CLEVELAND– LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire –Ulmer & Berne LLP, one of Ohio’s largest law firms, has hired Kenneth A. Zirm to lead the Firm’s associate development program. Zirm was formerly a partner with Cleveland law firm, Walter & Haverfield LLP.
“The hiring of Ken Zirm is an important step in demonstrating our Firm’s commitment to our associates, and to their professional development and career success at Ulmer & Berne,” said Kip Reader, the Firm’s managing partner.
According to Jim Cowan, the Firm’s executive director, Ken will do much more in this position than schedule training programs for associates. “The real value will result from Ken working directly with each associate in his or her professional and career development and ensuring that each associate is given optimal opportunities to grow and develop,” stated Cowan. “We say to each of the first-year associates, ‘Welcome to the Partnership’ because we expect every associate to fulfill his or her promise as a lawyer. The Director of Associate Development position was created to give each associate that optimum opportunity.”
Ulmer & Berne LLP, established in 1908, is one of Ohio’s largest law firms. The Firm was recently recognized in The BTI Consulting Group’s most recent survey of corporate counsel as one of only 85 firms nationally “who deliver the best value for the dollar.” Also, in a survey of Fortune 500 companies by Corporate Counsel magazine, Ulmer & Berne has been chosen as a Go-To Law Firm®. Less than one-half of one percent of all the law firms in the US and abroad received this distinction.
A full-service firm with over 180 attorneys in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Chicago, Ulmer & Berne represents publicly traded and privately held companies, financial institutions, pharmaceutical companies, family businesses, international joint ventures and affiliations, investor groups, start-ups and emerging businesses, public bodies, and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ulmer.com.