Hanover, MD (November 1, 2017) – Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's largest legal search firm, today announced that Keith C. Wetmore, former Chair and Chief Executive Partner of Morrison & Foerster, LLP, will join Major, Lindsey & Africa's San Francisco office as a Managing Director. With more than thirty years of experience in law firm management and transactional legal practice, Keith brings deep industry knowledge to the legal recruiting firm.
"Keith is an expert law firm leader who has a wealth of insight on the Bay Area and global legal markets from his many years of experience," said Kirsten Vasquez, Partner and Executive Director of law firm recruiting at Major, Lindsey & Africa. "With his firsthand experience as a law firm partner and as the Chair of one of the world's most prestigious law firms, he will bring a unique, indeed, perhaps unsurpassed, perspective into partners' career development and into law firms' growth strategies. We're looking forward to all that Keith accomplishes in this next chapter of his career with Major, Lindsey & Africa."
As Chair (2000-2012) and Chair Emeritus (2012-2017) of Morrison & Foerster, Keith was responsible for setting the policy and direction for the Am Law 100 firm. During Keith's time leading the firm, the firm doubled its total revenue and tripled its net income. He played an integral role in growing Morrison & Foerster's New York presence, as well as strengthening the firm's global capabilities, specifically in Asia.
"During my tenure, I hired over one hundred lateral partners and counseled hundreds of partners annually on their professional development," said Keith Wetmore. "I'm looking forward to building on this passion as both a career consultant to lawyers and a strategic advisor to firms in my new role with Major, Lindsey & Africa."
"Whether it's an individual partner looking for career advice, a firm seeking merger advice or a long established partner looking for the best place for his or her team or clients, Keith will be an unequalled resource and we are thrilled he decided to join us," said John Cashman, President of Major, Lindsey & Africa.
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