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MLA Has Been Exclusively Retained by Emory University to Find Its Next General Counsel

Hanover, MD (October 19, 2022) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, today announced that it has been retained by Emory University to recruit its next senior vice president and general counsel. Deborah Ben-Canaan, partner and global practice leader; Melba Hughes, partner and executive director; and Stephanie Crosse, director, all with MLA’s In-House Counsel Recruiting team, are conducting the search.

“We are delighted to partner with Emory University in the search for their next general counsel. As a renowned academic institution, it is crucial to find a highly skilled candidate with a broad base of legal expertise, exceptional leadership skills and a passion for the mission,” said Deborah Ben-Canaan.

“Finding a legal leader who possesses a deep appreciation for strategy in a complex legal environment, a genuine enthusiasm for advancing education and a well-rounded background in executive management will be essential,” added Melba Hughes.

Emory University, a highly ranked research university located in Atlanta, Georgia, is an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care and public service. The university is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools and one of the Southeast's leading health care systems, Emory Healthcare.

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