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Erica Hayward is a Managing Director and Practice Lead – Candidate Development in our Los Angeles office. In her role, Erica serves as a coach, mentor and leader to other recruiters throughout the Northwest. She works with our recruiters to help them grow in their roles and support their candidates to the best of their abilities.  Erica also assists attorneys and other legal professionals with finding interim, project-based and temp-to-perm roles within law firms and corporations and supporting them in achieving their long-term career path goals.

Erica lives in Burbank, CA, with her other half, Sasha. When she isn’t finding A+ legal talent for our clients, Erica enjoys hiking with her dog in the hills of Los Angeles, volunteering for the Los Angeles Conservancy as a walking tour docent and supporting Sasha as his pit crew on his 75-mile plus bike rides.

Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, Erica was director of recruiting for RGP, a global consulting company. In her role, she was responsible for talent acquisition of active and passive candidates on a national basis in the Legal & Regulatory and Human Capital consulting practices, as well as acquisition of candidates in connection with permanent legal and human capital roles.

Before moving into recruiting, Erica was an attorney at Eisner Jaffe Gorry Chapman & Ross, focusing on clients in corporate, real estate and entertainment litigation matters, and Fujitsu America, an IT services and technology company. She started her legal career as an associate at Gorry Meyer & Rudd. 

Southwestern University School of Law: J.D.

University of California, Los Angeles: Certificate in Human Resource Management

DePauw University: B.A., English Literature

  • Admitted to the State Bar of California, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, U. S.
  • District Court for the Central District of California & U. S. District Court for the Southern District of California

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