Caitlin E. Vaughn

Caitlin E. Vaughn

Professional StaffManaging Director Learning & Professional Development
Caitlin E. Vaughn
+1 617 570 1785

Caitlin Vaughn works to enhance the knowledge and skills of Goodwin’s attorneys and professional staff so that they can grow and thrive personally and professionally.

In her role as Managing Director of Learning & Professional Development at Goodwin, Caitlin is responsible for directing the firm’s 18-member learning and professional development team.

She oversees formal learning programs such as: 

  • the firm’s eight-week, full-time first year development program
  • the firm’s multi-day new partner integration program 
  • leadership programs for mid-level associates, senior associates and partners taught by senior faculty from Harvard and MIT
  • annual retreats for the firm’s senior Global Operations (GO! Team) leaders
  • substantive professional skills programs including client development, public speaking, matter management, and people management programming
  • substantive legal skills programs including negotiation skills, contract drafting, legal writing, oral advocacy and trial skills program
  • summer associate learning programs

She also works with cross-functional teams to implement and manage culture initiatives such as: 

  • the firm’s FlexWork program
  • the firm’s attorney performance management process
  • the firm’s partner/counsel and senior associate upward feedback processes 

She collaborates with senior management and partner leaders to align learning programs with organizational goals, integrate learning and professional development best practices into every aspect of an employee or partner’s career from onboarding to elevation, and foster a culture of feedback and continuous learning at Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Caitlin was previously an Attorney Development Manager and an associate in the Technology Companies practice at Goodwin.  Prior to law school, Caitlin also served as a research manager and researcher in the Information Technology and Procurement/Supply Chain groups at the Corporate Executive Board, now a division of Gartner.