Keri Lindsay Director

Keri Lindsay

I am an advancer of opportunity. I believe that through dedicated prospecting and observation of market trends, attorneys and legal professionals can find roles that blend their personal ethos with their professional self. My goal as a recruiter is to serve as a market escort, carefully guiding my candidates through the ever-shifting market to find organizations that feel like a professional extension of home. I do this with a sense a humor, a listening ear and reliable candor.

Keri Lindsay is a Director in the Solutions Practice Group, working out of the Chicago office of Major, Lindsay & Africa. As a Director of Professional Recruiting, Keri is a market expert, supporting her candidates with meaningful data as they make significant life choices, and making matches that fit both the client and the candidate, not just the words on paper.

Keri is passionate about philanthropy and the causes of the disenfranchised. She has volunteered her time with numerous organizations, including Human Rights Watch, Partners for Peace, the Women's Lunch Place and the D.C. Rape Crisis Center. She also served as the coordinator of the pro bono program for Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing, connecting large firm attorneys with compelling litigation cases.

Keri, an avid world traveler, has also engaged in community service work in Costa Rica, Belize and Kenya and toured mainland China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Zambia and Western and Eastern Europe. She is a dedicated wife, daughter and mother of two precocious toddlers. She is also committed to a daily yoga practice.

Experience

Prior to attending law school, Keri worked as a legal consultant at a boutique legal recruiting firm in Washington, D.C., where she connected well-esteemed and credentialed attorneys with new and exciting career opportunities. Subsequently, she moved into the attorney recruitment and human resources department of a large D.C. law firm before matriculating at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich.

After law school, Keri focused her legal practice on the cause of affordable housing. Serving as a staff attorney at Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing, she coordinated and implemented initiatives for the agency's Affordable Housing Project, collaborating with tenant and community agencies to advocate for the low-income residents of troubled buildings throughout Chicago. Her work resulted in the improvement of affordable housing stock in multiple Chicago neighborhoods as well as recognition by local Chicago officials. Keri has also been a featured speaker on tenants' rights for the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization's Annual Congress, the Chinese American Service League and numerous other community agencies throughout the city.

Immediately prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, Keri worked as a staff attorney in the Foreclosure Mediation Program of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, supervising attorneys at all levels in their representation of foreclosed borrowers in mediation as well as providing foreclosure defense to borrowers in residential foreclosure cases.

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School: J.D.

The George Washington University: B.A., International Affairs

Associations

Chicago Bar Association/Legal Aid Committee

Illinois Bar Association