Amanda K. Brady Global Practice Leader, Law Firm Management

Amanda K. Brady

Publications

COO & CFO Forum Interview: Investing in Technology Talent November 22, 2016 Amanda K. Brady discusses the value for law firms ... Read More
Cross-Generational Teams: Building a Balance for the Right Price February 18, 2016 Cross-generational teams are becoming more common ... Read More
Law Firm Marketing and Business Development January 1, 2016 Change is constant and hard ' and usually lumpy. U... Read More
Managing the Unprofitable Partner & Dwindling Client Practice December 21, 2015 Do you have an unprofitable partner in your midst?... Read More
Law School Grads, Meet Your New BFFs: the CFO and CMO September 9, 2015 Amanda Brady explains why law school graduates ent... Read More
Don’t Run Away From Your Job - Run TO Your Next Career Opportunity September 29, 2014 In a culture focused on accomplishment and driven ... Read More
Finding a Chief Strategy Officer September 2, 2014 The U.S. economy is in a growth mode, adding 288,0... Read More

In the News

How The Most Profitable Law Firms Structure Their C-Suites March 14, 2017 The most successful Am Law 200 law firms have evol... Read More
Nearly 40 Percent of Law Firms Waste C-Suite Talent November 16, 2016 A survey released Wednesday by ALM Intelligence fo... Read More
Dealing with Unprofitable Partners May 11, 2016 Forum magazine sat down with Amanda Brady, of Majo... Read More
Managing Client Needs with Cross-Generational Leadership April 4, 2016 In law firms across America, generational groups (... Read More
How to Hire a Home-Run Lateral? Look at Their Stats March 28, 2016 More firms are beginning to use predictive analyti... Read More

I recognize that executive search is about more than finding candidates who are interested in a role; it’s about finding candidates who are interested and qualified. I partner with my clients and work collaboratively to understand their unique needs and culture in order to find the right 'fit' for both my candidates and clients.

Amanda K. Brady is the Global Practice Leader of Major, Lindsey & Africa's Law Firm Management practice. This retained practice specializes in placing business professionals across the law firm management suite. Our specialty includes "chiefs" and "directors" of operations, finance, marketing, business development, strategy, pricing, human resources, recruiting and professional development, technology, knowledge management, and practice management.

Amanda and her husband, Kevin, are sailing and dancing enthusiasts.

Experience

Amanda, who was among the 15 recruiters named in LawDragon's "100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists for 2016," has more than 15 years of executive and legal search experience, over 10 of which have focused on building executive management teams for AmLaw 100 and 200 firms. Amanda has spent her career in the legal industry, originally in administration for an AmLaw 100 firm and then in search for a New York-based legal search firm and a national executive search firm. As a result, she has a depth of knowledge and understanding of the challenges the legal industry has faced and the transformations law firms and corporate legal departments have had to undergo to meet changing market demands. Identifying talented professionals who can help their organizations successfully and profitably navigate these waters is her specialty.

Speaking Engagements

January 2017: “Elevating the CMO Profile: Maximizing the Law Firm CMO’s Role in Strategic Planning” (moderator)—Thomson Reuters, Marketing Partner Forum—Rancho Palos Verdes, California 

October 2016: “Help Wanted: Examining Strategic Investments in Technology Talent” (moderator)—Thomson Reuters, COO/CFO Forum—New York  

September 2016: “Managing Law Firm Profitability, Pricing and Predictability” (planning advisory group and panelist) — Sandpiper Partners—New York

April 2016: “QuickStart Program: Trends from the Trenches” (moderator)—Legal Marketing Association Annual Meeting—Austin, Texas 

January 2016: “The Ties That Bind: Developing Multi-Generational Client Teams” (moderator)—Thomson Reuters, Marketing Partner Forum—Orlando, Florida 

December 2015 and 2014: “The Texas Market” (planning advisory group and panelist) — Sandpiper Partners—Houston, Texas 

October 2015: “Good Night and Good Luck: Managing the Unprofitable Partner and Dwindling Practice Group” (moderator)—Thomson Reuters, COO/CFO Forum—New York  

May 2015: “Recruiter Secrets” (panelist)—American Lawyer Media, Marketing & Business Development Leaders Forum—New York 

February 2015: “The Rise of Business Professionals” (panelist)—The University of Pennsylvania Law School, Penn Law Symposium, The Business of (Big) Law—Philadelphia 

November 2014: “People: Identifying, Hiring, Training and Cultivating the Right Talent” (moderator)—American Lawyer Media, Legal Analytics and The Business of Law Summit —New York  

January 2015: “Pricing” (moderator) and “Strategy” (moderator and panelist)—Thomson Reuters, Marketing Partner Forum—Los Angeles 

November 2014: “Strategic Pricing Function: Connecting Pricing with Business Development to ‘Win’ Market Share and Grow Profits” (moderator)— American Lawyer Media, West Coast Marketing Leaders Forum—San Francisco 

October 2014: “Managing 360⁰: How Business Professionals Can Help Foster Innovation in their Firms” (moderator)— Thomson Reuters, COO/CFO Forum —New York  

October 2014: “How to Use Personality Testing in Coaching and Developing Your Team” (panelist)—Catapult Growth Partners, CMO Roundtable—Philadelphia  

March 2014: “Organizing for Success: How are firms are structuring and using resources to maximize department efficiency and enhance the return on human capital” (panelist) — Catapult Growth Partner,  GroPro 2014: Professional Services CMO/CBDO Growth Forum—Washington, D.C. 


Education

The George Washington University: M.S., Law Firm Management

University of Houston: B.B.A., Management, summa cum laude

Minors in Marketing and Latin American Studies

Six Sigma: Yellow Belt Certification, Legal Lean Sigma

Associations

Phi Kappa Phi

Golden Key International Honour Society

The George Washington University, Luther Rice Society Advisory Council

The George Washington University Alumni Association

University of Houston Alumni Association

Guild of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston