As the Senior Director of Strategic Growth, Missy Hower acts on behalf of the firm to implement the strategic plan with respect to growth. She works closely with practices and industry groups to identify targeted areas for growth and expertise, including the profitability of those practices. Additionally, Missy works with external recruiters to identify and recommend the highest caliber lateral candidates for partner positions in specific markets and practice areas consistent with the firm’s strategic plan, and she facilitates the vetting and approval processes. Missy also leads the firm’s lateral integration efforts, managing a team of professionals dedicated to supporting incoming laterals and their success.
During Missy’s 32 years with the firm, she has worked in many areas, including finance and firm administration, as well as having provided general support to the Executive Committee and the Management Committee. Missy has managed many of the firm’s initiatives, including implementation of the current practice group structure, and has served as the Business Manager for the Litigation and Intellectual Property practices since 2005 and, most recently, as Senior Director of Practice Management.