Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, a full-service business law firm with offices throughout New York, is pleased to announce that Lucille (Lucy) Dadd has been promoted to Chief Legal Talent and Development Officer.
Dadd is responsible for the legal recruiting and professional development functions at the firm. She joined Harter Secrest & Emery in 2019 as the firm’s Director of Legal Recruiting and Professional Development. Before joining the firm, Dadd was the Major Gifts Officer and Assistant Director of Development at the University at Buffalo Law School and the Individual Gifts Officer with Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. Dadd started her career as a lawyer and practiced primarily as a litigator for nearly ten years in Western New York.
“Lucy has shown exceptional leadership and creativity in directing all aspects of our attorney hiring and professional development efforts,” said Craig S. Wittlin, Harter Secrest & Emery Managing Partner. “She has delivered innovative programs and approaches which have allowed us to continue to run a highly effective summer program and hire and develop talented lawyers throughout the pandemic and at a time of great change in our profession.”
Dadd received her J.D. from the University at Buffalo School of Law in 2004, and her B.A. from the University at Albany in 2001. She currently serves on the Planning Committee for Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. (ASI) Annual Lawyers for the Arts event.