Miriam Frank is a key player in MLA Transform Advisory Services. Her particular focus is assisting corporate law departments and law firms as they seek to meet the needs – now and in the future – of complex and growing businesses. As part of this mission, Miriam helps general counsel and managing partners gain a deeper understanding of the individuals and teams that make up their departments and firms and insights as to how their work is viewed by their internal and external clients. This assistance allows the lawyer manager, new or experienced, to ensure that the legal organization is optimally organized and its members motivated and aligned.
A certified executive coach, former in-house lawyer, experienced manager and leader, and executive search consultant, Miriam also supports and guides general counsel and other senior lawyers as they acclimate to new responsibilities or overcome obstacles to success. She brings more than 30 years of experience and a warm, down-to-earth manner to her coaching and consulting. Miriam is a member of the International Coach Federation and holds the credential of Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach. She is also certified and skilled in the use of a number of recognized assessments useful to her clients for both selection and ongoing development.
Miriam served for many years as a member of our leadership team. In this role, she worked closely with many general counsel and other senior executives, gaining a unique perspective on what they look for when they hire senior talent. Previously, Miriam conducted senior-level searches on behalf of corporate law departments in a wide range of industries, all over the country. She is based in our San Diego office.
Miriam joined Major, Lindsey & Africa in 1993 after holding positions as a commercial litigation associate with Katten Muchin Rosenman; associate counsel with American Hospital Supply Corporation; chief litigation counsel for Heller Financial, Inc.; and as a legal recruiter with a local Chicago firm.
University of Michigan Law School: J.D., cum laude
University of Michigan: M.A., Psychology
Barnard College: B.A., Psychology, magna cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa
College of Executive Coaching: Certified Professional Coach (ICF-accredited program)