Hanover, MD (November 29, 2022) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, announced today that Barry Freedman has joined the firm as a managing director in its Partner Practice Group, based in Boston. Barry works with law firms and law firm partners to guide them through the lateral process and help them make strategic decisions to improve their practices and the firms’ growth initiatives.
“As a lawyer, Barry found that he easily made connections, meeting other attorneys and talking to people in court, and ultimately placing his friends at various firms. The move to legal recruiting felt like a natural career change for him,” said Carlos Pauling, Executive Director for Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Partner Practice Group. “Now the move to MLA is a logical next step in Barry’s career and we look forward to seeing him grow his network and find even more success for his connections.”
Barry has a long track record of building professional relationships with attorneys and helping to advise them on their career goals and opportunities. He has spent more than 20 years working with law firms and in-house legal departments to develop talent recruitment strategies for lateral partner and associate needs as well as in-house counsel positions. Most recently, he served as director of legal recruiting for Stone Legal Recruiting, and prior to that, he was vice president of Hoffman Recruiters’ Legal Division. Barry began his recruiting career with Group Magellan Attorney Placement. Before that, he spent more than 10 years in legal practice in Boston. Barry received his JD from Boston University School of Law and bachelor’s from Trinity College in Hartford.
“Joining Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Partner Practice Group allows me to continue to advise lawyers on their career paths while working with a team that is the best in the business in legal recruiting,” Barry said.
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