Madrid Joins DHR International as Washington DC Managing Director, Legal & Compliance Global Practice Leader

February 4, 2013

Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Linda Madrid has joined as managing director and global leader of the firm's legal & compliance practice.

As managing director, she will lead the firm's Washington, D.C. office. As global leader of the legal & compliance practice, Madrid will be responsible for guiding and executing senior level search assignments. Madrid brings more than 25 years of professional experience as a corporate executive and business lawyer to DHR and she was most recently a senior client partner of Korn Ferry International's Legal Center of Expertise.

"We're excited that Linda has joined our team to lead our Washington, D.C. office as well as spearhead the continued development of our legal and compliance practice," said Geoffrey Hoffmann, CEO of DHR International. "Her expertise, broad knowledge and proven track record in the sector will be a tremendous resource for our clients."

Madrid has been widely recognized for her leadership in both the business and legal communities, including being named as one of the "100 Most Influential Hispanics in Business" by Hispanic magazine. She was also honored by the Hispanic National Bar Association, along with others including now Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, with its Latina Pioneer Award. Madrid was also honored by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association with its inaugural Trailblazer Award.

Prior to joining the executive search industry, Madrid served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel with Fannie Mae. She also spent eight years with CarrAmerica Realty Corporation, and served as managing director, general counsel, chief compliance and ethics officer, and corporate secretary. Before joining CarrAmerica, Madrid was with Riggs National Corporation, a bank-holding company, where she served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. She began her career as a commercial litigator, practicing at several law firms, including Sidley & Austin.

Madrid received her juris doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as editor of the Georgetown Law Journal, and her bachelor's degree in political science, summa cum laude, from Arizona State University. Madrid is an officer and board member of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital as well as a national delegate.