Miriam J. Frank Partner, Vice President & Leader of Talent Management Consulting

Miriam Frank

Publications

Strategically Managing Career Transitions on the Path to In-house Leadership July 31, 2017 Miriam Frank, Lea Ann King and Megan Belcher share... Read More
Diversity and Inclusion August 1, 2016 Our consultants believe in fostering an inclusive ... Read More
A Career of Advancing Women in The Law May 4, 2015 Martha 'Marty' Fay Africa opened doors for women i... Read More

In the News

Partners are Unwilling to Change, Holding Law Firms Back May 25, 2017 Major, Lindsey Africa has launched a legal talent... Read More
Major, Lindsey & Africa to Offer Legal Talent Management Consulting May 19, 2017 Major, Lindsey Africa has launched a legal talent... Read More
Big Legal Recruiter Offers Talent Management Expertise May 15, 2017 Major, Lindsey Africa, has started a legal talent... Read More
Major, Lindsey & Africa Introduces New Service Offering: Legal Talent Management Consulting May 15, 2017 Offering provides lawyers and legal teams with cus... Read More
Major, Lindsey & Africa Purchases Reports of General Counsel Metrics June 22, 2016 Major, Lindsey Africa, announced the purchase of ... Read More

I approach the coaching relationship as a "reflection partner," creating a supportive yet challenging space in which my clients can create their own paths to—and definitions of—success. I provide structure and accountability to this process, but the client remains in the driver's seat at all times.

Miriam Frank leads MLA’s Talent Management Consulting offering, a part of MLA Transform Advisory Services. Miriam’s particular focus is assisting corporate law departments and law firms as they seek to meet the needs – now and in the future – of complex and growing businesses.  As part of this mission, Miriam helps general counsel and managing partners gain a deeper understanding of the individuals and teams that make up their departments and firms and insights as to how their work is viewed by their internal and external clients.  This assistance allows the lawyer manager, new or experienced, to ensure that the legal organization is optimally organized and its members motivated and aligned.  A certified executive coach, former in-house lawyer, experienced manager and leader, and executive search consultant, Miriam also supports and guides general counsel and other senior lawyers new to their role as they acclimate to new responsibilities.  She brings more than 30 years of experience and a warm, down-to-earth manner to her coaching and consulting. Miriam is certified by and is a member of the International Coach Federation, Board Certified (by the Center for Credentialing and Education), and holds the credential of Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach.  She is also certified and skilled in the use of a number of recognized assessments useful to her clients for both selection and ongoing development.

Miriam is a member of the leadership team of Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world’s most prominent search and consulting firm focused on placement of lawyers. In this role, she has worked closely with many general counsel and other senior executives, gaining a unique perspective on what they look for when they hire senior talent. Previously, Miriam conducted senior level searches on behalf of corporate law departments in a wide range of industries, all over the country. She is based in the firm's San Diego office.

A Midwest native, she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College with a degree in Psychology and earned her M.A. in Personality Psychology and her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Michigan. Miriam joined Major, Lindsey & Africa in 1993 after holding positions as a commercial litigation associate with Katten Muchin Rosenman, Associate Counsel with American Hospital Supply Corporation, Chief Litigation Counsel for Heller Financial, Inc., and as a legal recruiter with a local Chicago firm.

Experience

Miriam joined Major, Lindsey & Africa in 1993 after holding positions as a commercial litigation associate with Katten Muchin Rosenman, Associate Counsel with American Hospital Supply Corporation, Chief Litigation Counsel for Heller Financial, Inc., and as a legal recruiter with a local Chicago firm.

Holds the additional credential of Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach.

Education

University of Michigan Law School: J.D., cum laude

University of Michigan: M.A., Psychology

Barnard College: B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude

Phi Beta Kappa

College of Executive Coaching: Certified Professional Coach (ICF-accredited program)