Susan G. Agopian Director

Susan Agopian

Successful lawyers spend as many hours at work as they do with their families, which is why enjoying where you work and who you work with is so important to a healthy and happy life. Knowing when a partner needs to move, which firm to move to, why, when and on what terms, is what I do. Done right, it creates happiness. And I’m in the happiness business.

Susan Agopian specializes in partner representation in the lateral market in Southern California. Having been with Major, Lindsey and Africa for 10 years, she knows all the nuanced facets of the business.

Susan is proud to be part of the dynamic force that is Major, Lindsey & Africa. The firm's fresh perspective and progressive approach to partner placements fit perfectly with her drive, vision and values.

Born and raised in Bulgaria, Susan brings a unique and worldly perspective to her current position. She spent her formative years playing soccer, while traveling through Europe with her mother, a prima ballerina, before making Los Angeles her permanent home in 1994 and allowing basketball and hockey to complement her lifelong love affair with soccer. Susan's M.A. in Philosophy enabled her to turn down Virginia law school, instead spending the past decade mastering the headhunting profession.

In her free time, Susan manages to balance her work life with a wide range of culinary and bucket list items. Most recent adventures include opera at the Royal Albert in London, Dubai, Australia, Tofino and Hawaii. When not hiking with her dogs, Susan is exploring hidden gems throughout LA. She is an animal rights advocate and is a passionate supporter of the ASPCA and The Humane Society.

Experience

Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, Susan established and ran her own business. Before that, she was immersed in the world of corporate retail. While there, she was the youngest director to be named to the Million Dollar Club.

Placements

Susan has completed deals for many leading firms, most recently playing a major role in placements at:

  • Akin Gump
  • Cooley
  • Orrick
  • Sheppard Mullin
  • Wilson Sonsini
  • Barnes & Thornburg
  • Milbank
  • Crowell & Moring
  • Gibson Dunn
  • Katten
  • Kelley Drye
  • Kilpatrick Townsend

Education

California State University, Los Angeles: M.A., Philosophy

California State University, Los Angeles: B.A., Finance and Economics

Associations

Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (WLALA)