Blank Rome Chief Strategy Officer Placed by Major, Lindsey & Africa

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Major, Lindsey & Africa is pleased to announce the placement of Beatrice Seravello as Chief Strategy Officer for Blank Rome.

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, announced today the placement of Beatrice Seravello as Chief Strategy Officer of Blank Rome. Reporting to Patrick O. Cavanaugh, Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Seravello will work directly with department heads and practice group leaders to develop and implement policies supporting the firms overall growth strategy. She will manage the firm’s practice support organization and will work with firm leaders on business plan development, financial performance analysis, marketing and staffing strategies, information management and training and development. The search was led by Melanie Bennet, Global Practice Leader, and Scott Kessler, Managing Director, of MLA’s Law Firm Management Practice.

“By creating the position of Chief Strategy Officer, Blank Rome places itself at the forefront of law firms that recognize the practice of law is becoming more complex and businesslike on a daily basis,” says Melanie Bennet, Global Practice Leader, Law Firm Management Group. Scott Kessler, who recruited Bea to join the firm, adds “Bea is an accomplished professional who is capable of playing a key role in shaping and implementing firm strategy allowing Blank Rome to continue to provide the highest quality professional services to clients.”

Seravello joins Blank Rome with more than 25 years of experience in the legal industry. She served as Practice Group Director for Dechert, where, as leader of the firm wide global practice structure, she established standards and best practices across all practice groups. Prior to Dechert, Seravello was Managing Director, International Marketing with the New York Stock Exchange. Previously she was Executive Director at Davis & Gilbert where she was responsible for managing the business and marketing of the firm. Seravello began her career in the legal field as Office Manager at New York firm Feit & Ahrens.

Seravello holds a B.A. from Queens College, New York.

Blank Rome
With more than 500 attorneys serving clients across the globe, Blank Rome is an international law firm representing businesses and organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-up entities. It is ranked as the 86th largest law firm in the United States in terms of revenue, according to the AmLaw 100 Survey. Blank Rome has nine offices in the United States, one in Hong Kong and in 2011 opened an office in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.

About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa 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. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ 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. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at

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