Jane is the Managing Partner of the Washington, D.C. office of Mlegal Group, Inc. One of Washington’s most insightful and experienced legal recruiters, Jane advises high-profile law firm partners and groups on lateral moves, and senior government attorneys transitioning to the private sector. In addition, she works with clients, primarily established law firms, on business-critical recruiting assignments such as succession planning in key practice areas.
Jane’s background, which combines the last decade as a high-end legal recruiter with 20 years’ experience as a practicing attorney and law firm talent developer, enables her to understand and address her clients’ needs in a rapidly growing and increasingly complex Washington, D.C. legal market. Jane is a trusted advisor to lawyers helping them to achieve their professional and personal goals. Law firms rely on her as a key partner for insider market intelligence and expert guidance on achieving growth objectives.
Prior to joining Mlegal Group, Jane was a legal recruiter with Major, Lindsey & Africa, based in Washington, D.C. Before that, she was a partner in the Global Technology Group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, where she also held the position of Executive Partner for Talent Development.
As testament to her contributions to the industry, in 2016, 2017 and 2018 Jane was honored with inclusion in Lawdragon’s “100 Leading Legal Consultants and Strategists.”
Jane earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics at the College of the Holy Cross, a Diploma of Education at the University of Melbourne in Australia and a master’s degree in applied mathematics from Brown University. She is a 1984 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and served as judicial clerk to the Honorable James M. Sprouse of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
In The News
- Lawdragon included Jane Roberts in its guide to 100 Leading Legal Consultants and strategists for 2019, and observed, “It’s worth noting the major shakeup underway in the recruiting world, where Jane Sullivan Roberts switched her practice from the historic Major Lindsey & Africa to the up and coming MLegal.”