Chief Recruiting Officer
Ari A. Katz has over 17 years of extensive recruiting experience at two major AmLaw Firms. He is currently the Chief Recruiting Officer at Womble Bond Dickinson where he oversees all attorney hiring in the Firm’s 14 domestic offices. Ari is responsible for implementing the strategic lateral hiring plans across all of the Firm’s practice groups. Ari works collaboratively with the Executive Committee of the Firm to identify potential lateral targets (mergers, groups of laterals or boutiques) that the Firm should consider. During the course of Ari’s career he has been responsible for recruiting over 250 lateral partners and over 525 associates to the Firm’s where he has worked. Ari has held numerous leadership positions in NALP (National Association for Law Placement) and NYCRA (The New York City Recruitment Association) over the years, and he is currently a member of ALRA (the Atlanta Legal Recruitment Association.) Over the years Ari has participated in over 40 panels regarding lateral partner and associate recruiting and integration, and he has spoken at many annual NALP conferences on various recruiting topics. Ari earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.S., magna cum laude, from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.