Forbes Ranks Major, Lindsey & Africa in 14th Place on List of America’s Top Executive Search Firms

Hanover, MD (May 23, 2017) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, has been ranked fourteenth by Forbes among America's best executive recruiting firms, according to the newly release Forbes 2017 list. A total of 250 firms are ranked.

MLA and other executive search firms on the Forbes list were selected on the basis of results from an independent peer review survey of more than 4,000 executive recruiters, candidates who have worked with recruiters, and HR managers. The survey was conducted online by Forbes and analytics firm Statista.

"It is an honor to be ranked so high on the Forbes list, and is especially gratifying as we concentrate solely on the legal industry," said John Cashman, President of Major, Lindsey & Africa. "I congratulate the MLA teams whose outstanding professionalism and commitment to quality service guiding our clients and candidates successfully through the legal recruiting process has resulted in achieving this level of recognition."

Major, Lindsey & Africa has more than 170 recruiters in the United States, most of whom previously practiced law. The company made 723 placements domestically in 2016.

About Major, Lindsey & Africa

Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the largest and most experienced legal search firm in the world. With more than 25 offices worldwide, Major, Lindsey & Africa has earned recognition for its track record of successful general counsel, corporate counsel, partner, associate and law firm management placements. The firm also provides law firms and companies with highly specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, Major, Lindsey & Africa recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. The firm 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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