Experienced Former General Counsel to Recruit Senior Attorneys for Corporate Clients
New York, NY (April 6, 2016) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, announced today that Leslie A. Goldman has joined the firm as a Managing Director in its In-House Practice Group. Leslie, based in Houston, will work with corporations across a variety of industries to recruit General Counsel, senior attorneys and compliance officers.
Prior to joining MLA, Leslie was Vice President and General Counsel for Fisher HealthCare, a Thermo Fisher Scientific (TMO) company providing a comprehensive portfolio of diagnostic products to the clinical market throughout the United States. While at TMO, Leslie also served as General Counsel for Athena Diagnostics, a provider of proprietary genetic testing, and Fisher Chemicals, a global chemical manufacturing and packaging business.
Leslie began her career with Proskauer in New York City as a corporate/securities associate and then moved to Houston where she joined the transactional healthcare group at Vinson & Elkins. She later practiced at Mayor, Day, Caldwell & Keeton prior to its merger with Andrews Kurth. She then moved in-house and held roles at IFCO Systems (a Dutch logistics company) and Waste Management before joining TMO.
"Leslie's extensive experience as a General Counsel and law firm attorney will position her as a valuable consultant and bring a well-trained eye to each search as she helps to identify top legal talent on her clients' behalf," said Chad Marlow, Executive Director for MLA's In-House Practice Group.
Leslie earned her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she was an associate editor and member of the Fordham Law Review. She is also a graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and University of New South Wales (M.A.). Among other things, she is a board member of the Yale Club of Houston and co-chair of its summer intern program.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) 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. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA offers executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices worldwide — in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Sydney and most major cities across the U.S. — and strategic alliances — in Beijing and Seoul — 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. To learn more about MLA, visit mlaglobal.com.