Loyola Marymount University (“The University” or “LMU”) has exclusively retained Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) to conduct a search for a Senior Vice President & General Counsel (“GC”) to be located in Los Angeles, CA. Loyola Marymount University is an equal opportunity employer.
Overview: The General Counsel will serve as the principal legal advisor for the University, with overall responsibility for the vision and leadership of the University’s legal strategy. This is the first in-house General Counsel for LMU. Reporting to the President, the GC will provide legal advice and work collaboratively with the President, the Board of Trustees and senior University leaders. The role has significant responsibility advising and providing counsel to the President, the Board of Trustees, and senior management across all institutional areas including higher education law, governance, business law, employment law, contracts, and real estate.
University: LMU is a top-ranked national university rooted in the Catholic, Jesuit, and Marymount traditions and committed to fostering a diverse academic community rich in opportunity for intellectual engagement and real-world experience. The University recruits, retains, and supports an elite faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, and service. LMU’s three campuses are embedded in the heart of Los Angeles, and the University is deeply immersed in the intellectual and cultural fabric of the city.
Experience: The successful candidate will have at least ten (10) years of experience in the higher education space. Prior experience as a General Counsel, or as an in-house attorney in a university or college setting in roles of progressive responsibility. Familiarity with the complexities of California law is preferred.
Location/Relocation: Los Angeles, California. This is a national search.
Compensation: A range of $325,000 to $380,000 plus excellent benefits.
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 www.mlaglobal.com.