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Lina Guo is a Managing Director in our San Francisco and Palo Alto offices. She focuses on the placement of in-house counsel at all levels, including general counsel and chief compliance officer, with legal departments ranging from those in Fortune 500 companies to emerging start-ups. Acting as a strategic partner, Lina works with clients to make critical hires, taking the time to listen to their needs and to identify ideal candidates who can enhance their team. 

Lina works with many repeat clients across a variety of industries and sectors, including technology and biopharmaceutical. Lina prides herself on the deep relationships she develops with both her clients and candidates. She enjoys getting to know them and seeing the impact that she has helped make on the growth of legal teams and careers over time.

Lina grew up on the East Coast and spent a significant amount of time in the Midwest but considers California “home.” She spends her free time cooking and hiking.

Lina began her legal recruiting career at a law firm in Chicago. There she provided support for the firm’s associate recruitment efforts and professional development programs. Lina then moved to San Francisco, where she joined a legal search firm before joining Major, Lindsey & Africa as a member of the Associate Practice Group in 2013. In 2016, Lina became a member of MLA’s Northern California In-House Counsel Recruiting.

Chicago-Kent College of Law: J.D.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign: B.A.

Lina’s recent in-house counsel placements include:

  • Ancestry
  • CytomX
  • Gigamon
  • KLA
  • McAfee
  • REVOLUTION Medicines
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Asian-Pacific American Bar Association–Silicon Valley, Women in Law Committee

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