Major, Lindsey & Africa Launches 2nd Partner Compensation Survey

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Major, Lindsey & Africa announced today the launch of the 2012 MLA Partner Compensation Survey.

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, announced today the launch of the 2012 MLA Partner Compensation Survey. The Survey is being sent to more than 40,000 law firm partners across the United States. It is a follow up to the ground-breaking 2010 survey which represented the most comprehensive effort undertaken to date to identify ranges of partner compensation and the criteria law firms use to determine partner compensation. The Survey, which is completely anonymous and confidential, was developed by Jeffrey Lowe, Managing Partner of MLA’s Washington, D.C. office. ALM Legal Intelligence, an independent research company, is conducting the survey on behalf of MLA.

“We are excited to be launching the 2012 Survey,” says Lowe. "Prior to the 2010 Survey, partner level compensation and other practice metrics, such as billable hours and originations, had never been captured on this scale before. The response to the survey by partners across the nation was tremendous, and we look forward to sharing the results of the 2012 Survey with the entire legal community."

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 a recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at

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