As Fenwick’s first chief talent officer, Neha is focused on the development of the firm’s most valuable resource—its people. She also ensures that firmwide professional and leadership development efforts are strategically aligned with business goals and structured to meet the demands of clients in a competitive legal marketplace.
Neha is a member of Fenwick’s senior leadership team; she sits on the executive committee of the firm and co-leads the firm’s senior management team. She also directly oversees the departments focused on attorney recruiting, legal personnel and training, practice management, corporate social responsibility and pro bono, and diversity and inclusion—taking a holistic approach to how we engage and develop our people throughout their tenures at the firm.
Neha brings to the role her previous experience as a practicing partner and practice management executive for another Am Law 100 law firm. As a lawyer, she began her legal career as a summer associate and worked her way up the ranks from litigation associate to partner.
As a litigation partner, she led the 900-lawyer firm’s committee on associates. She launched initiatives focused on the professional development of associates, developed innovative attorney personnel policies to support family leave and flexible schedules, and assisted in the creation and implementation of her firm’s Diversity Task Force and Diversity Action Plan. Neha subsequently found her interests shift beyond the practice of law and chose to focus her full attention on creating and building her prior firm’s practice management function and restructuring its approach to talent management.