(October 5, 2020, Washington, DC) — Steptoe & Johnson LLP is pleased to announce that Shauna C. Bryce, noted career counselor, speaker and author of "LinkedIn for Lawyers: Profiles, Job Search, Networking, Ethics, and Etiquette," has joined the firm as director of Legal Recruiting & Professional Development, in charge of lawyer hiring, development, and training. In this position, Bryce will also work closely with Steptoe's leadership and diversity committees to oversee the implementation of strategic talent priorities. Bryce joins Steptoe from Bryce Legal, a legal career counseling boutique she founded.
Steptoe Vice Chair Gwen Renigar commented: "Shauna was a law school classmate and I am delighted to have her join Steptoe. She is widely recognized for her skills in leadership coaching and professional development and has advised some of the nation’s top lawyers at law firms as well as inhouse legal departments, including Google, DreamWorks, Major League Baseball, and the White House. As her arrival coincides with that of our first-year associates, who started October 1, Shauna will help our new talent start their careers with a strong focus on professional development and training."
A graduate of Harvard Law and the Johns Hopkins University, Bryce began her career in the Manhattan flagship office of an AmLaw 20 international law firm. Finding her passion in counseling lawyers on their career and professional development, Bryce moved into legal consulting and writing. Her first book, the acclaimed "How to Get a Legal Job: A Guide for New Attorneys and Law School Students," expanded into a series, followed by an advice column in Bloomberg Law and the American Bar Association, and LexisNexis webinars. In all, she has authored eight books for lawyers and law school students, written more than 50 articles and blog posts, and presented at more than 40 conferences and events.
"I'm delighted to be joining Steptoe, where I look forward to working with firm leadership and talent committees to help recruit the most talented young lawyers and shepherd them through their legal development. I also look forward to building upon the many D&I initiatives the firm has implemented to further create a welcoming work environment where all can thrive."
Bryce has served in leadership positions in a variety of associations, including numerous Harvard and Johns Hopkins alumni and affinity groups. She is the global chair of Hopkins Alumni in Law, the official Johns Hopkins University law affinity group.
In more than 100 years of practice, Steptoe has earned an international reputation for vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in structuring business transactions. Steptoe has more than 500 lawyers and other professional staff across offices in Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington. For more information, visit www.steptoe.com.