HANOVER, Maryland – November 1, 2012 – Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, announced today the merger of Hughes Consultants, one of the Southeast’s premier legal recruiting, executive search and diversity management firms, into Major, Lindsey & Africa. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Hughes Consultants serves a national client base of Fortune 500 companies, Am Law 100 law firms and governmental agencies. Representative clients include Del Monte Foods, Kenyon & Kenyon, Turner Broadcasting System, General Electric, Paul Hastings, Entergy Corporation, MetLife, Asbury Automotive Group and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Melba Hughes, the founder of Hughes Consultants, will join Major, Lindsey & Africa as a Partner of the firm and a member of the In-House Practice Group. Also joining MLA are Ilene Rosh as a Managing Director in the In-House Practice Group and Nicole Andres Calandra as a Managing Director in the Associate Practice Group. All three will reside in MLA’s Atlanta office.
“Hughes Consultants is one of our most highly regarded former competitors,” says Miriam Frank, Partner and Vice President In-House Practice. “Its reputation, connections and womanpower will provide a significant lift to our presence in the Southeast markets and our national profile in in-house search across the board. In addition, we believe this talented group of professionals presents an outstanding opportunity to further raise MLA’s profile in the diversity recruiting space, solidifying our position as the recruiting firm of choice for great diverse candidates and the employers seeking to hire them.”
“Major, Lindsey & Africa is a world class leader in the legal search industry and one I have admired for many years,” adds Melba Hughes. “We are thrilled to be joining them and look forward to working with this dynamic group of professionals. Our clients, candidates and employees will be the beneficiaries of a full service platform that spans the globe.”
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA has been voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in a recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at www.mlaglobal.com.
Contacts for Major, Lindsey & Africa
Bob Graff, Vice President – Global Business Development, 404-601-1626, email@example.com
Melba Hughes, Partner, 404-879-5070, firstname.lastname@example.org
Miriam J. Frank, Vice President In-House Practice Group, 858-202-5357, email@example.com