MLA expands London Partner Practice Group

Hanover, MD (September 25th, 2019) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced that Ann-Marie Goodbody has joined as a managing consultant in the Partner Practice Group, based in the firm’s London office.  She will have a particular focus on advising and recruiting for law firm clients, partners and partner groups in the lateral market as well as on law firm strategy, client service and client targeting.  She will also work closely with the firm’s Transform Advisory team.

A qualified corporate lawyer, Ann-Marie has held senior roles in business development and marketing at Slaughter and May, Reed Smith, Weil Gotshal & Manges, and Travers Smith—to name a few - where she was responsible for devising and implementing firm-wide, practice-specific and individual strategic business development plans for multiple practice and industry sector groups globally.

Commenting on the appointment, Brent Harris, Vice President EMEA said: “We’re delighted to have Ann-Marie join our team.  Our London office has seen a significant increase in lateral partner hires and clients have been particularly active in areas such as financial services, regulation, litigation and white-collar crime.  We’re seeing more partner moves than ever before and Ann-Marie’s extensive knowledge and network means we are better placed than ever to respond to client demand. Her work with management boards on lateral and whole team hires adds a unique perspective to our strong London Partner Practice Group.” 

 Ann-Marie Goodbody added: “Joining the Partner Practice Group at MLA at a time when it is growing in the partner lateral market is a very exciting opportunity. My experience with US, Magic Circle and UK law firms is highly compatible and I look forward to further building Major, Lindsey & Africa’s relationships and extensive market reach. Beyond leveraging a strong personal network, having worked in law firms for over 20 years, I will bring a new business perspective to our clients and candidates.”

Ann-Marie’s appointment follows the recent expansion of the London Partner Practice team, with  Nick Carrad relocating from MLA’s Singapore Office, James Gregory re-joining the team and Suzy O’Keefe moving from MLA’s Associate Practice Group.

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