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11 Key Strategies for Seeking a New Job During a Pandemic

In these unprecedented times, people are stressed, confused, worried, perplexed and in various stages of emotional overload while the daily influx of troubling news continues.

Crisis Management: Leading in Times of Great Uncertainty

The COVID-19 outbreak is making its way through the business world and costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue.

Unemployment Claims Surge as COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis Deepens

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis filed unemployment claims in historic numbers, with the Labor Department reporting Thursday a surge to 3.28 million.

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Solomon Page Opens New Office in Washington, D.C.

New York City-headquartered Solomon Page has opened a new office in Washington, D.C. The firm also expanded its legal services division with the addition of Jennifer Atlan as director of legal recruiting. Ms. Atlan is a licensed attorney and has over six years of experience in the recruiting industry. Her efforts will be concentrated on expanding

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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Canadian Operations Leader

Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has named Pascal Bécotte to lead its operations in Canada, which is comprised of three closely integrated offices: Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. In addition, the firm has added four new consultants to its Canada team to expand its support of evolving client needs. “We have been advising Canadian clients on talent and

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Unemployment Rate Falls to 11.1 Percent; Another 1.4 Million Jobless Claims Filed

Employment surprisingly rose by 4.8 million in June as the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 11.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. These improvements in the labor market reflect a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March, April and May due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

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Higher Education Leadership Recruits Business Dean for Arkansas Tech University

Following a nationwide search, C. Wayne Alderman and Alan Medders of Anniston, AL-based Higher Education Leadership Search have completed the search for the new dean of the college of business for Arkansas Tech University (ATU). K. Russell Jones will start in his new role with the university on Monday. “Dr. Jones is an experienced academician and administrator who is

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20/20 Foresight Strengthens Search Staff

Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Mitch Ornstein as managing director. Mr. Ornstein, who will work from the firm’s Chicago office, brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in placing senior leaders across all functions to his new role. He will serve as 20/20 Foresight’s functional expert in the CFO

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How to Retain Executive Mothers During and After COVID-19

In January 2020, women constituted more than 50 percent of the American workforce. Six months and 15 million jobs later, this may not be the case, according to a new report by Odgers Berndtson and co-authored by Catherine Bass Black and Lisa DeConto. “It’s been widely recognized that women in the United States are being disproportionately affected

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McDermott & Bull Recruits CEO for NEXT for AUTISM 

Irvine, CA-based search firm McDermott + Bull has placed former American Montessori Society executive Timothy Purnell as the new CEO for NEXT for AUTISM. Chris Bull, managing partner and co-founder of the search firm, led the assignment. Mr. Purnell has a proven track record as an innovative leader, strategic planner and inspiring educator. He transitioned

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Hightech Partners Adds Technology, Digital Executive

Digital-focused executive search firm Hightech Partners (HTP) has expanded with the addition of Jean-Christophe Legrand, a senior executive in technology and digital, to help develop the firm’s international business. His appointment strengthens HTP’s strategy as a global leader in the field of digital executive-level recruitment, but also as advisor to clients on the talent aspects of digital

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Turnkey Search Recruits Chief Business Officer for the Detroit Pistons

Turnkey Search, a subsidiary of Turnkey Sports & Entertainment, has assisted the Detroit Pistons in the recruitment of former Roc Nation executive Mike Zavodsky as its new chief business officer. The role is a new position for the professional basketball organization. Mr. Zavodsky begins work with the NBA team on Wednesday. He will report to Pistons vice chair Arn Tellem.

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Focus Search Partners Creates Interim Executive Services Practice 

Top experts in talent management and leadership recruitment agree that filling an interim leadership position can be a significant opportunity for an organization. Focus Search Partners, the executive search division of talent solutions provider Vaco, recently launched an interim executive services practice to leverage the firm’s 20-year history. The firm tapped C-suite talent veteran Monica Foster to lead the

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IRC Global Adds New Member Firm in Russia

IRC Global Executive Search Partners has strengthened its global presence adding VIPJOBS LLC as a new member firm in Russia. The organization says that Russia is a market with significant talent and strong demand for leadership capabilities. “With IRC Russia, our worldwide executive search firm alliance has secured a strong foothold to support our international clients,”

