Steptoe & Johnson Welcomes New Human Resources Director

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David J. Gorman to lead firm’s HR Department.

Steptoe & Johnson is pleased to announce that David J. Gorman has been named Human Resources Director. Gorman brings more than 22 years of experience to the firm, leading and guiding employees, and is accomplished at relationship-building, constructive change, and problem solving.

“Dave joins the firm during a time of exceptional growth, both in the number of attorneys and the geographic reach of the firm,” began Dean Turner, Chief Operating Officer of Steptoe & Johnson. “He understands the changing nature of our firm and the impact an effective human resources department has on the longevity and functionality of a law firm. Our employees will be well served by his experience,” he said.

Before joining Steptoe & Johnson, Gorman served the past two years as the Manager of Compensation and Faculty Relations at West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. There, he managed all staff compensation programs for more than 5,000 employees and was the primary liaison for all aspects of the physician-faculty benefit program. Prior to that position, Gorman spent more than 18 years at West Virginia University Medical Corporation as the Manager of Benefits and Compensation and the Manager of Employment and Employee Relations. During that time, he directed all benefit and compensation programs for more than 1,000 employees and was responsible for financial analysis, projections, and funding of benefit programs. Gorman also developed personnel policies.

“I am excited about the opportunity to join such a solid team of human resources professionals,” said Gorman. “The longevity of the human resources team members provides me with a solid understanding of the firm and institutional knowledge critical to our future success.”

Gorman is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he earned a Master of Science in Industrial & Labor Relations, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in both Economics and Political Science. He is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), and the North Central West Virginia SHRM.

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