February 7, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 38

Major Lindsey & Africa

Major, Lindsey & Africa is the premier legal executive search firm in the world. We have earned this reputation after 40 years of successfully matching top legal talent with opportunities in the world’s most discerning corporations and prestigious law firms.

As a result of our hard work, today, we are proud to offer an unparalleled suite of legal recruiting and talent management services around the world.

When top legal and compliance professionals, law firms and corporations need help navigating the legal landscape, Major, Lindsey & Africa is there with a solution to their talent needs. 

Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions.

Our Values

How we do business is as important to us as what we do.

Our values are the navigational beacons that guide us as we serve our candidates and clients.

  • Integrity.
    We operate ethically, honestly and in the best interests of our clients.

  • Quality.
    We are known for our reliability, responsiveness, expertise, professionalism and empathy.

  • Mutual Trust and Respect.
    We respect our candidates, clients and colleagues as individuals and honor their career goals and aspirations.

  • Diversity.
    We know that maintaining a diverse workforce is essential for building a strong and vital organization. We are committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees from diverse backgrounds for our own organization and for our clients.

  • Collaboration and Teamwork.
    We believe that the best information is shared information. We also believe that we can best serve our clients, our candidates and our firm if we work together; and that shared success and the success of our colleagues leads to success for each of us.


Contributing authors from Major Lindsey & Africa:

