Lane Powell has hired Heather Oden as Director of Human Resources & Administration.
In this role, Oden will lead Lane Powell’s human resources and administration functions, and collaborate with firm leadership to ensure that all professional staff functions align with the firm’s mission and values of inclusion, engagement, efficiency, and client service.
Oden has extensive experience in the legal field across high-level HR, administrative, and firm management skillsets. She first joined Lane Powell in 2011, as part of the firm’s merger with Roberts Kaplan. After helping the two firms complete a successful combination, she then joined Ball Janik LLP, initially serving in an HR-focused role before becoming the firm’s Chief Operating Officer from 2014-2023.
Oden received her B.S. in Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University, and her Certificate in Legal Project Management. She volunteered in the U.S. Peace Corps, serving in the Kingdom of Thailand. Oden is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium. In addition, she received the Daily Journal of Commerce’s Women of Vision award in 2022.
Before proceeding, please note: If you are not a current client of Lane Powell PC, please do not include any information in this email that you or someone else considers to be confidential or secret in nature. Prior to the establishment of a lawyer-client relationship, unsolicited emails from non-clients containing confidential or secret information cannot be protected from disclosure.