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Legal E Welcomes Legal Industry Veteran Back to the Team

Washington, D.C., September 4, 2019 - Legal E Employment Partners, an award-winning legal staffing provider in the Washington Metropolitan Area, is excited to announce that Machelle Proctor will be returning to Legal E as the organization's Executive Director.

"We are thrilled to have Machelle rejoin and lead the Legal E team as the Executive Director.  Machelle is a former Legal E team member and as such, we have first-hand knowledge of her exceptional dedication and enthusiasm for business development and innovative talent solutions," says Jeanette Derby, CEO/Founder of Legal E.  Machelle brings to Legal E over 16 years of law firm management expertise as well as her prior experience with us as Legal E's Client Development Manager.

Most recently, Machelle was the Administrative Support Manager at an AmLaw200, global law firm where she directly managed over 100 administrative staff members satisfying the support needs of over 300 attorneys and legal professionals.  She was also instrumental in developing and executing professional development plans to advance the legal skills and professional acumen of the administrative team.  Machelle's law firm experience also includes her tenure as a Secretarial Services Manager and a Senior Manager of Practice Support at an AmLaw100 and an AmLaw200 law firm.  "Machelle's notable law firm management experience and incredible ability to develop enduring partnerships makes her a valuable addition to Legal E.  We look forward to offering our clients her inventive approach and know that she will always strive to enhance the experience of our loyal business partners and deserving candidates," says Derby.     

By spearheading the Legal E team, Machelle will energize efforts to expand our DC and Northern VA market share in the areas of direct-hire placement and contract services of support staff, paralegals, attorneys and executive-level professionals.  "As Executive Director, I am eager to apply my passion for legal staffing and professional development with my unique understanding of the law firm environment from the inside-the pressures, priorities, and requirements.  My plan is to partner with clients to design the most premium staffing and recruiting solutions available," says Proctor.  "Creating long-standing professional relationships with both clients and candidates is a top priority for me and Legal E's outstanding reputation and award-winning stature in the DC metro area's legal community provides me the perfect opportunity for success!"