Law firm Fish & Richardson has appointed Katie Creedon as Chief Legal Talent & Inclusion Officer.
In her new role, Creedon will have broad responsibilities for leading and managing the firm’s legal recruiting, professional development, DEI and pro bono teams in Fish’s US, German and Chinese offices.
Before joining Fish, Creedon served as head of talent and inclusion at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks. She was responsible for creating and growing the legal recruiting and professional development department. She led the creation and implementation of the firm’s first strategic diversity and inclusion plan.
She has also practised corporate and private equity law in the US and Europe. With more than 20 years of professional experience, Creedon will play a key role in the management team, maintaining and strengthening Fish as a leading employer of legal staff in the intellectual property field. She will also help Fish to continue its strong commitment to its talent and to prioritise diversity at all levels.
Kristine McKinney, Fish’s COO and former director of legal talent and inclusion, said: “Katie’s wealth of experience in talent management, familiarity with IP, leadership in DEI strategies, and unique educational background in STEM coupled with an MBA/JD, makes her an excellent addition to Fish.”
Creedon is also enthusiastic about being involved in advancing Fish’s strategic initiatives to promote a diverse and inclusive firm where all team members can thrive.
She said: “Throughout my career, I have been a passionate advocate for creating an environment where the brightest talent can grow personally and professionally, and I’m excited for the opportunity that lies ahead.”
By the way, Creedon is also a member of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), the Professional Development Consortium (PDC) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Creedon holds a BA from the University of South Florida and an MBA and JD from Georgetown University.