Deborah Tang Managing Director

Debbie Tang


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Anyone can look good on paper. I partner with my clients, including CEOs, CFOs, CHROs and GCs, to find the candidate with not only the hard skills required for a position but also the soft skills and cultural savvy that will enable a new hire to blend seamlessly into an established corporate culture and excel.

Debbie Tang is a Managing Director in the Washington, D.C., In-House Practice Group. Having served as a corporate counsel at a Fortune 200 company and general counsel of a global company, Debbie brings a unique insider's perspective to the corporations she partners with and the candidates she places. Her clients value her judgment as someone who has been in-house and seen first-hand the qualities of a successful in-house attorney. Debbie gets to know her corporate clients in order to develop a true understanding of their business needs and culture so that she can assist them in building strong legal teams.

Debbie's practice focuses on senior-level and general counsel positions within both Fortune 500 and private companies, as well as associations, non-profits and educational institutions. Her industry expertise includes hospitality, healthcare and government contracting.

Debbie is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and often works with our international offices to help U.S. clients with overseas hiring needs.

A native of McLean, Va., Debbie did the unthinkable and crossed the river, currently living in Bethesda, Md. An avid runner who has completed the Marine Corps Marathon three times and two triathlons, she now spends her free time running after her three-year-old son and one-year-old daughter.


Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, Debbie served as corporate counsel at Marriott International. She continues to act as general counsel for her family's international restaurant chain.

She began her legal career in private practice as a real estate associate at Troutman Sanders and Reed Smith.


Recent general counsel placements:

  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  • WGL Holdings and Washington Gas
  • Ameritox
  • Universal Service Administrative Company
  • American Academy of Actuaries

Debbie has also made senior placements at global organizations, including:

  • US Steel
  • Northrop Grumman
  • AES
  • HMSHost
  • Choice Hotels
  • Bank of Montreal


Washington and Lee University School of Law: J.D.

Editorial Board, Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice

McGill University: B.A., Political Science and Economics


National Asian-Pacific Bar American Association

Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, In-House Counsel Forum, Co-Chair