Wiggin and Dana Appoints Susan Wertheim as Chief People Officer

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NEW HAVEN, CT—Wiggin and Dana has announced that Susan Wertheim has joined the Firm’s New Haven office in the newly-created role of Chief People Officer. Wertheim is the firm’s fourth C-level leadership hire in the past two years as Wiggin and Dana continues to strengthen its professional staff.

Wertheim joins the firm from Goodwin Procter, where she served as Director, Human Resources Business Partners.

This hire continues Wiggin and Dana’s run of “Chief” level appointments that have significantly strengthened its professional management team. In January, the firm elevated Jana Simon to Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. David Tefft, previously of Eversheds Sutherland, joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer in July 2021; Brad Quilici, formerly of Hughes Hubbard & Reed and Paul, Weiss, joined as Chief Marketing Officer in March 2021; and Mike DeLargy joined as Chief Operating Officer in March 2020 from Barnes & Thornburg.

In her role, Wertheim will be vital to the executive leadership team. She will lead essential HR-related functions such as compensation, benefits, policy development, legal compliance, employee relations, and employee communications, and oversee and implement a comprehensive talent management strategy.


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