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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.”

About BCGL

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

Crisis Management: Be Prepared. Be Protected.

Wednesday, March 28

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Seminar begins at 4:30pm

Lancaster Country Club

1466 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA

Light appetizers and refreshments provided.

Are You Prepared to Handle an Unexpected Crisis? Whether it's an allegation of misconduct, an on-the-job injury, a security issue or other unanticipated event, no one is immune to the risks of an unexpected crisis. Join us for a discussion on the steps you should take before, during and after a crisis to protect yourself, your business, your employees and your reputation.
BCGL partners Rory Connaughton, Litigation and Employment Law attorney, and Mark Lovett, Litigation attorney, will be joined by special guest Natonia Samchuck, public relations director from GRIT Marketing Group, to discuss effective crisis preparation and management, and will answer questions including:
  • Do I need a crisis communications plan and what should it include?
  • When should I get legal representation involved in a crisis?
  • How do I respond to media inquires when a crisis hits?
  • How should I manage media during a crisis?

Space is limited. There is no cost to attend.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 21.

Know someone who might be interested in attending?

Please pass the invitation along and ask them to RSVP here.

Questions? Contact Emily Forrey at or 717-945-5745.

Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Lucarelli LLC (BCGL) a large, progressive, leading law firm in Lancaster, PA, seeks a CEO to lead their organization. This new and innovative position will be an integral part of BCGL’s growth and success. Serving as the guardian of the firm’s culture, the President & CEO will lead the development of the Strategic Plan and be responsible for its successful execution. While overseeing the day-to-day activities of the firm, the CEO will be responsible for the following:
  • Lead process for the identification and acquisition of new physical headquarters.
  • Oversee and implement capital improvements as directed by Equity Partners.
  • Develop and maintain a keen awareness of the legal industry and market and be in touch with core business functions to ensure focus on key projects and priorities.
  • Develop and manage marketing initiatives.
  • Become immersed in and develop a strong connection to BCGL’s geographic market of Lancaster and adjacent counties.
  • Attend key community functions and industry events.
  • Take an active role in driving BCGL’s performance.
  • Develop and implement operational policies.
  • Select, manage, and develop BCGL’s exemplary team.
  • Provide financial management oversight, including working with Equity Partners to develop an annual budget, three-year forecast, and capital plan.
BCGL has engaged TriStarr to assist with this exciting search. We ask candidates interested in this position to provide the following information to Penny Hammer at by December 15, 2017. Only complete applications will be considered. Please include the following:
  • Resume
  • Detailed Cover Letter including Salary Requirements
  • 3 Professional References (please note those references you would prefer us to NOT contact without permission)
On Sept. 7, legal experts, Theresa Mongiovi and Angela Sanders hosted an educational, community event, “Making Workplaces Great Again – How will the Trump Administration Impact your Business?” at Lancaster Country Club. Local business leaders and human resource professionals learned about updates to employment topics including: the affordable care act, immigration, Department of Labor regulations, Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana act, and current federal and Pennsylvania laws. This event is a part of an on-going, special Enterprise Institute education series being held in honor of BCGL’s 5th anniversary. For more information about this topic, please contact BCGL at 717-945-5745.