We are excited to announce the addition of Hannah L. Renfro, J.D. to the Lake Effect HR & Law team!
Hannah has over 15 years of experience representing clients on a wide range of matters, including employment litigation; crisis and communication management; governmental relations; compliance and risk management; strategies for hiring and retaining staff; and general employment matters.
Prior to joining Lake Effect, Hannah served as Chief Legal Officer at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for 7 years. She was instrumental in creating the organization and establishing its legal and compliance functions. Hannah oversaw the development of the organization’s policies and procedures, and training the Board of Directors, officers, and employees on those policies and procedures.
In addition to her in-house experience, Hannah practiced at Foley & Lardner (Madison), Godfrey & Kahn (Madison), and Rathje Woodward (Madison). While in private practice, Hannah litigated complex commercial matters involving non-compete agreements, employment discrimination, intellectual property and contract disputes, antitrust law, and campaign finance. She also has a broad range of experience in negotiating disputes and advising clients on how to minimize exposure to litigation.
“I am thrilled to be working with the amazing team at Lake Effect,” Renfro said. “The firm has created a unique, comprehensive approach to HR and employment law. I look forward to applying my background to help achieve Lake Effect’s mission and vision for our clients.”
Jane Clark, CEO and Managing Partner, remarked on what an exceptional coup it was to recruit Hannah, “She fits perfectly within the Lake Effect model with her blend of in-house and external advisory experience. Even better, she is a terrific culture fit, supporting our core values with a keen intellect, quick wit, and ready laugh. “
Check out Hannah's full bio here.