Carlos L. Pauling Director

Carlos Pauling, Law Firm Executive Recruiter

At my core, I believe people generally have more commonalities than differences. I enjoy building strong relationships and discovering the commonalities that lie between us. Helping clients find talent that enhances their teams and assisting candidates in fulfilling their career aspirations by finding better and more satisfying roles is tremendously gratifying.

Carlos Pauling is a Director in our Law Firm Management Practice, where he is responsible for leading executive-level searches in marketing, business development, technology, human resources, recruiting, diversity, professional development, finance and firm administration at law firms across the country. Carlos utilizes his more than 20 years of business, legal and financial services experience to identify the specific business needs unique to law firms and match those needs to C-level executives who can fit seamlessly into the firm's culture and deliver immediate value.

As the father of two very active daughters, Carson and Clarke, when he's not attending dance competitions or music performances for his girls, Carlos enjoys traveling, singing gospel music, fitness and cooking.

Experience

Carlos joined Major, Lindsey and Africa with more than two decades of banking, business and financial services experience representing some of the largest corporations and financial institutions in the world both as associate general counsel for Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) and an associate attorney at Moore & Van Allen, PLLC. Carlos also served in numerous executive roles for private equity firms and their portfolio companies. This robust experience allows Carlos to understand firsthand the unique culture and business challenges of law firms and keenly assess the specific characteristics of business executives who can excel therein. From working within a law firm as an attorney to hiring that firm as outside counsel, Carlos combines a unique set of experiences that insures solid benefits to his executive search clients.

Education

Duke University School of Law: J.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: B.S., Business Administration

Associations

North Carolina State Bar