Miriam Frank leads MLA’s Talent Management Consulting offering, a part of MLA Transform Advisory Services. Miriam’s particular focus is assisting corporate law departments and law firms as they seek to meet the needs – now and in the future – of complex and growing businesses. As part of this mission, Miriam helps general counsel and managing partners gain a deeper understanding of the individuals and teams that make up their departments and firms and insights as to how their work is viewed by their internal and external clients. This assistance allows the lawyer manager, new or experienced, to ensure that the legal organization is optimally organized and its members motivated and aligned. A certified executive coach, former in-house lawyer, experienced manager and leader, and executive search consultant, Miriam also supports and guides general counsel and other senior lawyers new to their role as they acclimate to new responsibilities. She brings more than 30 years of experience and a warm, down-to-earth manner to her coaching and consulting. Miriam is certified by and is a member of the International Coach Federation, Board Certified (by the Center for Credentialing and Education), and holds the credential of Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach. She is also certified and skilled in the use of a number of recognized assessments useful to her clients for both selection and ongoing development.
Miriam is a member of the leadership team of Major, Lindsey & Africa, the world’s most prominent search and consulting firm focused on placement of lawyers. In this role, she has worked closely with many general counsel and other senior executives, gaining a unique perspective on what they look for when they hire senior talent. Previously, Miriam conducted senior level searches on behalf of corporate law departments in a wide range of industries, all over the country. She is based in the firm’s San Diego office.
A Midwest native, she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College with a degree in Psychology and earned her M.A. in Personality Psychology and her J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Michigan. Miriam joined Major, Lindsey & Africa in 1993 after holding positions as a commercial litigation associate with Katten Muchin Rosenman, Associate Counsel with American Hospital Supply Corporation, Chief Litigation Counsel for Heller Financial, Inc., and as a legal recruiter with a local Chicago firm.