Hanover, MD (August 15, 2017) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, today announced that Kate Reder Sheikh has joined the firm's Associate Practice Group, and is based in the San Francisco office. Kate will concentrate on servicing law firms and associate candidates in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Prior to joining MLA, Kate spent two years leading the London office of boutique recruiting firm Piper Pritchard Associates (formerly known as Helix Associates), placing law firm candidates at all levels in the United Kingdom, the U.S. and the Middle East. Before moving into recruitment, Kate practiced law with several boutique firms in San Francisco.
"As a former litigator for nine years, I am keenly aware of both the factors that make associates want to move and also how hard it can be to find the time to effectuate that pivot," said Kate. "Having sat in that seat myself, I am focused on providing a concierge level of service to associates and clients alike."
"Kate's previous experience as a legal search professional, together with her energy, warmth and dedication to client relationships, mean she is a tremendous asset to our team at Major, Lindsey & Africa," said Kirsten Vasquez, Partner and Executive Director of Law Firm Recruiting—West Region.
Kate regularly contributes to industry thought leadership by writing on recruiting-related topics. She earned her J.D. from University of North Carolina Law School, and her B.A. from Wesleyan University.
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.