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Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Brightline Virgin USA (Company) to conduct a search for a General Counsel position.
Overview: Brightline Virgin USA is seeking a Miami-based (not open to commuting) General Counsel who will have responsibility for the Legal and Compliance functions. Partnering with executive leadership, the General Counsel will be a critical player in driving the company’s business model and executing on its growth strategies, with the ultimate objective of generating returns to stakeholders. Moreover, she or he will interact frequently with the company’s private equity ownership group and numerous external constituencies to help communicate the company’s plan and progress.
Company: Brightline Virgin USA is the new benchmark for train travel in America with express passenger rail service, providing an important transportation alternative to connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Brightline will ease the stress of traffic, provide a simple and intuitive experience from door to destination, and foster new opportunities to explore more of South Florida. As the only privately owned, operated and maintained passenger rail system in the United States, Brightline is here to connect guests to the people, places and new experiences Florida has to offer. Brightline has blended premium train travel and hospitality to make riding an experience like no other.
Experience: The position is ideal for an experienced corporate attorney with public company experience in the travel or logistics industry (ideally airline or rail) who wants to be the General Counsel of a high-profile, innovative public transportation and real estate development company. At least 15-25+ years of experience including working in corporate law at a leading law firm required. This individual must have extensive experience negotiating commercial contracts, including construction and permitting with government agencies.
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.