Major, Lindsey & Africa Announces BIGLAW 2014: A LOOK AHEAD

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Jeffrey A. Lowe Revisits 2013 Predictions & Shares 2014 Global Legal Outlook

Our message in our last advisory was clear: BigLaw, it is time to adapt or die. We think this same message is equally true as we head into 2014. Only more so.

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced BIGLAW 2014: A LOOK AHEAD, a 2014 outlook for the global legal landscape authored by Jeffrey A. Lowe, Global Practice Leader of Major, Lindsey & Africa’s Law Firm Practice Group; Managing Partner of MLA’s Washington, D.C. office; and the leader of the Washington, D.C. Partner Practice Group. BIGLAW 2014: A LOOK AHEAD can be downloaded from the MLA website at

In BIGLAW 2014: A LOOK AHEAD, Lowe follows up on MLA’s 2013 Client Advisory, THE FUTURE OF BIGLAW: 2013 AND BEYOND, where he asked whether the current state of affairs was the “new normal,” and concluded that it was indeed the case. Lowe reviews 2013 predictions to determine how prescient they were and share MLA’s outlook for 2014. Lowe’s 2013 outlook is also available from MLA’s website at

Jeffrey Lowe’s biography is online at, and a teaser from the report follows, below. For the full report, visit

by: Jeffrey A. Lowe, Major, Lindsey & Africa
In the introduction to our 2013 Client Advisory, we asked whether the current state of affairs was the “new normal,” and concluded that it was indeed so. As we look ahead to 2014, we thought it would be helpful to take a look back at our predictions for 2013 to see how prescient they were, and to share our outlook for 2014…

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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. MLA also rounds out its suite of legal human capital solutions for both law firms and companies by providing highly-specialized, temporary legal staffing solutions. 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 has been voted "Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S." in the most recent national survey of National Law Journal readers. To learn more about MLA, please visit

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