Hanover, MD (January 18, 2023) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, today announced that it has been retained by Wake Forest 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 Wake Forest on this very important search for its next GC. In working with this leading private research university, 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.
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest is a private university located in Winston-Salem, N.C., with more than 8,000 students. The undergraduate population of more than 5,400 hails from 47 states and more than 45 foreign countries. Wake Forest is a vibrant and diverse academic community in which students pursue learning in one or more of the 45 majors, 60 minors and additional programs offered within six colleges and schools.
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