Nicole W. Joseph Named Inaugural COO of Culhane Meadows

Dallas, TXNicole W. Joseph, MSc has joined Culhane Meadows, the largest women-owned national, full-service law firm in the country, as their first Chief Operations Officer and Finance Director.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Nicole join the firm as our first Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director,” says James Meadows, co-founder and co-managing partner. “Her extensive experience with major organizations is a great fit for our innovative take on the law firm model, which aligns more with modern corporate practices.”

With a background in operations management, strategic planning and leadership, Nicole has spent much of her career in the finance industry, where she held senior managerial roles at firms such as Morgan Stanley and Moody’s Corporation.  She was Chief Operating Officer at Sharestates, Inc., and has partnered in her own consulting firm.

“I am honored for this incredible opportunity to provide strategic leadership and operational guidance as Culhane Meadows enters its second decade of legal service excellence for so many impressive clients,” says Nicole. “Demonstrated innovation, industry disruption, and an invested commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, are just a few of the attributes that attracted me to this role. As a Women’s Business Enterprise and the country’s largest women-owned national law firm, Culhane Meadows has built an environment that cultivates opportunities and empowers all attorneys to thrive and succeed on their own merit, regardless of background, gender, orientation or ethnicity.”

Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts from Hofstra University and went on to complete the Executive Education program at Harvard Business School and earned an Executive Master of Science from Columbia University, where she has been an Associate Instructor since 2017.

“Nicole is an accomplished leader and has exceptional operational acumen.  We are so excited to have her here at Culhane Meadows to help us continue to innovate and create a better way of practicing law for our partners and our clients,” says Heather Clauson Haughian, co-founder and co-managing partner.

About Culhane MeadowsBig Law for the New Economy®
The largest woman-owned national full-service business law firm in the U.S., Culhane Meadows fields over 70 partners in eleven major markets across the country. Uniquely structured, the firm’s Disruptive Law® business model gives attorneys greater work-life flexibility while delivering outstanding, partner-level legal services to major corporations and emerging companies across industry sectors more efficiently and cost-effectively than conventional law firms. Clients enjoy exceptional and highly-efficient legal services provided exclusively by partner-level attorneys with significant experience and training from large law firms or in-house legal departments of respected corporations. U.S. News & World Report has named Culhane Meadows among the country’s “Best Law Firms” in its 2014 through 2023 rankings and many of the firm’s partners are regularly recognized in Chambers, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers and Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviews.

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