Cranfill Sumner LLP today announced that Katie Laymon has been promoted to the position of Director of Legal Operations. Katie is based in the firm’s Wilmington office where she previously served as the Office Administrator.

“Katie is an integral part of not only our Wilmington office, but also our firm as a whole, and we are proud to announce her promotion to Director of Legal Operations,” said Barry Pennell, Chief Operating Officer of Cranfill Sumner LLP. “Katie’s knowledge of business operations and her previous experience as a paralegal will be invaluable as she begins this new role.”

In her new role, she will oversee conflict compliance for the firm and work with paralegals firm-wide to help provide best practices, guidance and training.

Katie joined Cranfill Sumner as a receptionist in 2004 and has worked in a variety of roles with the firm including legal administrative assistant and paralegal and her most recent role as the Office Administrator in Wilmington. She also serves on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, GreenTeam and Wellness Committee and is a member of the firm’s Conflicts Compliance Department.

She is certified as a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Certified Professional (CP).  She is a member of the national and local Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) and the national and local Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Katie received her bachelor’s degree from the College at Southeastern and her paralegal certificate from Cape Fear Community College.