Kate Reder Sheikh Managing Director


Two Countries Divided by a Common Language (or How I Learned the Importance of Recognizing Different Communication Styles) November 12, 2018 MLA's Kate Reder Sheikh discusses the importance o... Read More
No, Using Multiple Recruiters Does Not Benefit You October 15, 2018 MLA's Kate Reder Sheikh discusses six key point on... Read More
No, you shouldn't have your friend submit you. Here's why. September 4, 2018 MLA's Kate Reder Sheikh discusses six important re... Read More
So You're a 5th Year... July 17, 2018 What’s so special about being a 5th year associate... Read More
Staying With the Devil You Know? I Propose Finding a Job with No Devils at All June 21, 2018 Not all firms are the same, moving from BigLaw to ... Read More
Staying Where You Are Is a Decision May 23, 2018 Have you ever considered that when you don’t make ... Read More
How My Company Reacted to My Pregnancy – and What Law Firms Can Learn From It April 19, 2018 MLA's Kate Reder Sheikh gets a surprise reaction f... Read More
How to Get a Job in the Bay Area NOW March 23, 2018 Kate Reder Sheikh, a Managing Director at Major, L... Read More
How to Tell if a Law Firm is Truly Flexible August 16, 2017 What are some real, concrete things to look for wh... Read More

In the News

London Legal Market Q&A with Kate Reder Sheikh June 1, 2018 MLA's Kate Reder Sheikh interviews assistant dean ... Read More
'Mommy Track' Lawsuit Aside, Many Firms Look to Make Life Easier on Parents May 7, 2018 Many law firms have continually expanded their sup... Read More
Kate Reder Sheikh Joins Major, Lindsey & Africa as a Managing Director to Recruit Associates in Northern California August 15, 2017 Major, Lindsey Africa announces that Kate Reder S... Read More

It’s hard to fully vet a potential new job while working all hours at your current one.  I was a litigator for almost a decade – I love partnering with my candidates to make thoughtful decisions.

Kate Reder Sheikh is a Managing Director in our Associate Practice Group. She covers San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Her focus is on providing a concierge level of service to associates and clients alike. Leveraging her background as a litigator in San Francisco, Kate has unparalleled access to roles and firms in the Northern California market.

Kate is an avid traveler; she and her husband have been to 27 countries together since 2011. A San Francisco native, Kate spent three years as an ex-pat in Singapore and London before returning to the Bay Area in 2017. She lives with her husband, son and ill-behaved dog in San Francisco.


Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, Kate was the managing director of a legal recruitment business in London, placing candidates in the UK, the U.S. and the Middle East. Before moving into recruitment, Kate practiced law with several boutique firms in San Francisco.


Wesleyan University: B.A., English

University of North Carolina School of Law: JD


State Bar of California, Member