Laurie Lebrun is a Partner of Major, Lindsey & Africa, a global legal recruiting company. Laurie established her company’s Tokyo office in 2007 and is actively engaged in private practice and in-house placements in both Japan and Korea. Laurie is dedicated to creating a strong legal community in Japan. For six years, Laurie was a member of the Executive Committee of the Foreign Women Lawyers’ Association of Japan and chair of its Career Pursuits Committee. More recently, Laurie played a key role in establishing Women In Law Japan. A New York qualified lawyer, Laurie practiced for more than five years in the New York and Tokyo offices of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton as a securities and mergers and acquisitions lawyer. During this time, Laurie was involved in transactions in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines and throughout the United States.