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Director of Recruiting and Professional Development

Katie is a recruiting and human resources professional with nearly 15 years of experience at top law firms, including Am Law 100 firms. She is responsible for attorney recruiting and retention efforts across Varnum's eight offices, and she runs the firm's attorney professional development initiatives. Katie has extensive experience leading summer associate programs as well as managing relationships with law school career services offices and attorney search firms. She also supports the firm's diversity and inclusion efforts.

 Katie is recognized by her peers as a leader in the legal recruiting and professional development field. Most recently, she was elected to serve on the National Association for Law Placement's Regional Resource Council from 2019-2021, serving as a liaison to the organization for legal employers and law schools in the Midwest. She previously served on NALP's Nominating Committee from 2016-2017 and presented at the annual conference in 2013. Katie also served as president of the Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators in 2015, after time on the board as vice president in 2014 and secretary 2013.


Professional Affiliations

Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators: 2008 - 2018; president, 2015; vice president, 2014; secretary, 2013

National Association for Law Placement: member, 2006 - present; Regional Resource Council, 2019 - 2021; Nominating Committee, 2016 - 2017; annual conference presenter, 2013

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University of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi
B.A., English, summa cum laude, 2003

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