Firm Welcomes New Director of Recruiting and Professional Development

Published: February 16, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is pleased to welcome Heather L. Cavanagh to the firm’s leadership as its Director of Recruiting and Professional Development.  Cavanagh will oversee the firm’s attorney recruitment program including formation and implementation of recruiting strategies and candidate selection as well as acting as liaison to law schools and career services offices across the country.  She will also develop and implement firm wide professional development and training programs.

“Heather excels in all phases of attorney recruitment and professional growth, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Steptoe & Johnson,” said firm CEO Susan S. Brewer.  “Her position is crucial as we plan for the firm’s future and ensure that we build the right teams to meet our clients’ needs.”

Cavanagh joins the firm after serving as Managing Director for RPN Executive Search where she worked with companies and law firms nationwide to recruit and place attorneys.  She was previously the Legal Recruiting Manager for Seyfarth Shaw LLP where she managed attorney recruiting for two of the firm’s offices and worked closely with firm leadership on all aspects of recruitment.  She also served as the Manager of Lateral Recruitment for Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

Cavanagh earned her master’s degree from New York University and her undergraduate degree from Bates College.

About Steptoe & Johnson

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a U.S. law firm with more than 300 attorneys and core strengths in energy, business, employment, and litigation.  Steptoe & Johnson operates 13 offices in six states including Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia.   Visit and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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