LANCASTER, Pa. – Following an extensive, nationwide search, Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli (BCGL) is proud to announce the hiring of Steven Mauro as the firm’s first CEO. The announcement is an innovative change that breaks from the traditional leadership model of the legal industry which usually operates with a managing partner as opposed to a CEO.
“Having an experienced CEO guide our strategic business decisions as opposed to a practicing lawyer is the future of our industry,” said Rory Connaughton, partner and litigation and employment law attorney at BCGL. “As a strategic, business professional, Steve is an expert who will differentiate the firm and identify opportunities for the development of new products and services in the future.”
Mauro competed against more than 150 applicants from across the nation for the new position. In his role as CEO, he will help the firm set and implement strategy as well as oversee daily operations that will continue to create more efficiencies, enable the team to better serve their clients, and explore new opportunities to expand and grow the business and its services. Mauro is currently meeting with BCGL leadership to begin developing a strategic planning process for the firm’s continued growth and success.
“The dynamics in our industry are rapidly changing as many new ‘alternative providers’ or non-legal firms are entering the market as competitors and offering services such as document retention, legal research and more,” said Mauro. “It’s important to keep all options open when it comes to growing the firm. Since BCGL is an entrepreneurial firm with forward-thinking partners, I was attracted to this dedication to continuously improve and evolve to better meet the clients’ needs.”
Prior to joining BCGL, Mauro served as chief operating officer (COO) for multiple other law firms throughout the country. As a former COO, Mauro has successfully led planning and implementation strategies as well as built firms’ capacity to implement growth strategy and scaled operations for anticipated size and revenue growth.
Mauro holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston College in accounting. He also holds an MBA from Villanova University and, although he will not be actively practicing law, he earned his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law. In addition to his degrees, Mauro is a Certified Public Accountant.
“We’re incredibly fortunate to have found a candidate that has a legal background combined with such extensive business expertise,” added Connaughton. “Steve understands our business, our clients and how to ensure that BCGL continues to be a leading innovator in our industry.”
Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli LLC was founded in July of 2012 by a group of nine diverse attorneys who share a commitment to excellence in client service. BCGL provides the highest quality legal services by building relationships with each client to provide sound legal advice and business judgment tailored to the individual client’s needs and circumstances. To learn more, please visit www.bcgl-law.com.