Global Legal Recruiter Enters into Exclusive Licensing Agreement with Leading Benchmarking Firm to Provide Clients with Valuable Data & Trends

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MLA Enters into Exclusive Licensing Agreement with Leading Benchmarketing Firm GC Metrics

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As the industry expert and leader in legal search, MLA is committed to acting as a ‘brain trust’ for our clients by providing critical intelligence to empower them to make the right strategic and tactical decisions for their own legal departments.

General Counsel Metrics Merges its Robust Benchmarking with the Global Database & Deep Expertise of Major, Lindsey & Africa

Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced an exclusive licensing agreement with General Counsel Metrics, LLC (GC Metrics), the leader in law department benchmarking. Together, MLA and GC Metrics will collect and compile data for future surveys and reports, which will be jointly published.

“This arrangement is part of a strategic shift that will enable MLA to better serve its corporate clients by expanding our breadth of client services,” said Miriam Frank, a Partner and Vice President of MLA's In-House Practice Group. “As the industry expert and leader in legal search, MLA is committed to acting as a ‘brain trust’ for our clients by providing critical intelligence to empower them to make the right strategic and tactical decisions for their own legal departments. We look forward to working with GC Metrics and its founder, Rees Morrison, to uncover and provide valuable, industry-leading analytics to General Counsel, executives and legal counsel on a global scale.”

GC Metrics and MLA have partnered over the past few years to develop and publish reports relating to the corporate legal community, including compensation surveys and cost/staff benchmarking products. A copy of the most recent joint report, MLA's In-House Counsel Compensation Report, is available for download at

“General Counsel, executives and legal departments need to understand how their departments rank against their peers,” said Rees Morrison, President of GC Metrics. “I look forward to further combining our robust benchmarking strategies, data collection and reporting to provide more useful information to these communities.”

GC Metrics’ benchmarking report is issued and updated several times per year, and with more than 1,000 participants last year, is the world’s largest corporate legal department benchmark survey, covering staffing, spending and compensation. In turn, by placing the world’s top legal talent, MLA aggregates essential benchmarking information from hundreds of lawyers annually. GC Metrics’ and MLA’s exclusive licensing agreement brings an unprecedented depth and breadth of compensation and benchmarking data to this report. As with all previous reports, all data is provided in summary form and individual and company names are kept confidential.

To participate in GC Metrics 2013 benchmarking survey, open year-round, please visit

About General Counsel Metrics
General Counsel Metrics, LLC, has for years conducted the largest benchmark survey in the world on legal department staffing and spending. During the past four years, more than 2,500 law departments have submitted data to the no-cost survey and obtained releases covering 25 benchmarks and 26 industries. Founded and led by Rees Morrison, a veteran management consultant to corporate law departments, GC Metrics has developed an array of innovative data analytics for internal legal teams. To learn more about GC Metrics, visit

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. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA also provides executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London and Tokyo, 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. For these reasons, MLA was voted "Best Legal Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit To learn more about Allegis Partners, visit


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