Lora M. Whitticker is the firm’s Manager of Alumni and In House Opportunities. She works closely with the firm’s Marketing Department and Talent Management Team to develop a wide range of programs. Ms. Whitticker oversees all aspects of the firm’s alumni engagement strategy and assists firm lawyers seeking secondments as well as those interested in fully transitioning to in-house roles within corporate legal departments.
As a collaborative partner to the Alumni and In-House Opportunities Committee, Ms. Whitticker works with the members in each of the firm’s offices to coordinate and implement the firm’s alumni engagement events. She also works with firm leaders on certain aspects of professional development, including personal branding, resume revision, and advanced career planning for associates, partners and firm alumni.
Ms. Whitticker is a 2002 graduate of Indiana University School of Law, and began her career practicing law at Locke Lord and Dentons (then Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal) in Chicago, where she focused on complex commercial litigation, insurance and toxic tort litigation. She subsequently moved to the legal recruiting side of the profession with a nationally-respected legal search firm.
Ms. Whitticker is a frequently-sought lecturer on subjects relating to alternative legal career strategies, in-house recruiting, social media engagement, and career coaching at programs sponsored by numerous bar associations, professional organizations and law schools. She credits her community involvement for helping her to develop a vast professional network of attorneys, judges and in-house counsel nationwide.