Establishing itself as a growth-by-acquisitions player in the global pharmaceuticals industry, our client found that its M&A capabilities were stretched thin due to a string of deals in a concentrated period of time. The legal department realized that it did not have the bandwidth to properly advise business strategists nor handle contracts within its branded products division.
The most critical need was for a transactional attorney. Major, Lindsey & Africa's Interim Legal Talent group partnered with the client to ascertain the specific experience needed in the position, including identification of the most appropriate characteristics to achieve a good cultural fit with the organization. Using our considerable legal network, we were able to find the successful candidate who is now an instrumental part of the legal team.
We identified a candidate and brought him on board with a short lead time, increasing departmental efficiency as well as reducing costs associated with use of outside counsel.