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Leading Through & Beyond COVID-19; Best Practices for an Unprecedented Time

Leaders may automatically default to the bottom line and focus on the financial damage that COVID-19 is causing—and for good reason. But many employees place greater emphasis and importance on the support they are receiving from leadership, according to a new report from Robinson Resource Group. “People need to know that even though their leader is

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The Christopher Group Places CHRO for American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

The Christopher Group has placed Michelle Jones as the new chief human resources officer (CHRO) at the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The search was completed by founder and CEO Tom Christopher, recruiting director Jeff Wilbanks and senior operations manager Matthew Duda. “Partnering with TCG and Jeff specifically was absolutely fantastic,” said Ms. Jones. “COVID-19 hit during the process and

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DHR International Adds Partner to Financial Officer Practice 

Chicago-based search firm DHR International has expanded with the addition of Rob Tillman as managing partner of its global financial officer practice. He will also serve as a key leader in the firm’s private equity and advanced technology practices and will work closely with DHR’s advisory services team, Elevate Partners. Mr. Tillman has served with three of

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Bespoke Partners Recruits Technology Officer for Clearlake Capital-backed Provation

San Diego, CA-headquartered executive search firm Bespoke Partners has assisted in the placement of Linda Buan as chief technology officer of Clearlake Capital Group-backed Provation. Ms. Buan had been serving as the company’s vice president, product development and operations. “Innovation, quality and service have long been defining characteristics of Provation’s software solutions, and our chief technology officer

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Westmont Search Selected to Lead Chief Nursing Officer Search for Essentia Health

As the healthcare sector continues to expand and reshape itself, vanguard organizations in the field are looking to bolster their leadership ranks. In demand: multi-skilled executives, physician leaders and nurses who can effect change on many levels. Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most

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Russell Reynolds Associates Names Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Executive recruitment firm Russell Reynolds Associates has hired Amy Scissons as its new chief marketing and communications officer. She is based in New York and also serves as a member of the firm’s operating committee.​ “We are delighted to have Amy join our senior leadership team,” said Clarke Murphy, CEO of Russell Reynolds Associates. “Her

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As COVID-19 Concerns Escalate, Unemployment Claims Continue

As businesses reopen and COVID-19 cases spike in more than half the U.S., the Labor Department reported this morning that 1.48 million more Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits last week, the 14th week in a row that the figure has topped one million. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting 1.35 million

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JM Search Forms Dedicated Cybersecurity Practice

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has formed a dedicated cybersecurity practice to assist public and private equity-backed companies in identifying and recruiting high-performance leaders. Partners Kevin Kernan and Tom Figueroa will co-lead the firm’s center of excellence for cybersecurity leadership. The search firm brings a

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Caldwell Assists CrossFirst Bank in CEO Search

Rich Perkey and Jeremy Zeman of Caldwell recently assisted CrossFirst Bankshares based in Leawood, KS in the placement of Mike Maddox as its new president and chief executive officer. His successor, George F. Jones, will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors through 2021 and will serve as vice chairman. “I am excited to welcome Mike

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Business Agility Critical to Post-Pandemic Workforce, Economic Recovery

If there was ever a moment in recent history where human capital leaders were challenged to play a strategic part in their organization’s survival and growth, that defining moment is now. In just a few short months, the once-thriving global economy has been toppled by the pandemic. Helping organizations safely return to work sites will

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JDG Associates Seeking CFO for NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has retained Darren DeGioia of JDG Associates to find its new chief financial officer/ chief administrative officer for its National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) division. NESDIS, based in Silver Spring, MD, is charged with providing secure and timely access to global environmental data and information

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Boyden Adds Former Goodwill CEO and Psychologist as Senior Advisors

Boyden has added former Goodwill CEO Jim Gibbons and accomplished psychologist Christina Greathouse as senior advisors. “Jim and Christina are tremendous additions as senior advisors to Boyden’s CEO and board services practice – they will consult to our partners and clients globally,” said Craig Stevens, a Boyden board member, U.S. chairman and managing partner. “I have had the privilege of working with both

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Pandemic’s Lingering Effect on Recruiters: Client Activity Down, Interim Hiring Up

