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Kimberly Rennick joins Allen & Overy as Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer of the Americas

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28 April 2020

Allen & Overy today announced Kimberly Rennick has joined the firm as Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer of the Americas. In this role, she will oversee marketing, communications and business development activity, supporting the firm’s continued investment in its U.S. operations, with a particular emphasis on fostering deep client relationships through innovative initiatives that align with the firm’s global footprint. 

U.S. senior partner Tim House commented: “Allen & Overy has substantial momentum in the U.S., bringing in meaningful talent to further serve our clients with the deepest level of expertise and service. As we capitalize on the development of key practice areas in this region, having a strategic marketing and business leader that understands our vision and has the tools to drive the mission forward is critical. We’re confident that Kim’s expertise will complement and amplify those goals seamlessly.”

Rennick joins from Shook, Hardy & Bacon, a national litigation firm, where she served as Chief Client Development and Marketing Officer. Prior to that, she held several senior marketing and client development roles at DLA Piper.  Over the course of her career, she has driven forward business priorities through unique initiatives, building client pipelines across practice areas and executing marketing programs to drive brand recognition. Rennick has earned several industry distinctions from the Legal Marketing Association, an organization that recognizes excellence and innovation in the profession.

 “In the rapidly evolving business environment, it’s more important than ever to retain, grow and develop relationships. As we move through uncertain times, the impact of strategic marketing and business development efforts is critical,” said Rennick. “I am thrilled to be joining a world-class firm that is known not only for their legal excellence, but also a meaningful culture of interconnected colleagues across the globe that adds up to a very distinctive value proposition.”

Rennick will be based in the firm's Washington D.C. office and her hire follows several strategic business developments in the Washington, D.C. office including the promotion of Jean Lee to Managing Partner and the recent lateral hires of Jonathan Lopez and Billy Jacobson to the litigation and global investigations practice. These executive changes signal meaningful growth and dedication to the D.C. jurisdiction in the broader scope of the firm’s expanding U.S. presence.

She holds a B.A. in Communication from Saint Mary’s College, a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School and earned her MBA in Law Firm Management from The George Washington University.