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MLA Has Been Exclusively Retained by Georgetown University to Find Its Next General Counsel

Hanover, MD (November 10, 2022) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, today announced that it has been retained by Georgetown University to recruit its next vice president and general counsel. Deborah Ben-Canaan, partner and senior practice leader, Heather Fine, partner, and Stephanie Crosse, director, all with MLA’s In-House Counsel Recruiting team, are conducting the search.

“We are honored and privileged to partner with Georgetown on this very important search for its next GC. As one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, it will be vital to identify an exceptional leader and professional with a solid and broad-based understanding of matters related to higher education law,” said Deborah Ben-Canaan.

“Identifying a general counsel who can excel in a highly regulated environment, demonstrates a passion for higher education, and has a strong, broad-based legal background gained in executive leadership roles will be critical for success, ” added Heather Fine.

Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, the university provides students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs.

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