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a big impact on every business sector, executive recruiting included, costing organizations billions of dollars in lost revenue. Goldman Sachs estimates that economic growth around the world will be zero in 2020 thanks to the virus. To many, even that seems grossly underestimated. But the coronavirus is causing far more than

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KLR Executive Search Group Assists Harvard University Employees Credit Union in CEO Search

Providence, RI-headquartered KLR Executive Search Group has assisted Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) in the recruitment of Craig Leonard as its new president and CEO. Gene Foley, who has been with the credit union for four decades and led it for 25 years, is retiring in July. Partner Susan Pardus led the assignment for the recruitment

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AMN Healthcare Launches Return-to-Work Services

AMN Healthcare, a provider of healthcare total talent services to facilities, has launched a customizable, technology-enabled and clinically based service for businesses and other organizations to protect the health and safety of employees as they return to work. As businesses welcome back employees and clients amid the coronavirus outbreak, AMN Healthcare said that it requires

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Leading From the Front in a Pandemic

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, the operative word has been “unprecedented.” That’s true on a human tragedy level as well as for businesses. It’s no wonder that many leaders have found themselves in the same position as their employees—uncertain, confused, anxious. A new report by Korn Ferry offered the firm’s best advice for

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True Search Finds CEO for The Bouqs Company

Haddonfield, NJ-based executive recruitment firm True Search has placed the new chief executive officer of The Bouqs Company, a leading online floral retailer. Alejandro Bethlen brings over two decades of leadership and international experience in scaling global businesses for Fortune 100 companies including Amazon and Procter & Gamble to his new role. Mr. Bethlen will

ZRG Partners Acquires Toft Group

ZRG Partners, one of the fastest growing executive search firms, continues its rapid expansion to super boutique status by acquiring Toft Group, a smaller rival focused on the life sciences and biotech sectors. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Toft Group will operate as a ZRG company, focused on supporting client needs

Heidrick Recruits CEO to Famous Dave’s

Heidrick & Struggles has placed Adam Wright as chief executive officer of Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. He joined the company as interim CEO after the resignation of former CEO Ed Rensi last June. Mr. Wright has served on Famous Dave’s board of directors since 2013, while serving as managing partner of Blue Clay Capital Management,

PrincetonOne Expands Philadelphia Office

Executive search firm PrincetonOne has expanded with the addition of Jim Parker to its Philadelphia office as managing director. In his current role with PrincetonOne, he will continue to develop and implement tailored solutions for clients’ hiring needs. Mr. Parker was a co-founder and a managing partner at executive search firm Armstrong Franklin where he led the global general management

HR Leaders Adapting Quickly to Workforce Analytics

The vast majority of HR leaders (85 percent) believe an integrated talent management approach in which workforce planning encompasses all types of talent will enhance the resources their businesses need to drive growth, according to Randstad Sourceright’s “2016 Talent Trends Report” a newly-released talent trends report. The study was developed with the feedback from nearly 400

Storbeck / Pimentel Recruits Kalamazoo College President

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has recruited Jorge G. Gonzalez Ph.D. as the 18th president of Kalamazoo College. He succeeds Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran, who announced her retirement last April. Dr. Gonzalez is currently vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Occidental College in Los Angeles. As a professor and an administrator he has created innovative combinations

Korn Ferry Lands CEO for Chassix Holdings

Korn Ferry has placed Douglas DelGrosso as chief executive officer of Chassix Holdings. He succeeds J. Mark Allan, who, as CEO, led the company through a successful financial restructuring. Mr. DelGrosso joins Chassix with several decades of experience as a well-respected senior executive in the automotive industry. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Henniges Automotive, an automotive sealing and

Tula International Adds Global Search Specialist

Atlanta-headquartered executive search firm Tula International has added Dr. Eike Jordan to its senior staff. Dr. Jordan is a member of the German-American business community and brings to Tula decades of relationships nurtured in the international business community for nearly 40 years. He is the founder of the Southeastern Chapter of the German-American Chamber of Commerce, and currently

AIMS Elects New President

AIMS International has appointed Pierangelo Favero as its new president. He succeeds Daniel Ekberg who has held the position since 2013. He will manage the position from both Milan and Vienna where the headquarters of AIMS International is located. In 1999, Mr. Favero established AIMS in Italy where he provides organizations a full suite of talent management solutions, including executive

