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Lewis Roca Welcomes Lauren Symington as Firm’s First Chief Talent Officer

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PHOENIX (April 17, 2023) – With a continued focus on the firm's development, Lewis Roca announced today the arrival of Lauren Symington as its first Chief Talent Officer.

As CTO, Symington is responsible for leading the firm's recruiting and professional development strategies, overseeing the recruitment, retention, professional development, and advancement of lawyers. She joins the firm's management team, providing leadership and direction in several key areas.

Lewis Roca’s Managing Partner, Kenneth Van Winkle, said, “Given Lauren’s extensive experience in legal talent, she is the ideal candidate to serve in this newly created role. As we work to recruit, develop, and retain talented people to join our firm, we felt this was the perfect time to bring on our first CTO.”

With more than 15 years of experience in legal talent, Symington brings a deep understanding of the industry and keen insight into how to develop and support legal professionals.

“The legal industry continues to evolve and law firms must be strategic in their approach to talent. In order to recruit, develop and retain talent, firms have to be ready to take innovative new steps to enhance the experience for their people. I look forward to leading these efforts at Lewis Roca as its first CTO,” said Symington.

Symington is an advocate of leadership and is passionate about helping professionals reach their full potential. She collaborates with firm leadership to promote a culture of inclusion and respect and is dedicated to improving the work-life balance of legal professionals and beyond.

Prior to Lewis Roca, Symington was the Director of Human Resources and Talent Management at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP. Previously, she has held various positions in legal talent, including leadership and professional development roles. Symington earned her J.D. from California Western School of Law and her B.A. in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University.

About Lewis Roca

Lewis Roca is an Am Law 200 law firm serving clients globally in complex litigation, intellectual property, business transactions, gaming, government relations, labor and employment, and regulatory counseling. Its offices are located in Albuquerque, Colorado Springs, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Reno, Silicon Valley, and Tucson. To learn more about the firm, please visit us at our website at





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