Hanover, MD (May 10, 2017) —Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, today announced that it has been retained by Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) to recruit a general counsel to succeed Timothy A. Pratt, who will retire by the end of 2017 after nine years in the role. Paul Williams, partner and member of Major, Lindsey & Africa's In-House Practice Group in Chicago, is leading the search.
The general counsel will provide global legal counsel leadership across all businesses, regions and functions and will report to Boston Scientific Chairman and CEO, Michael Mahoney. In the role, the GC will serve as a member of the company's Executive Committee, as secretary to the board of directors, and will also oversee the company's global compliance function. Alongside Mr. Williams, Mr. Pratt will lead Boston Scientific's efforts to identify his successor and will assist in ensuring a seamless transition.
"We had the honor of placing Tim Pratt nine years ago and are delighted to once again assist Boston Scientific in securing its top legal executive," said Paul Williams. "The ideal candidate we're seeking will have top law firm training, as well as significant and high-level, in-house experience at a company in a field closely related to the Boston Scientific business, whether medical device, biotech, pharmaceutical or general healthcare industry experience."
Boston Scientific is a Fortune 500 company and a global medical technology leader with more than $8.3 billion in annual revenue and commercial representation in more than 100 countries. The company develops a broad portfolio of meaningful innovations that are used to help diagnose or treat a wide range of complex diseases and conditions across cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, neurological, urological and pelvic health —helping more than 24 million people around the world live longer, healthier lives each year.
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Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the largest and most experienced legal search firm in the world. With more than 25 offices worldwide, Major, Lindsey & Africa has earned recognition for its track record of successful general counsel, corporate counsel, partner, associate and law firm management placements. The firm also provides law firms and companies with highly specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, Major, Lindsey & Africa recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. The firm considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions.
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