Equity Firms Continue Investment In HR Technology

CoreHR, a provider of cloud-based human capital management and payroll software, has received an investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in software and services companies, and JMI Services LLC, which is the family investment company of John J. Moores. ‘’This investment will help us to continue our expansion across the

EnterGain Recruits CEO for A2IM

Recruiting firm EnterGain LLC has placed Richard James Burgess as chief executive officer of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), the U.S. independent label trade group. He replaces interim president Molly Neuman, who recently announced her departure. EnterGain recruits for the consumer products, entertainment, content, social media and retail industries. The firm places board members, C-level executives, non-profit leaders, entrepreneurs and artists. Founder

Hiring Uptick Seen for Compliance Leaders

Finding senior leadership within the compliance function is exceedingly complex today, as companies today face intense pressure under the current regulatory environment. It therefore requires leadership who can foster close collaboration between compliance and other corporate functions as well as communicate to a more complex and sophisticated set of stakeholders, internally and externally. According to

Witt/Kieffer Expands Health Sciences Practice

Executive search firm Witt/Kieffer has expanded its academic medicine and health sciences practice with the additions of Joyce De Leo, Ph.D. and Bruce Schroffel. Dr. De Leo, who joins the practice as a consultant in the Boston area, has more than 25 years of experience in research, academic program building, strategic planning, mentoring and teaching mentoring and teaching. She recruits senior executives, clinician leaders,

Boyden Expands Hong Kong Office

Executive search firm Boyden has added Jason Lee to its Hong Kong office as a partner in the firm’s global technology and industrial practices. Mr. Lee was most recently with DHR International, serving as vice president of global services and head of the firm’s business development and execution teams in Hong Kong and Korea, where he served several Fortune 500

How to Recruit for a Revolution

When an industry goes into overdrive for an extended period and the rate of growth outstrips the supply of proven leaders, the senior talent management function comes under particular stress. Those conditions create both challenges and opportunities for the recruiters serving that industry. In the last several years, few sectors have been moving as quickly

Recruiters See Expanding Hunt for Super Breed CFOs

According to recent research, about one fifth of companies now change their CFOs annually, thereby creating a constricting market for financial officers talent — with the best candidates often considering multiple opportunities at any one time. Tightening talent pipelines are wreaking havoc for hiring companies by edging up CFO pay packages, according to recruiters, making the hunt

RSR Partners Expands Into Japan

RSR Partners, the Greenwich, Conn-based corporate governance and executive search firm founded by recruiting industry veteran Russell S. Reynolds Jr., has expanded into Japan with the opening of an office in Tokyo. Jim Whittle has been appointed head of the firm’s new location. Mr. Whittle’s executive search clients have included global Fortune 500 consumer and healthcare product

ChampionScott Recruits Chief Revenue Officer for Scale Computing

ChampionScott Partners has recruited Dave Hallmen as chief revenue officer at Scale Computing. Mr. Hallmen brings over 20 years of sales, marketing, and operating leadership experience with him to the company. Prior to joining Scale, he was SVP of worldwide sales & marketing at EVault, an industry leading SaaS data protection service provider acquired by Seagate Technology. Before that, he spent

Spencer Stuart Expands Financial Services Practice

Spencer Stuart has added Peter C. Roberts as a consultant in its financial services practice. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Mr. Roberts spent more than 20 years with global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, where most recently he served as the firm’s chief strategy officer. In

Talent Shortage Making Positions Harder to Fill

The U.S. leads 12 major markets in unfilled jobs, with more than 25 percent of jobs left open after 60 days, according to ‘Labor Market Outlook 2016: Uncovering the Causes of Global Jobs Mismatch,’ released by Indeed. Germany and Canada followed at roughly 20 percent each. Many positions aren’t seeing high enough wages to lure workers,

Miller Black Associates Lands CHRO for Lydall

Executive search firm Miller Black Associates has placed Kerry Tehan as chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Lydall, Inc. She will head up the company’s global human resource, benefits and compensation teams. Lydall is a New York Stock Exchange listed company headquartered in Manchester, Conn. with global manufacturing operations producing specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation

