Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
Organization Type: Law Firm
Position/Title: Chief Marketing and Recruiting Officer
Functional Area: Marketing
Year of Induction: 2014
200 Public Square, Suite 2300
Cleveland, OH 44114-2378
Jeanne Hammerstrom is the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer and brings 25 years of legal marketing experience to her post. She has firm wide responsibility for marketing, communications and practice development, and oversees a staff of business development, public relations, advertising, event planning and other professionals. She also participates in the firm’s Executive Committee, Strategic Growth Committee and Client Service Committee.
Active in the legal industry, Ms. Hammerstrom was recently named a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management. She is a former President of the International Legal Marketing Association (LMA), Chair of LMA’s 2009 Annual Conference and a past-President of LMA’s Pittsburgh Chapter.
CITATION UPON INDUCTION INTO THE COLLEGE
For more than 20 years, Jeanne Hammerstrom has helped and prodded her organizations to thrive through creative and sustained leadership. Beginning in 1994 at Tucker Arensberg in Pittsburgh, and now serving at Benesch in Cleveland, Jeanne has consistently developed winning communications, marketing, and business development strategies. She has also brought her talents to her firm’s Executive Committee, Strategic Growth Committee, Client Service Committee, and Diversity and Inclusion Committee. And she “gets” law practice management – especially as it relates to the firm’s growth opportunities, including lateral hiring and law firm combinations. She works with the firm’s leadership to identify practice group hiring needs and opportunities for expansion in various core groups and geographic markets. And most importantly, she shares all this experience beyond the confines of her firm.