Catherine Butts, firm Partner in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Atlanta office, has nearly twenty years of experience in the legal recruiting profession. For the last ten years, Catherine has focused on General Counsel and other senior level in-house searches around the U.S. She is among the firm's most experienced recruiters completing over 200 in-house placements, such as the General Counsel for the Smithsonian Institution and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Catherine’s client base is global and includes a mixture of middle market companies and Fortune 500 corporations. Clients compliment Catherine on her ability to understand the cultural fit required for a successful lasting placement. Candidates regularly praise her attention to detail and thorough preparation of them for client interviews. Her long track record of success gives her access to a network of successful and satisfied attorneys and clients. It is this access that allows her to present an outstanding slate of candidates for every search she conducts. In 2006 Catherine spent several months in MLA’s London office and completed a series of International in-house placements.
Catherine also has a successful placement history with leading law firms in the Southeast, where she has placed lateral partner and associate candidates. Before joining MLA in late 1994, she was responsible for associate recruiting at one of Atlanta’s larger law firms.