Press Release August 25, 2011

Goodwin Procter Names Heidi Goldstein Shepherd as Chief Human Resources Officer

BOSTON, August 25, 2011 - Goodwin Procter LLP, a national Am Law 50 firm, today announced the appointment of Heidi Goldstein Shepherd as Chief Human Resources Officer. Shepherd, who joined the firm in 1999, was previously a partner in the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice. In her new position, she will oversee the firm’s professional development, leadership, recruiting, training and human resources activities, as well as the continued expansion of the firm’s Women’s, Diversity and GLBT Initiatives. In addition, she will play a key role in the firm’s communications activities within and across all Goodwin communities.

“Heidi is ideally suited to oversee the development and implementation of strategies and programs focused on Goodwin’s most valuable asset: its people,” said Regina M. Pisa, Chairman and Managing Partner of Goodwin Procter LLP. “As a partner, she often provided valuable counsel to the firm on our own issues in these areas and we are extremely pleased that she has taken on this important role.”Shepherd has extensive experience representing management and institutional clients in all aspects of employment relationships and has counseled clients on a wide range of employment-related issues that arise in their day-to-day business activities. 

She joined Goodwin as an associate in 1999, after clerking at the U.S. District Court in Vermont, and was named to the partnership in 2006. A member of the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations, Shepherd earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 1994 and her B.A., cum laude, from Georgetown University in 1989.

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