Guilherme Carvalhor Placed as Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer of CONCACAF

Guilherme Carvalho, former Yahoo! Inc. vice president and associate general counsel for the Americas and U.S. Hispanic market, joins CONCACAF to lead legal and compliance functions

New York, N.Y.  (August 23, 2016) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Guilherme (Bill) Carvalho in the newly created position of Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) in Miami, effective August 23, 2016. The international search was led by Brian DavisRosalind Dodd and Jeffrey Liebster, all based in MLA’s New York office.

In his new role, Carvalho will lead the legal and compliance areas of the Confederation, including managing the legal affairs and overseeing the daily operations of CONCACAF’s compliance and integrity programs.

Carvalho joins CONCACAF from Yahoo! Inc., where he was Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Americas and U.S. Hispanic, a role he held since 2005. He was responsible for all legal affairs and public policy matters for a wide range of the company’s businesses and subsidiaries throughout the region. Prior to Yahoo! Inc., he was a member of the Latin America practice group at White & Case, LLP. He speaks fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese, and holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center as well as a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

"This robust, international search for CONCACAF’s first Chief Legal and Chief Compliance Officer generated interest from dozens of candidates all over the world," said Major, Lindsey & Africa Partner, Brian Davis. Rosalind Dodd, a Managing Director at MLA, added, "Bill Carvalho is an experienced, skilled and effective advisor with a broad range of skills and qualifications, including team leadership, partner management, government relations and compliance."

Brian Davis is well versed in handling in-house searches, primarily for financial services clients. He is particularly skilled in corporate, corporate finance, capital markets, private equity, hedge fund, compliance and tax searches for major financial institutions, broker-dealers, hedge funds, private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and law firms.

Rosalind Dodd specializes in placing general counsel, senior attorneys and compliance officers with corporate clients across a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, consumer products, healthcare, pharmaceutical, media, advertising and technology.

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Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful general counsel, corporate counsel, partner, associate and law firm management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. With 23 offices worldwide, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. 

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