Denver’s booming legal market and growing number of corporate entities has also drawn a major legal services recruiter.
Major Lindsey & Africa announced Oct. 15 that it expanded into Denver, growing its footprint to 27 offices around the world. The new office is focused on three business lines in Denver: in-house counsel, partner laterals and interim legal talent.
Dudley Morton, a former executive recruiter, will lead the in-house counsel practice, where he will work with legal departments in identifying lawyers and compliance and privacy professionals.
John Boyd, a former legal market consultant, will lead the office’s partner practice group, where he will advise law firms on lateral partner searches and law firm partners on lateral opportunities.
Maggie Tassi relocated from San Francisco to lead the interim legal talent group in Denver. She will be responsible for both business development and client delivery, and she will focus on the recruitment and placement of contract attorneys and legal professionals for substantive assignments in both law firms and in-house legal departments.
The firm is focusing on those three business areas to start with, but it might expand into others if it makes sense to add professionals in other areas. Morton said he believes those three areas will communicate with each other — for example, in-house departments often have a say in the attorneys they work with, so there could be some overlap between in-house counsel and partner searches.