Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP is pleased to announce that Karen M. Buckland has been named the firm’s Director of Finance.
“Karen has been a terrific asset to our Firm, and we are lucky to have her lead Hahn Loeser’s finance team,” said Tim McEldowney, the firm’s chief operating officer. “With her breadth of experience at the firm, together with her professionalism and leadership capabilities Karen is a true asset and contributor to Hahn Loeser’s success.”
In her new role as Director of Finance, Buckland will oversee the firm’s accounting department and continue to offer strategic guidance to the firm’s leadership regarding financial reporting. Buckland boasts more than three decades of accounts receivable and financial management experience and has been a member of Hahn Loeser’s accounting team for more than 23 years.
Before she was elevated to Director of Finance, Buckland served as the firm’s Director of Financial Systems since 2007, directing the accounting department and managing the various reporting needs of the firm’s attorneys and their clients. Buckland also assisted with financial reporting and analysis for business development initiatives and client relationship management.
A leader in the financial systems field, Buckland played an integral role in the early development of Thomson Reuters Elite’s 3E® Data Insight’s software by providing Elite’s development team with best business reporting practices for law firms analyzing their financial health. Under her leadership, Hahn Loeser has efficiently adapted to new billing technologies, which has positioned the firm at the forefront of financial analysis in the legal field – a position that benefits the firm’s clients daily.
Two other recent promotions in the accounting department are Laura Desimone (located in Columbus) to Financial Systems Manager, and Cynthia van der Merwe (located in San Diego) to Finance Manager. The promotions in this department, along with the firm’s conversion to Elite 3E®, signal Hahn Loeser’s commitment to technology and innovation, and ultimately providing the best service to its clients.