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Brian Burlant - Executive Legal Recruiters New York
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Brian Burlant brings to Major, Lindsey & Africa more than 15 years of experience as a legal recruiter and 19 years as an attorney, including as general counsel for a successfully IPO’d emerging technology company and in domestic and international in-house roles with Avon Products and Times Mirror. Brian came to MLA after operating his own recruiting firm and serving as a director at another leading legal search firm in New York. His approach is characterized by partnering with clients to truly understand their culture, organization and strategy to find candidates that fit in a complete, holistic way.

Brian’s placements reflect the breadth of his domestic and international legal experience, having counseled C-suites on matters ranging from securities regulation, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures to IT, privacy, real estate, employment and product licensing, including Avon’s global Olympics sponsorship.

Brian’s in-house recruitment experience includes placements into leading Fortune 500s, bulge bracket commercial and investment banks, emerging companies, and leading private funds such as TPG and Magnetar. His extensive law firm placement experience encompasses numerous partner and group placements across the AmLaw 100.

Brian frequently organizes and hosts forums for in-house as well as law firm counsel on topics of import, including building an in-house legal department, launching an IPO and managing information security breaches. He regularly publishes on recruitment and talent management trends and is a source for several leading industry publications.

Brian’s community service has included serving as a team volunteer at Ronald McDonald House New York and as a weekly instructor at The George Jackson Academy in downtown Manhattan, a non-profit school founded to serve academically capable boys of all incomes from across New York City’s underserved neighborhoods.

The George Washington University Law School: J.D.

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: B.S., Economics; B.A., Political Science, cum laude

Brian's in-house legal recruitment experience has included placements into emerging companies (including Shazam's General Counsel), portfolio companies of private equity firms and placements into leading private funds themselves, such as TPG and Magnetar. He has also placed candidates at bulge bracket investment and commercial banks, Fortune 500 companies, and numerous mid-cap and private companies. His extensive law firm placement experience encompasses numerous partner placements and teams at AmLaw 100 firms.

Brian's placements reflect the breadth of his domestic and international legal experience, having counseled on matters ranging from securities regulation, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures to real estate, litigation, labor, technology and product licensing, including Avon's global sponsorship of the 1996 Summer Olympics.

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Organizer/co-host, Major, Lindsey & Africa and Goodwin, General Counsel Breakfast: "Best Strategies for Building Your In-House Legal Team," January 23, 2018

Organizer/co-host, Major, Lindsey & Africa and Winston & Strawn LLP, General Counsel Luncheon: "Launching Your IPO," October 25, 2017

Panelist, Thomson Reuters –Corporate Legal Department Operations Forum, September 28, 2017

Organizer/co-host, Major, Lindsey & Africa and Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Technology General Counsel Luncheon: Privacy and Cybersecurity: What It Means For You in Your Daily Business and For Potential Liquidity Events in 2017," February 15, 2017

Panelist, Thomson Reuters – The 2nd Annual Corporate Counsel Leadership Forum, November 16, 2016

Moderator, Corporate Counsel Congress 2016: Global Employment Agreements – To Standardize or Not, June 9, 2016

Moderator, Major, Lindsey & Africa and Hunton & Williams Cybersecurity Executive Panel Discussion: Learn Best Practices from a Live Cyber Attack Scenario, September 17, 2015

Speaker, How to Structure a Good Resume workshop at New York City Bar's Boot Camp '15, October 1, 2015

George Jackson Academy, Guest Instructor

Ronald McDonald House New York, Volunteer

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