersection between business and technology from his prior roles in consulting and at Microsoft, equipped him with the ideal combination of strategic and operations expertise for our client.”

David has an M.B.A. and a B.A. from Washington State University.

About 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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