Up and Comers Under 40 Q&A - Ben Kaufman


Name: Ben Kaufman
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Year Joined Major, Lindsey & Africa: 2020


What attracted you to Major, Lindsey & Africa? 

The people.  Beginning with the interview process and continuing through present day, I’m amazed by the quality of the people here at MLA – both in terms of character and expertise.

What is the best part of your job?

Next to family, our careers tend to be the second most important aspect of our lives.  Helping smart people make smart career decisions that positively impact their life is incredibly gratifying.  

What is the most surprising part of being a recruiter?

A majority of the partner candidates I’m working with who stand to benefit the most from a lateral move weren’t even considering it when we had our first conversation.        

How would you describe your career in 5 words or less? 

Challenging, exciting and truly gratifying

Describe one of your successes thus far at Major, Lindsey & Africa. 

Seeing one of our partner placements really leverage their new firm’s platform to take their practice to new levels.

What advice would you give to someone considering becoming a recruiter? 

Never go for the quick buck.  Always play the long game.

If you weren’t a lawyer or a recruiter, what career would you have had? 

Sports agent

What is on your bucket list? 

Playing a round at Augusta National.

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