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In-House Counsel Recruiting

Trusted Advisors. Global Capabilities.
Building World-Class Teams.

 
For over four decades, our mission has remained constant: We partner with clients to build world-class legal, government affairs and compliance teams. We place transformational leaders who can meet today’s challenges and help lead companies in a dynamic and fast changing economic and regulatory landscape. Whether you are a global multinational corporation, listed business, a privately held company, a higher education institution, a nonprofit or a governmental agency, we serve as trusted advisors to find the general counsel and in-house counsel who can assist you in achieving your strategic goals.

Our global network of executive search consultants is diverse in background, specialization and geography. With more than 25 offices across the U.S. and throughout Europe and Asia, we offer a combination of local and global teams to ensure the best outcome for each assignment. With a powerful team of recruiters—98% of whom are former lawyers having practiced in law firms, in-house and not-for-profits—we know first-hand how important each hire can be for an organization.


Our goal is to ensure the best outcomes for every search. We build life-long partnerships with our clients and candidates. 

We offer comprehensive assessments of candidates utilizing a variety of tools and products tailored for your needs. We also offer coaching and advisory services with a seasoned former general counsel. Our customized coaching and advisory services are designed to meet the specific needs of each participant with the goal of creating a strong foundation for their success. Our services are targeted to enhance the success of leaders by helping them to:

  • Set strategic priorities
  • Communicate and partner effectively with the business, C-suite and Board of Directors
  • Design a high performing legal organization to drive superlative business results
479
GC placements in the past 5 years
2,337
total in-house placements in the past 5 years
63.8%
total diverse placements in 2022
97%
stick rate

Your Partner in Success

Our work doesn’t stop after we identify the best candidates for your role. We support both you and the chosen candidate as we work together through the offer, negotiations, and their resignation from their prior role.

We remain committed to the success of the new hire, offering support during onboarding and periodic touchpoints with executive coaching that understands what it takes to lead a legal function.

Whether or not there is hiring involved, we help make in-house leaders and legal departments more successful and impactful.

With over 40 years placing General Counsel, we deeply understand the in-house legal function and leverage the right resources to support and help develop senior in-house lawyers.

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To Hire Inside Counsel or Not?

Do you know the actual cost of hiring an inside counsel? Our Make-Buy Analysis Tool has the answers.

The Make-Buy Analysis Tool calculates what it costs you to hire an internal lawyer and shows you the cost savings compared to using outside counsel. You may be surprised to learn that accounting for all employee costs—including salary, bonus, payroll taxes, support and overhead—hiring internally is the most cost-efficient way to address your legal department work needs.

Connect with one of our in-house counsel recruiters today to explore the tool and discover your potential cost savings!

Association of Corporate Counsel Six-Month Complimentary Membership

Major Lindsey & Africa would like to invest in your future success with the gift of an individual membership in the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC).

The ACC is the pre-eminent global bar association of choice for more than 40,000 in-house counsels spanning six continents and more than 85 countries. ACC connects its members to each other and to the people and resources necessary for their personal and professional growth. We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with ACC, and as a result, you can enjoy a six-month complimentary membership from us to you.
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    Research

    2023 ACC Benchmarking Survey

    How does your legal team measure up against your peers? Find out by reading the 2023 Law Department Management Benchmarking Report, done in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel.

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    2023 ACC Benchmarking Survey

Explore our current open in-house opportunities and discover where your legal career can take you.

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