Jon Lindsey, is a Managing Partner at the legal executive search firm Major, Lindsey, and Africa, also known as MLA Global, which employees 219 consultants and has locations in 30 cities. Prior to that he was an Associate at the law firm Debevoise & Plimpton. He was also previously an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He served as deputy counsel to both the Chair of the City Planning Commissioner and the NYC Department of City Planning. He clerked for Irving R. Kaufman when Kaufman was Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd district of New York. He formerly served as an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School. Jon was previously the Chair of the Village of Saltaire Board of Zoning Appeals. He also previously served on the Board of the City Budget Commission of New York.
Jon co-authored the book Managing People in Today’s Law Firm (1995), and has authored various articles for American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, the National Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, the International Financial Law Review, and other magazines. He has given speeches for the American Management Association, the Federal Bar Counsel, the Practicing Law Institute, and the Association of General Counsel. He was formerly on the board of editors for American Lawyer’s Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report. Jon is currently on the board of George Jackson Academy. He was formerly on the board of the Spence School. He was also formerly on the Small Law Firm Management Council of the Association of the Bar of New York. Jon earned his law degree from Columbia University in 1975, where he was managing editor of the Law Review. Jon earned his bachelor’s in government from Wesleyan University in 1972.