Hanover, MD (January 23, 2023) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, recently announced that Thomas Burke has joined the firm as a managing director of candidate development with MLA Interim Legal Talent, based in Atlanta. Thom identifies highly qualified consulting attorneys for short-term, project-based legal opportunities with a wide variety of clients across numerous industries.
“Thom brings more than 20 years of talent acquisition experience to MLA Interim Legal Talent as well as a roll up your sleeves attitude,” said Nina Houston, Practice Lead—Interim Legal Talent. “His expertise and enthusiasm will serve him well and bring him a lot of success as he’s recruiting throughout the Southeast and Midwest markets.”
Before joining MLA, Thom served as Director of HR Consulting & Talent Search for BurkeHR Partners, LLC. In this role, he staffed and managed professional talent for high-growth corporate clients, including in-house counsel, HR and compliance roles. Before that, Thom was SVP of HR for the Adecco Group’s specialty staffing and consulting services division, where he led both HR and talent acquisition for North America. He also worked for Deloitte Consulting, LP as their Director of HR and Talent Acquisition, supporting Deloitte’s global technology services practice of more than 2,500 technology consulting practitioners within 10 global delivery centers.
“Having spent most of my career in corporate HR and recruiting roles, I have always had great respect for the MLA business model and culture,” said Thom. “My HR background and talent recruitment experience has allowed me to develop a large professional network of talent within the legal industry. I believe pairing my experience and network with MLA creates a great opportunity for me help introduce outstanding interim legal talent to our clients.”
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