Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, announced the promotion of four skilled recruiters—Erica Hayward, Nina Houston, Shreya Regmi and Amy Vanderhoof—to regional candidate development practice leads for MLA Interim Legal Talent. The newly created roles are effective immediately and will allow MLA Interim Legal Talent to continue its exciting growth trajectory and meet the increasing demands of the contract legal marketplace.

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“For the past three years, our interim business has seen tremendous growth and demand for skilled legal talent who can take on project-based assignments or serve as subject matter experts on a moment’s notice. We have come to a transition point where we need to welcome regional leaders who are focused on coaching and development, strategic talent acquisition and market growth within our primary and emerging markets,” said Kirsten Vasquez, vice president, law firm recruiting and interim legal talent. “I am confident Erica, Nina, Shreya and Amy will lead our MLA Interim Legal Talent team to the next level of candidate delivery, continuing to exceed our clients’ and candidates’ high expectations.”

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Regional candidate development practice leaders will report to Nesli Orhon, executive director, Interim Legal Talent, and assume direct management responsibilities of candidate development recruiters within their assigned regions. Erica Hayward will assume responsibilities for the Northwest region, including Denver, San Francisco and Seattle, while Shreya Regmi will manage the Southwest. Nina Houston will be responsible for the Southeast as well as the Midwest, and Amy Vanderhoof will oversee the Northeast from Boston to Philadelphia.