With Addition of Preeminent Legal Recruiter Jane Sullivan Roberts
Firm also Grows New York Presence with Hiring of Rob Delicate
Mlegal Group, a premier legal search company, announced today the arrival of Jane Sullivan Roberts, one of the region’s leading legal recruiters, to establish its official presence in Washington, D.C. In addition, the firm has expanded its team in New York with the arrival of Rob Delicate.
Roberts, who will serve as managing partner of Mlegal’s Washington, D.C. office, was previously a longtime partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa. She is one of the area’s leading legal recruiters, advising top government lawyers and private practitioners on their career moves. She is also an advisor to many top law firms on their hiring strategies in the nation’s capital.
Roberts’ career encompasses more than a decade in legal recruiting, focused on the Washington, D.C. market. Prior to that, she spent 20 years as a practicing attorney, including as a partner in the Global Technology Group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where she also held the position of Executive Partner for Talent Development.
“Mlegal has assembled a highly experienced and sophisticated team of legal recruiters in recent years, and I am delighted to join the team and expand its talent and presence to Washington, D.C.,” said Roberts. “The D.C. legal market has become increasingly complex, and we offer top government attorneys seeking to transition to private practice, as well as sought-after lateral candidates and law firms focused on expansion, an in-depth knowledge of the market and sophisticated guidance as they make important career and strategic business changes.”
Delicate, managing director in the New York office and also an attorney, joins Mlegal from Audrey Golden Associates in New York. He has extensive experience placing individuals, groups and practice group chairs into Am Law 100 firms. Delicate joins Patty Morrissy, managing director who launched Mlegal’s New York office three years ago.
“I was drawn to Mlegal as the firm is comprised of extremely experienced and collegial recruiters focused on high-level law firm partner and group representation,” said Delicate. “I look forward to continuing to grow our presence in New York and working with my colleagues across the U.S. and in Europe.”
"There are few recruiters in Washington with Jane’s insight and ability to advise clients with such a high degree of sophistication, and we could not find a more ideal person to help us establish a presence there,” said CEO Joe Macrae. “Jane’s expertise advising transitioning government lawyers meshes well with that of Natasha Innocenti, a partner in our San Francisco office. Furthermore, the addition of Rob, a rising star in partner recruiting in New York, is a very important development as Mlegal builds in this critical market.”
Mlegal’s Washington, D.C. office opening and the arrival of Roberts and Delicate follow Mlegal’s recent London expansion, marked by the late 2018 arrival of Melinda Wallman, one of London’s top legal recruiters. Melinda joined Partner Andy Russell, who opened the London office in 2017. Addressing the need for law firms to improve their recruitment and integration of partners across borders, Mlegal is building one close-knit team of highly experienced recruiters.
The Washington, D.C. office will be located at the Willard Office Building, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 770, Washington, D.C. 20004.
About Mlegal Group
Founded in 2001, Mlegal has grown from its San Francisco Bay Area origins to become an internationally recognized elite legal search practice representing many of the most successful and innovative law firms in the United States and Europe. The company has offices in London, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. To learn more about Mlegal, please visit www.mlegalgroup.com.