Miriam Frank, Partner and Vice President with MLA Transform Advisory Services, helps general counsel and managing partners gain a deeper understanding of the individuals and teams that make up their departments and firms and provides 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 and executive search consultant, manager and leader, Miriam also supports and guides general counsel and other senior lawyers as they acclimate to new responsibilities or prepare for their next career step. 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, Board Certified by the Center for Credentialing and Education, 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 is a former member of the leadership team of Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world’s most prominent search and consulting firm focused on placement of lawyers. In this role, she has 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. Miriam is a passionate advocate for increasing diversity within the legal profession. As such, she is a member of our In-House Diversity & Inclusion Committee, a group of talented recruiters dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent for our clients and our own organization. She is based in the firm's San Diego office.
A Midwest native, she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College with a degree in Psychology and earned her M.A. in Personality Psychology and her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Michigan. 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.
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 a legal recruiter with a local Chicago firm.
Holds the additional credential of Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach.
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)