Global law firm Goodwin announced today that Bonnie Ciaramella joined the firm as Chief Practice Management Officer (CPMO). Resident in New York, Ciaramella most recently served as the Global Chief Business Development Officer at an international law firm. Ciaramella reports to Goodwin’s Chief Operating Officer, Michael Caplan.
Ciaramella will oversee practice management across the firm’s Business Law and the Litigation Departments. As CPMO, she will lead a team of practice management professionals who partner with the firm’s leaders on the design and execution of strategic plans, resource optimization, innovation, process improvement, and identification of ways to serve firm clients and run internal operations more effectively and efficiently.
“Goodwin’s firmwide strategy is focused on convergence, serving clients’ transactional, litigation and advisory needs at the intersection of capital and innovation,” said Caplan. “In Bonnie, we are bringing onboard an experienced business of law professional to lead the execution of this strategy from the practice management perspective. With significant experience leading teams and driving change and innovation within the legal industry, Bonnie is the perfect fit for our Chief Practice Management Officer role. We are excited to welcome her to Goodwin and we look forward to partnering with her for the benefit of our clients.”
Having served as a senior advisor to leaders of AmLaw 25 law firms, Ciaramella brings more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership, strategy and planning, marketing and business development, business and financial analysis, and executive communications. She has held a number of senior professional staff roles within the legal industry. Ciaramella earned an MBA and a BS in Business – both magna cum laude – from Drexel University. She is a member of Drexel University President’s Leadership Council.
“I am excited to join the Goodwin team, which has been at the forefront of leveraging client feedback and collaborating with legal and business professionals to develop new services that benefit clients,” said Ciaramella.
Goodwin’s client partnership model embraces both the practice of law and the business of law when servicing clients and developing relationships. While lawyers are the primary resource for Goodwin’s clients, the firm’s Global Operations Team – its pricing, technology, knowledge management, practice management, human resources, marketing and other non-lawyer experts – proactively share their expertise with firm clients in order to broaden relationships. Visit the dedicated business of law mini-site, to learn more about Goodwin’s approach to client partnerships.