Jeannine M. Rupp, M.Sc.
Several years of working in the two largest legal markets early in her career enabled Jeannine to observe the complex and unique challenges faced by lawyers and legal organizations. Returning to complete a masters program in organizational psychology cemented Jeannine’s desire to assist legal organizations to operate more effectively and healthfully, as well as her commitment to support lawyers in managing their professional and personal development.
With over ten years, including director level experience, within the industry, Jeannine provides consulting to individuals and organizations. She works regularly with lawyers and administrators at all levels through comprehensive and collaborative consulting to better understand obstacles and facilitate goals. Known for her expertise and unique experience in work-life integration, flexible working, employee engagement, and career construction, Jeannine’s work covers the complete range of talent management and organizational development issues for both individuals and organizations.
Prior to her current work, Jeannine was the first director of work-life in the global legal industry. As the Firmwide Director of Professional and Personal Life Integration (PPLI) for K&L Gates LLC, Jeannine reported directly to the Chairman and Management Committee, while working daily with lawyers of all seniority levels throughout the firm. She led the development of policies and programs aimed at improving quality of working life, equity, and engagement, including designing and implementing a groundbreaking flexible working/balanced hours program for the industry. Later she managed it operationally, and also functioned as a coach, to facilitate success for both the firm and its lawyers.
Earlier positions include recruitment and counseling for an office of career and professional development at a top-tier law school, recruitment and professional development at a large international law firm, and membership management at a historic women’s bar association. Her experiences in recruitment, retention, advancement, development and inclusion provide Jeannine with a comprehensive understanding and skill set in career development and transitions.
Jeannine speaks regularly at conferences and her work has been featured extensively in publications, including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal OnLine, The New York Law Journal, LawFirm Inc., Of Counsel, the ABA Journal, and the ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession’s, Perspectives.
She is one of only a few experts in the industry to be selected, trained, and serve as a Consultant for The Project for Attorney Retention (PAR) at the Center for WorkLife Law, UC Hastings and is an advisor for the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) International Committee’s global research. She is a member of the International Coach Federation, the American Counseling Association, the American Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of DC.
Jeannine has an M.Sc. in Organisational and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and a B.A. and A.B. from Miami University.
Jeannine presently resides in Washington, DC and travels as frequently as possible between New York City and London, both of which she has also called and still considers home.