Heather L. Cavanagh
Director of Recruiting and Professional Development
(304) 598-5362
Office: Morgantown
M.A. New York University
B.A. Bates College
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Heather Cavanagh manages and coordinates the attorney recruitment program, including formation and implementation of recruiting strategies, resume screening, and candidate selection. She participates in the interview and offer process and acts as liaison to law schools and career services offices across the country.  Ms. Cavanagh manages firm wide professional development and training programs for members and associates including leadership and soft skills development, continuing legal education training, marketing skills, and substantive legal programs. She brings recruiting experience to the position having held recruiting manager and coordinator positions with several well-known law firms including Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP, Kobre & Kim LLP, Dentons LLP, and Covington & Burling LLP. Most recently she has been managing director with NYC-based RPN Executive Search, a firm that specializes in attorney placements. Ms. Cavanagh is also a member of the firm’s Recruiting and Diversity Committee. 

Work Experience

2018 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2017-2018 RPN Executive Search, LLC
2015-2016 Legal Recruiting Manager, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
2014-2015 Manager of Lateral Recruitment, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
2013-2014 Legal Recruiting Manager, Kobre & Kim LLP
2010-2013 Legal Recruitment Administrator, Dentons LLP
2007-2009 Legal Recruitment Coordinator, Dentons LLP
2009-2010 Legal Recruitment Coordinator, Covington & Burling LLP

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