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Attorneys’ Liability Insurance Society Retains Major, Lindsey & Africa to Conduct Searches for a Senior Claims Counsel, Senior Loss Prevention Counsel and Director of Marketing

Diverse Candidates with Significant Experience in Private Practice Are Sought by ALAS in Chicago

Hanover, MD (April 25, 2017) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, announced that the firm has been retained to conduct three searches on behalf of Attorneys' Liability Assurance Society, Inc. (ALAS) in Chicago.

The Senior Loss Prevention Counsel reports to the Senior Vice President–Loss Prevention and will help educate ALAS law firms on issues of professional liability, law firm employment practices and management liability claims and advise the firms on risk mitigation techniques.  The Senior Loss Prevention Counsel provides counseling to ALAS's member firms, teaches innovative loss prevention and conduct periodic reviews of its firms' claims history. The successful candidate must be able to communicate effectively and persuasively and take a very proactive approach to practicing law. Candidates should have at least 10 years' experience in a premier law firm. The department currently employs 11 lawyers.

The Senior Claims Counsel reports to the Senior Vice President–Claims and will manage claims under ALAS's professional liability, employment liability and management liability policies. ALAS's clients are large law firms and the claims to manage are complex and sophisticated. Working closely with ALAS member firms and defense counsel, the successful candidate will provide the highest level of legal support, analysis and evaluation.  At least seven years of litigation experience in a top-tier law firm is preferred for this role. The department currently employs eight claims lawyers.

ALAS is seeking to interview a diverse slate of candidates for both roles.  Active bar membership in at least one U.S. jurisdiction is required, and both roles require significant travel.  These searches are being led by Michael Sachs, partner in Major, Lindsey & Africa's In-House Practice Group, and Amanda Ziemann, director.  Interested applicants should submit a resume in Word format, with a letter describing their interest and relevant skills, addressed to: Michael Sachs, msachs@mlaglobal.com, or Amanda Ziemann, aziemann@mlaglobal.com.

ALAS has also retained Major, Lindsey & Africa to conduct a search for a Director of Marketing. This person will play a key role in coordinating marketing efforts with the goal of enhancing ALAS's business development and retention, market and competitive intelligence, branding, public relations and communications, website and social media, and events. In addition, this professional will work with and support ALAS's management to establish a marketing and business development strategy geared to the growth of client relationships and revenues across all geographies. The Director of Marketing will report to the Senior Vice President of Member Services. He or she will also work closely with the members of the senior management group, including the CEO and General Counsel, as well as other senior leaders in the Law Firm Management Services, Loss Prevention and Claims departments, particularly on member events and education. This search is being led by Amanda Brady, global practice leader for MLA's Law Firm Management Group and Rod Osborne, managing director. Interested candidates should submit their resume to abrady@mlaglobal.com or rosborne@mlaglobal.com.

ALAS was founded to provide premier law firms with a stable source of insurance coverage and a level of service that was not previously found in the commercial marketplace. Its departments are staffed by lawyers with significant experience in private practice, giving them distinctive insights into defending and preventing losses and claims against lawyers. ALAS now provides professional liability insurance coverage to more than 200 law firms and approximately 60,000 lawyers in 48 states.

About Major, Lindsey & Africa

Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the largest and most experienced legal search firm in the world. With more than 25 offices worldwide, Major, Lindsey & Africa has earned recognition for its track record of successful general counsel, corporate counsel, partner, associate and law firm management placements. The firm also provides law firms and companies with highly specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, Major, Lindsey & Africa recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. The firm considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions.

To learn more about Major, Lindsey & Africa, visit www.mlaglobal.com.

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