Our History

  • 1982 - 1990

    1982:

    'Robert A. Major & Associates' is founded in San Francisco, California by Bob Major.

    1984:

    Martha "Marty" Fay Africa joins the firm in California.MLA Logo

    1986:

    Jim Wilson joins the firm and opens a Dallas, Texas office. The firm is renamed 'Major, Wilson & Africa.'

    1987:

    Houston, Texas office is opened.

    The American Lawyer names us the #1 legal recruiting firm in the U.S.

    1988:

    Laura Hagen joins the firm and establishes the Chicago office.

  • 1991 - 2000

    1992:

    Jon Lindsey joins the firm and opens the New York office. An office in Atlanta, Georgia is opened as well.

    1993:

    A satellite office is opened in Palo Alto, California to serve clients in Silicon Valley.MHA Logo

    1996:

    The firm is renamed as 'Major, Hagen & Africa.'

  • 2001 - 2010

    2001-2004:

    New offices are opened in Hong Kong, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego and London.

    2003:

    All offices are unified under 'MHA Global' legal entity.MLA Logo

    2005:

    The firm is renamed as 'Major, Lindsey & Africa.'

    2008:

    The firm's practice group structure is formally implemented.

    Allegis Group, Inc. becomes a strategic investor in the firm.Allegis Group

    2009:

    Simon Robinson is named as President of Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • 2011 - Present

    2013:MLA Logo

    Allegis Group assumes 100% ownership of the firm.

    2014:

    The Solutions Practice Group is formed, incorporating services from former affiliate 'Inside Edge Legal' to assist organizations in managing legal workloads without adding permanent resources.

    MLA Legal LLC legal entity is formed to include Major, Lindsey & Africa LLC; MLA-Solutions Practice Group LLC; and Allegis Partners.

    2016

    New firm logo and brand positioning as 'The Global Navigators of Legal Careers.'Major, Lindsey & Africa

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