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Katie McMahan

Katie’s resolute commitment to disrupt the status quo is the heartbeat of The Lawt and its community. Katie is an authority in attorney career development, talent acquisition and law firm growth, but it is her authentic and disarming approach to business that distinguishes her work and drives the purpose-driven mission of The Lawt.

Katie collaborates with in-house legal teams, executive directors, and shareholders of law firms to strategically grow their businesses. She advises lawyers to think beyond immediate career transitions and consider the implications of each decision on their professional arc and narrative.

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“I raise up my voice — not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard… We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”



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