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James Lee is a Managing Director in our In-House Counsel Recruiting and is based in the New York office. He focuses on placing general counsel, in-house counsel and senior compliance professionals into global, national and regional companies. He has experience working with companies in many different industries, including technology, financial services, consumer products, industrials, insurance and entertainment.

James grew up in NYC and spent several years in Seoul and London prior to his legal recruiting career. He resides in Westchester with his wife, son and their Corgi. He is a tortured Mets, Knicks and Giants fan.

Prior to joining Major, Lindsey & Africa, James spent more than 12 years at several legal recruiting firms in New York, successfully placing senior and executive-level candidates into in-house roles across a variety of industries as well as attorneys across all levels in AmLaw 200, mid-size and boutique law firms.

Fordham University School of Law: J.D.

Binghamton University: B.A.

James has made a variety of placements throughout his career, including:

  • Unilever North America, General Counsel
  • Bridgewater Associates, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer
  • Goldman Sachs, Associate General Counsel and VP - Political Law & Government Affairs
  • ING Americas, Chief Compliance Officer
  • QBE Americas, General Counsel and SVP - Program Business and Reinsurance
  • HBO, Senior Counsel - Legal Affairs
  • Royal Bank of Scotland, Managing Director – Bank Regulatory
  • The Linde Group, Global Trade Compliance Officer
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