Major, Lindsey & Africa Purchases Reports of General Counsel Metrics

HANOVER, Md. (June 22, 2016) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world's leading legal search firm, today announced the purchase of all rights to three analytical reports, the Law Department Cost Benchmarking Reports, the Law Department Compensation Reports and the Talent Benchmarking Custom Reports from General Counsel Metrics LLC. General Counsel Metrics has conducted this industry-leading compensation and benchmarking surveys since 2010.

Since 2014, Major, Lindsey & Africa has collaborated with General Counsel Metrics to conduct what has become the largest law department benchmarking survey in the world, collecting spending, staffing and compensation data from more than 5,000 law departments. Supplementing the compensation information is salary data gathered from Major, Lindsey & Africa's nearly 300 in-house placements made every year. With more than 30 years of experience recruiting in the legal market, Major, Lindsey & Africa is uniquely positioned to analyze and present these metrics in a meaningful way to its clients.

"With this purchase, Major, Lindsey & Africa becomes the owner of the largest database of law department metrics currently compiled," said Simon Robinson president of Major, Lindsey & Africa. "We will use this data to provide our clients with insightful and actionable information to better manage their law departments and demonstrate value to their organizations."

"Having the ability to benchmark one's law department in critical staffing and spending areas and to identify trends over a period of several years are huge benefits to companies seeking to innovate, lead and improve," said Miriam Frank, vice president and global head of client services for Major, Lindsey & Africa.

"As a worldwide organization providing search and consultative services to law departments of all sizes, Major, Lindsey & Africa is committed to helping its clients achieve maximum efficiency within their legal functions. This purchase significantly expands the firm's capabilities. Major, Lindsey & Africa will continue to produce yearly benchmarking reports and the biennial compensation report.

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. With 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. To learn more about MLA, visit

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