October 26, 2020

Harness Dickey Hires New Human Resources Director

Harness Dickey, one of the country’s largest intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that Jackie Romagnoli has joined the firm as the Human Resources Director. She succeeds Janet Shackleton, who has held the position since April 2000. The two will work together until Shackleton retires at the end of 2020.

“Having experienced leadership in HR is especially crucial as we look beyond the pandemic and seek to grow our diverse team of attorneys and staff,” says Bill Coughlin, CEO of Harness Dickey. “As we look forward to our 100th year anniversary as a firm, we are fortunate to have Jackie leading our HR efforts and helping us thrive in our second century.”

In her role, Romagnoli will oversee all Human Resource related staff and benefit issues for the firm, among other responsibilities. She will also be a member of various administrative committees, including the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which is currently working toward achieving Mansfield Certification for the firm, and enhancing the diversity of attorneys and staff at Harness Dickey.

Prior to joining Harness Dickey, Romagnoli led the Human Resources teams for two Michigan-based general practice law firms and an intellectual property firm. Her previous experience includes serving in senior and generalist HR roles in the banking, utilities, and energy industries.  

Romagnoli holds a Masters of Labor and Industrial Relations and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Michigan State University.

About Harness Dickey

Harness Dickey holds a #2 ranking from IAM Media for providing counsel to 44 companies with the largest portfolios of issued U.S. patents. The firm also ranks #6 for filing the most patent applications on behalf of those companies. Founded in 1921, Harness Dickey’s 100+ attorneys and patent agents focus exclusively on patents, trademarks, global IP management, litigation, and other IP rights. The firm has offices in Metro Dallas, Detroit, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. Visit www.hdp.com for more information.