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Law Firm Partner Compensation Survey Launched by MLA

New York, NY (April 20, 2016) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, announced today the launch of its 2016 Partner Compensation Survey, the fourth study of partner compensation conducted by the firm. The survey is being sent to more than 40,000 law firm partners across the United States. It builds upon the ground-breaking 2010,2012 and 2014 surveys, the most comprehensive efforts ever undertaken to identify ranges of partner compensation, the criteria law firms use to determine partner compensation, and the satisfaction of law firm partners with their compensation and compensation systems.

The online survey, which is completely anonymous and confidential, was developed by Jeffrey A. Lowe, Global Practice Leader of MLA's Law Firm Practice and Managing Partner of the firm's Washington, D.C. office. ALM Legal Intelligence, an independent research company, is conducting the survey on behalf of MLA.

"We are excited to be launching the 2016 survey," said Lowe. "We created the survey in 2010 to address the dearth of available data regarding partner compensation and satisfaction. The legal community has embraced the survey and now recognizes it as one of the most valuable sources of information. And, significantly, we make this data available to the entire industry for free. This year, in addition to measuring metrics such as billable hours, compensation and originations, we have added a number of questions that address matters such as capital contributions, draws and retirement plans. We expect a robust response to this survey from both equity and non-equity partners across the country, and we look forward to sharing the results with the entire legal community in September 2016."

About Major, Lindsey & Africa

Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most-experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. With offices worldwide, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. To learn more about MLA, visit

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