Major, Lindsey & Africa Works to Consolidate Legal Spend for Global Pharmaceutical Client

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MLA engaged by Teva Pharmaceuticals to conduct a Smarter Law consulting project designed to maximize their legal department’s effectiveness and efficiencies.

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Major, Lindsey & Africa is pleased to announce MLA Transform Advisory Services, which began operations in early 2018, has been engaged by Teva Pharmaceuticals to conduct a Smarter Law consulting project designed to maximize their legal department’s effectiveness and efficiencies using the award-winning Smarter Law process developed by Trevor Faure, CEO of Smarter Law Solutions and a consultant to MLA Transform.

Working with Teva’s Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer David Stark and Teva’s Senior Vice President for Global Procurement Thomas Donatelli, Major, Lindsey & Africa is providing guidance on how to consolidate and reduce external legal spend and developing solutions to drive efficiencies with a focus on delivering maximum quality legal impact at the most advantageous cost possible. Teva publicly stated that “this initiative is unique in scale and breadth within the legal profession.”

Lee Udelsman, a partner with Major, Lindsey & Africa and Teva relationship manager, said, “Teva has been a valued, long-time client with which we have had many conversations about the company’s need for high-quality legal advisory services to optimize the legal department’s effectiveness. We are excited to provide them with a solution through MLA Transform and our partnership with Smarter Law.”

Greg Richter, a partner and vice president for advisory services for Major, Lindsey & Africa, said, “Over the past 18 months, we have built a team, infrastructure and set of offerings now ready to serve the needs of the market. Our goal is to help law departments design and implement strategies to improve organizational performance. We are delighted to bring these solutions to Teva to help them achieve their goals.”

Trevor Faure, former Ernst & Young Global General Counsel and legal services leader, said, “Since Tyco and Eversheds in 2008 up to the award-winning AvisBudget transformation in 2018, legal departments and law firms have used the Smarter methodology to go beyond ‘more for less’ to ‘better quality for less’ using its broad range of techniques from emotional intelligence to artificial intelligence. We’re delighted that Teva is using this definitive performance improvement solution to maximize legal coverage, compliance and client satisfaction while minimizing legal cost.”

About Major, Lindsey & Africa

Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s leading legal search firm. The firm, founded in 1982, offers a range of specialized legal recruiting and advisory services to meet the ever-changing needs of law firms and legal departments and to support the career aspirations of talented lawyers and legal and compliance professionals. With more than 25 offices and 200-plus search consultants around the world, Major, Lindsey & Africa uses its market knowledge and experience to understand and meet client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. The firm considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. Major, Lindsey & Africa is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. To learn more about Major, Lindsey & Africa, visit


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