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MLA Places Helena Samaha as President of Lex Mundi

Hanover, MD (March 20, 2019) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced that Helena Samaha has been placed as Lex Mundi’s next President, effective June 2, 2019. She will succeed Carl Anduri who has led the organization for the last 19 years. This global search was led by Amanda K. Brady, managing partner and global practice leader of MLA’s Law Firm Management Practice;  Naveen Tuli, managing partner, In-House Practice Group, EMEA & APAC; Deb Ben-Canaan, partner, In-House Practice GroupKeith Wetmore managing director, Partner Practice Group; and Rod Osborne, managing director, Law Firm Management.

In her new, role, Helena will work closely with Lex Mundi’s board of directors, chair and staff on strategic initiatives that further enhance the value of Lex Mundi’s global service platform for its member firms and their clients around the world. 

“Lex Mundi is a global network of top-tier law firms with 160 member firms in more than 100 countries. Carl Anduri leaves behind a remarkable legacy, having transformed Lex Mundi from a network focused on exchanges of knowledge and referrals into a truly unique global client service platform. It was a pleasure working with the executive committee members, each of whom was clearly committed to finding the right leader for success,” said Amanda K. Brady. “Helena brings both legal and business acumen derived from her broad international experience as a law firm partner and corporate counsel. This makes her uniquely qualified to move this organization forward as the legal industry continues to respond to the global competitive marketplace.”

Helena has held General Counsel and senior legal positions at Virgin Management, AlixPartners, OSN and Liberty Global. Her private practice experience has included serving as a partner at DLA Piper and as a solicitor at Clifford Chance. “We wish Helena, Lex Mundi and its 160 member firms much success,” said Amanda K. Brady.

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