Sports Recruitment Specialist Expands Into Canada

SRi (Sports Recruitment International) has expanded into Canada and added Max Dawson to lead the firm’s operations in the region. Mr. Dawson, who retains the title of director, Canada, was previously a search manager with executive recruiting firm Conroy Ross Partners. He previously served in numerous roles with NHL hockey team the Edmonton Oilers, most

McDermott & Bull Expands Healthcare Practice

Irvine, CA-based executive recruiter McDermott & Bull has added Jennifer Laratonda as a principal consultant. She will be responsible for assisting in the expansion of the firm’s national healthcare practice. “McDermott & Bull’s healthcare practice is one of the largest and most important practice areas of our firm,” said Rod McDermott, managing partner. “Jen’s experience in the industry, as

EFL Associates Recruits MCTA Executive Director

Executive search firm EFL Associates has placed Andrew Blunt as executive director of the Missouri Cable Telecommunications Association (MCTA). Mr. Blunt is a partner at the Jefferson City, MO-based law firm of Schreimann, Rackers, Francka & Blunt, LLC, and leads the public policy and lobbying division there. As a founding member of the firm, he has been a Missouri Bar

People Data … and Winning the Battle for Top Talent

Sixty-seven percent of HR professionals report they lack data and analytics capabilities required to gain a ‘big picture’ of company talent, according to the 2016 SilkRoad State of Talent Management report. The research is intended to provide analysis of the issues that matter most to HR professionals and forecasts the top talent management trends in 2016. Alarmingly, 44

Cleveland Institute of Music Turns to Isaacson, Miller to Find Next Leader

Cleveland Institute of Music has selected Isaacson, Miller to lead its search for a new president. Its most recent president, Joel Smirnoff, recently announced his retirement. Gary Hanson, retiring executive director of The Cleveland Orchestra, has been named interim president of the organization while the search is being conducted. Isaacson, Miller vice president Sheryl Ash and principal Rebecca Swartz are leading the search

Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for Piraeus Bank

Egon Zehnder has been retained by Piraeus Bank to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Stavros Lekkakos will be interim CEO while the bank looks for a full time replacement for Anthimos Thomopoulos who recently resigned. Mr. Thomopoulos’s resignation followed a stand-off between the bank and Greece’s left wing government, with the lender seen as

Strawn Arnold & Associates Expands Search Staff

Life science and healthcare executive search firm Strawn Arnold & Associates has added Jim Alexander as an executive vice president. With his practice focused in the pharma/biotech sector, Dr. Alexander is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer products business, including significant experience at Pfizer and Warner-Lambert in business

IIC Partners Names Consumer and Retail Practice Group Leader

IIC Partners has appointed Giuseppe Milito as the new leader of its consumer and retail search practice group. He succeeds Jean-Marc Danton of Progress Search in Paris, who served as practice group leader since 2011. Mr. Milito is managing partner of Stones International in Hong Kong. He previously held several senior management roles specializing in the

Leadership Void: Change Agents Sought for Life Sciences Sector

Given the integration of technology into all facets of everyday life, the healthcare industry is not alone in facing technology-related issues. These take on increased importance when they impact health, disease diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, human longevity. Having the right leaders in place to sort through these complex challenges, say recruiters serving the sector, is

Prince Houston Recruits Chief Investment Officer for Commonfund

New York-based executive search firm The Prince Houston Group has placed Mark Anson as chief investment officer of Commonfund, a leading manager for endowments and foundations. In his new role, Mr. Anson will serve on Commonfund’s operating committee and will chair the investment policy and asset allocation committees. He will report to Catherine M. Keating, Commonfund president and chief

L.T. Famulary Executive Search Consultants Opens Doors

Lucille T. Famulary has launched L.T. Famulary Executive Search Consultants, specializing in executive recruiting for healthcare, financial services and law enforcement professionals. The Long Branch, NJ-based search firm was established to match healthcare and financial services companies with professionals in those respective fields. Additionally, the firm assists individuals in law enforcement transition into private-sector careers. “Whether

Major, Lindsey & Africa Expands New York Office

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has added Stacey Breen and Peter Van Son as directors in its partner practice group in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Breen is a litigator with over 15 years of experience. She was previously a partner at law firm Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz in New York where she focused on

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