Carlos Pauling

Executive Director, Partner Practice Group, Major, Lindsey & Africa

Carlos Pauling is an Executive Director in our Partner Practice Group providing oversight, strategic support and guidance to partner recruiters and practice specialists. He is also responsible for developing a strategy to grow lateral recruiting at a time when law firms are looking to their strategic partners to recruit the best legal talent. He understands the intricacies of working with and for law firm partners, offering a unique perspective many do not have. Carlos’s more than 20 years of business, legal and financial services experience paired with his personal experiences and relationships in the legal industry allow him to bring innovative and resourceful ideas to recruiting and the approach to lateral partner hiring.

Carlos joined Major, Lindsey & Africa in 2017 as a Director in our Law Firm Management Practice, where he led executive-level searches in marketing, business development, technology, human resources, recruiting, diversity, professional development, finance and firm administration at law firms across the country. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2019 due to his excellence in developing and nurturing relationships in order to make strategic talent decisions for his clients and candidates.

Carlos came to Major, Lindsey & Africa with more than two decades of banking, business and financial services experience representing some of the largest corporations and financial institutions in the world both as associate general counsel for Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) and an associate attorney at Moore & Van Allen, PLLC. Carlos also served in numerous executive roles for private equity firms and their portfolio companies.