ACC is committed to compliance with all applicable equal employment laws. ACC In-house Jobline listings may not explicitly or implicitly discriminate on the basis of any prohibited factor.
Listings on the ACC In-house Jobline are for in-house attorney positions only. While we do not accept non-attorney corporate job listings, if you are hiring a corporate legal operations professional, contact LawDepartmentOps@ACC.com. By posting a job on the ACC In-house Jobline or using the service as a job seeker, you are agreeing to comply with our Terms and Conditions, including those relating to discrimination. The system administrator may delete postings, which do not comply. Employer postings removed by ACC are not subject to refund.
We are very interested in your thoughts as we continue to develop the ACC In-House Jobline to better serve your needs. If you have questions about ACC In-house Jobline, please call our helpdesk at: 1-888-491-8833 Ext. 1125 (Extension Required).
Major, Lindsey & Africa has been retained on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a General Counsel for our client, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (AFI) to be located in its Tampa, Florida “retail” headquarters. Founded 1945, AFI is a family-owned home furnishings manufacturer and retailer that distributes home furniture products globally. With 25,000 employees, 900 Ashley HomeStores and 13 manufacturing facilities worldwide, in the last 10 years Ashley HomeStore has become the #1 selling furniture store brand in the world, and #1 retailer of furniture/bedding in the U.S.
The General Counsel will have a seat at the table with the senior executive team. The successful candidate will have at least 15+ years of legal experience; prior relevant in-house experience as a General Counsel or strong Deputy General Counsel with strong business focus on risk analysis and mitigation; and proven leadership/management skills to oversee a department of at least seven attorneys interacting regularly with international legal staff. The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, or a technical field; strategic vision’ and the ability to oversee commercial contracts, regulatory/legal compliance, e-commerce, transportation/logistics services, labor and employment, litigation management, trademarks, licensing, M&A, and government affairs. Retail or manufacturing experience, as well any international experience is a plus but not required.
Internal Number: O-2175464
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) 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. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly-specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA also provides executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate 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 Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit www.mlaglobal.com.