Mindy Allen Director Major Lindsey & Africa
Mindy Allen works with law firms and companies in Japan to identify candidates who will enhance their practices and legal departments.  She also provides guidance to Bengoshi, Gaiben and...
Barrett Avigdor Legal Recruitment Director Major Lindsey & Africa San Diego Law Firm
As Executive Director of the In-House Counsel Recruiting team, Barrett Avigdor guides strategy for practice growth, client relations and recruiter development. She works closely with her...
Cherie Basener Director Major Lindsey & Africa
Cherie Basener, a Director – Candidate Development with our D.C. Interim Legal Talent team, assists attorneys and other legal professionals with finding interim, project-based and temp-to-...
Andrea Bricca Partner Major Lindsey & Africa Las Vegas
Andrea Bricca is a Partner with In-House Counsel Recruiting, based in Las Vegas. She specializes in in-house placement, including general counsel, with an expertise in the Gaming and...
Sean Cavanaugh Chicago Recruitment Director Major Lindsay Africa
Sean Cavanaugh is a Director – Candidate Development within MLA Interim Legal Talent. Based in our Chicago office, he focuses on placing legal and compliance talent in a variety of...
Kirk Coleman Director Major Lindsey & Africa
Kirk Coleman is a Director for In-House Counsel Recruiting. Based in Washington, D.C., he identifies general counsel, senior-level attorneys and compliance professionals for a broad range...
Rebecca Glatzer Managing Partner Major Lindsey Africa
Rebecca Glatzer, a Managing Director in our Associate Practice Group, specializes in placing attorneys of all levels in top-tier national, international and regional law firms and companies...
Anthony Graham London Business Attorney Major Lindsay Africa
Anthony Graham is a Partner for the Interim Legal group within the EMEA region. He oversees business development initiatives, client delivery, and recruiter leadership and management. He...
Nina Houston, a Director – Candidate Development with our Atlanta Interim Legal Talent team, assists attorneys and other legal professionals with finding interim, project-based and temp-to-...
Amir Khan Managing Director Major Lindsey & Africa
Amir Khan, a Managing Director in our In-House Practice Group, specializes in the placement of general counsel and in-house lawyers at all levels and industries in Japan. Whether a first...
Maggie Kwok Managing Director Hong Kong Singapore Major, Lindsey and Africa
Maggie Kwok is a Managing Director in our Hong Kong Associate Practice Group, specializing in placing mid - to senior-level lawyers across Hong Kong, Singapore and Greater China. Maggie...
Laurie Lebrun Partner Major Lindsey & Africa
Laurie Lebrun, a Partner of Major, Lindsey & Africa, established her company’s Tokyo office in 2007. Based in Tokyo since 2005, Laurie is actively engaged in private practice and in-...
Major, Lindsey & Africa is the premier legal executive search firm in the world. We have earned this reputation after 40 years of successfully matching top legal talent with...
Kathryn Martin Legal Talent Recruiter Major, Lindsey & Africa Law Firm Boston
A Managing Director with Interim Legal Talent, Kathryn Martin specializes in recruiting top legal talent for a broad range of interim, project-based and permanent placements. She shifted...
Michael McGinnis Director Client Development Major Lindsay & Africa
As Director-Client Development for Interim Legal Talent, Michael McGinnis works closely with law firms and corporations to help them identify legal talent solutions that will improve the...
Brian McMahon Lawyer Major Lindsey Africa, Minneapolis
Brian McMahon is a Managing Director in our Minneapolis office. He represents associate attorneys, individual partners and partner groups in the lateral marketplace and executes focused...
Thanh Nguyen Recruiting Los Angeles Major, Lindsey and Africa
Thanh Nguyen is a Director on our In-House Counsel Recruiting team in our Los Angeles office. Her focus is on helping organizations find top lawyers and compliance professionals across all...
Candace Paul is an Associate in our Associate Practice Group. Based in Washington, D.C., she focuses on recruiting associates, from mid to senior levels, who seek opportunities at leading...
Ashish Raivadera Managing Director Major Lindsey & Africa
Ash Raivadera is Managing Director, South Asia in the Partner Practice Group, establishing our Singapore office in 2016. He works closely with his colleagues throughout the region and world...
Michael Sachs Major Lindsey Africa Chicago
Michael Sachs is a Partner with In-House Counsel Recruiting, based in Chicago. He specializes in placing lawyers at all levels—from junior counsel to general counsel—in corporate and...
Kate Reder Sheikh Partner Major Lindsey & Africa
Kate Reder Sheikh is a Partner in our Associate Practice Group covering the San Francisco Bay Area and Colorado. Before becoming a recruiter, Kate was a litigator in San Francisco for...
Elizabeth Smith Labor & Employment Attorney and Legal Talent professional Major, Lindsey & Africa Law Firm Boston
Partner & Practice Lead
Elizabeth Smith is a Partner and Practice Lead for our Interim Legal Talent practice group.  Based in our Boston office, she leads business development efforts and specializes in the...
Lee Udelsman is the Managing Partner of our New Jersey office, formerly was Managing Partner of our New York office, and is a leader in the firm's In-House Practice Group where he focuses...
Merle Vaughn Managing Director Major Lindsey & Africa
Merle Vaughn is our National Law Firm Diversity Practice Leader and a partner recruiter based in our Los Angeles office. Since becoming a recruiter in 2003, Merle has been involved in...
Keith Wetmore Managing Director San Francisco Major,Lindsey, Africa
Keith C. Wetmore, Managing Director in our San Francisco office, represents partners and groups in placements into top law firms across the country. He uses his deep knowledge of the legal...
Ronald E. Wood Managing Director Major Lindsey & Africa
Ronald E. Wood is a Managing Director in our Partner Practice Group where he represents and places partners, counsel and groups into top global, national, regional and local law firms...
Christian Worthy London Finance Attorney Major Lindsay Africa
Christian Worthy is a Managing Director in the Interim Legal group, working across the EMEA region. Having cultivated deep, long-lasting relationships with the world’s largest banks, asset...
Mark Yacano Attorney Business Major Lindsey Africa Washington DC
Over a career spanning more than 30 years, Mark Yacano has guided a wide range of law departments on both legal and business strategy. As a law firm leader, a practitioner and a strategic...

The National Law Review names Major Lindsey & Africa and authors Michael Sachs and Lee Udelsman with a 2022 Go-To Thought Leadership award in the Business of Law category. Mr. Sachs and Mr. Udelsman authored the article “GC or CLO - Or Both? When The Two Titles Can Co-Exist,” which detailed the importance of and differences between the position of General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer at large corporations. The article saw significant readership in 2022 and demonstrates the impressive quality of Major Lindsey & Africa’s frequent and insightful thought leadership.

Recent Major Lindsey & Africa Contributions