Hanover, MD (April 11, 2019) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Karen Litsinger as chief legal officer at NorthStar Anesthesia in Washington, D.C. The search was led by Deb Ben-Canaan, partner in MLA’s In-House Practice Group in Washington, D.C., and Amber Shockey, managing director in MLA’s In-House Practice Group in Dallas, Texas.
In her new role, Litsinger will manage the company’s legal function and oversee all aspects of corporate governance including entity management, M&A, risk management, employment, and litigation. Founded by an anesthesiologist and a certified registered nurse anesthetist over a decade ago, NorthStar Anesthesia is one of the largest anesthesia management companies in the United States.
“Karen is well connected in the D.C. market and a true leader in the ACC National Capital Region. I’ve known her for years and think very highly of her,” said Deb Ben-Canaan. “Karen is a strong business partner, and we believe she will be a huge asset for NorthStar.”
Litsinger joins NorthStar Anesthesia after a decade with Mirixa Corporation where she most recently served as senior vice president of operations and general counsel, leading the compliance, human resources and corporate development teams. She has also held the of role of interim CEO. Prior to joining Mirix Corporation, Litsinger served as a partner at Sonnenschein Nath and Rosenthal (now Dentons) and a vice president at America Online. She began her career as an associate at Arent, Fox, Kintner, Plotkin & Kahn.
“I am very excited to join the Northstar team,” said Litsinger. “The company is already a leader in the market and I look forward to contributing to future growth and the enhancement of Northstar’s best-in-class culture.”Litsinger is a past president and board member of the Association of Corporate Counsel, National Capital Region Chapter and Ayuda Inc. She earned her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and her bachelor's degree from Duke University.
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