Hanover, MD (July 16, 2018) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, welcomes Managing Director Amber Shockey to its in-house legal recruiting team in Texas. With more than 13 years of recruiting experience, Amber advises both corporations and candidates in complex, national searches that require deep knowledge of the legal industry, market and talent pool.
“We are delighted to welcome Amber to our Texas team,” said Chad Marlow, executive director of MLA’s In-House Practice Group – West. “She was born and raised in Houston but has lived in Dallas since law school and is well connected in the energy industry, with a thorough understanding of the legal talent needs of our Texas clients.”
After law school, Amber practiced as a litigation associate with Jenkens & Gilchrist for two years and then joined Thompson & Knight in 2003 to focus on energy law. In 2005, she joined a Texas legal recruiting firm and has been recruiting for corporations and law firms ever since. While her industry reach is broad, including real estate and private equity, Amber has a particular understanding of the energy industry having grown up in a Texas oil family and practiced energy law herself.
“Having a solid understanding of the recruiting platforms in Texas, I am thrilled to join Major, Lindsey & Africa’s in-house legal recruiting team,” said Amber. “The firm’s professionalism, knowledge of the market, search execution abilities of its recruiters globally and its sophisticated search resources are impressive and appreciated by Texas clients. The ability to draw upon national and international relationships accentuates our ability to develop impressive opportunities for our thriving Texas legal market at a time when Texas faces tremendous economic growth. ”
Amber earned her B.B.A. in Finance from University of Oklahoma and graduated cum laude with a J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law.