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Melanie Priddy *

Chief Talent Officer
Washington, DC Office

Melanie Priddy is Katten's Chief Talent Officer and oversees the firm's talent development structure, including Human Resources, Attorney Recruitment, Professional Development and Diversity. Melanie leads the development and execution of a human capital strategy that aligns with the firm's strategic plan, focusing on key talent acquisition, development and retention.

With over a decade of professional development, diversity and inclusion, legal recruiting/talent acquisition, project management, curriculum design and career counseling experience, Melanie is knowledgeable about current trends in professional skills program development, law firm diversity, the lateral/entry-level recruiting market, training, on-boarding/integration and mentoring initiatives. 

Melanie is a former Am Law 50 firm attorney.

* Not a practicing attorney

Shown below is a selection of Melanie’s engagements.

Melanie  Priddy


  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law
  • BA, Duke University


  • National Association of Law Placement (NALP), Board of Directors
  • Professional Development Consortium
  • Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association
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