Amanda K. Brady GLOBAL PRACTICE LEADER, LAW FIRM MANAGEMENT; MANAGING PARTNER, HOUSTON

Amanda Brady - Legal Recruiters New York & Houston

Publications

A Chat With Holland and Knight CFO Mia Stutzman June 19, 2018 MLA's Amanda Brandy and Amy Mallow sit down with H... Read More
A Chat With Perkins Practice Management Chief Toby Brown May 21, 2018 In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts A... Read More
A Conversation With Baker Botts CMO Gillian Ward April 16, 2018 In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts a... Read More
A Chat With Littler Mendelson Info Chief Durgesh Sharma March 19, 2018 In thismonthly series, legal recruiting experts Am... Read More
A Chat With Hogan Lovells CHRO Allison Friend February 16, 2018 Next in this series is a conversation with Allison... Read More
A Chat With Davis Wright CSO Mark Usellis February 14, 2018 In this new monthly series, legal recruiting exper... Read More
Have You Seen the Orangutans? Culture and Client Service Begin in the Parking Lot February 9, 2018 Theres a storyusually, a people story behind every... Read More
A Chat With Orrick COO Laura Saklad February 1, 2018 In this new monthly series, legal recruiting exper... Read More
Law Firm Recruiting & Development Survey May 16, 2017 This report provides factual data about the scope ... Read More
The C-Suite Study: Does an Expanded C-Suite Increase Law Firm Profitability? March 3, 2017 Foreword written by Amanda K. Brady discussing how... Read More

In the News

Lawdragon Names Four MLA Recruiters to its “100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists” List for 2018 July 11, 2018 MLA congratulates Amanda K. Brady, Jane Sullivan R... Read More
Flurry of CMO Moves Shakes Up Law Firm Marketing Departments July 5, 2018 Chief marketing officers are on the move at big la... Read More
P3 Women's Initiative Network April 2, 2018 MLA's Amanda Brady discusses the P3 Women's Initia... Read More
MLA Places David Delafield as Chief Financial Officer at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP February 19, 2018 Major, Lindsey Africa (MLA), announces the placem... Read More
How To Set Up A Legal Ops Function January 19, 2018 A legal operations function is a significant behav... Read More
Major, Lindsey & Africa Places Veteran Technology Strategist Matt Tader as Chief Information Officer at Ice Miller LLP December 20, 2017 Major, Lindsey Africa, announces the placement of... Read More
Amanda K. Brady, Partner and Global Practice Leader, Law Firm Management at Major, Lindsey & Africa, Inducted into the College of Law Practice Management October 30, 2017 Amanda K. Brady, a Partner in the firm and the Glo... Read More
Legal Search Firm Major, Lindsey & Africa Names Two New Partners, Boosting Female Partnership Ranks to 52 Percent August 9, 2017 Major, Lindsey Africa announces the promotion of ... Read More
Law Firm Talent Execs Get a Seat at the Table June 19, 2017 With an eye on human capital, more law firms are p... Read More
Major, Lindsey & Africa Places Robert J. Spagnoletti as CEO of the D.C. Bar June 7, 2017 Robert J. Spagnoletti has been named as the new ch... 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 Managing Partner and Global Practice Leader of our 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 is also the Managing Partner of our Houston, Texas office.

Experience

Amanda, who was included in Lawdragon's "100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists" for 2016, 2017 and 2018, has nearly 20 years of executive and legal search experience, most 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. Amanda was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Law Practice Management in October 2017.

 

Speaking Engagements

January 2018: “The Culture Conundrum: Culture as Strategy in Legal Business Development" (moderator)—Thomson Reuters, Marketing Partner Forum—Rancho Palos Verdes, California 

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