Jeanne Michelle Picht


Jeanne Michelle Picht



Jeanne Michelle Picht was raised in Thailand, Kansas, and Alabama. She is a 1984 graduate of Huntsville Alabama's S. R. Butler High School. After high school she enrolled at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, graduating with a B.S. degree in biology in 1989. Picht remained in Huntsville after graduation, working in the University's Library for two years. In 1991, she enrolled at the Indiana University School of Law, where she received her JD degree, Cum Laude, in 1994.

Jeanne Picht’s legal career began in Louisville, Kentucky, where she became an associate with the Stites & Harbison law firm. In 1996 she joined the LexisNexis team, first as an Applications Consultant and then as an Account Manager. In 2003, she returned to Stites & Harbison as Director of Professional Development & Recruitment. In the position, she advised and consulted with organizations and schools to improve how they select, recruit, develop, and advance their human capital by leveraging and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data sources. In 2015, she became the Director of Attorney Talent Strategy for the Mountain View, California, firm of Fenwick & West, before becoming the Professional Development Manager for the Washington, DC, frim Thompson Hine, in 2018. In 2019, Picht became Director of Professional Development at the DC offices of Fried Frank.

Picht writes and speaks on professional development, leadership, and legal employment recruiting. Since 2007, she has been a member of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Alumni Board (president in 2017) and since 2016 she has been a member of the school’s Board of Visitors. Jeanne Michelle Picht was named a recipient of an Indiana University Maurer School of Law Distinguished Service Awards in 2018.


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