Major, Lindsey & Africa Introduces New Service for Clients: Managed Legal Services

Law Departments Now Have Alternative Solutions Available to Improve Operations

New York, NY. (April 5, 2016) — Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world's leading legal search firm, announced today its new Managed Legal Services offering, which will provide corporate clients with process analysis, customized action plans and implementation assistance. The Managed Legal Services team will address their clients' legal process needs, optimizing resources and creating improved efficiencies around routine legal work. Mark Yacano leads the team, which operates within the Solutions Practice Group, from the Washington, D.C., office.

"Given today's regulatory landscape and companies' heavy internal focus on maintaining budgets, legal departments need to figure out how to approach age-old matters differently," said Greg Richter, Partner, Vice President and Global Head of the Solutions Practice Group. "Our Managed Legal Services offering provides legal departments with highly customized process solutions. We will help build teams and deploy resources in an outsourced model that best fits their needs."

In October 2014, Mark joined Major, Lindsey & Africa as the Global Practice Leader to assess the market and begin building the Managed Legal Services offering. With 25 years of experience in the legal and business worlds advising clients on the management of complex and multi-jurisdictional litigation, Mark is focused on developing high-quality services that will be performed by well-trained talent and offered in a cost-effective manner that allow clients to achieve their outcomes in a manageable way.

Previously, Mark oversaw the strategic and operational management of Hudson Legal as Executive Vice-President and led the expansion of its offerings in the legal solutions space both domestically and in London. While in private practice, he co-founded one of the first dedicated e-discovery practices in the country.

In December 2015, Jeff Catanzaro joined to serve as a Managing Director in New York City. Jeff, who has more than 10 years of domain expertise, is a subject-matter expert in contracts management and outsourced legal services. He previously served as Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group, where he developed and led Huron's Contract Management services offering and assisted in the development of an industry-leading contract automation tool called K-CREATE.

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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