Cathy E. Howard

Director of Professional Development & Records Management Cincinnati
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As the firm's Director of Professional Development and Records Management, Cathy provides the strategic vision for Taft’s professional development and training programs. She continuously refines the content and structure of Taft’s three primary professional development programs: Keystone for summer associates, Catalyst for first-year associates and Pathway for Taft’s junior associates. Cathy frequently collaborates with Taft’s attorneys and staff to create and manage CLE trainings.

Cathy also manages Taft’s records management team across all offices. This part of her role includes reviewing and updating the firm’s records retention policies and procedures and developing and implementing initiatives that focus on reducing paper-use and increasing efficiency.



  • Salmon P. Chase College of Law - Northern Kentucky University (2003)
  • University of Louisville (2000)


  • State - Ohio
  • State - Kentucky (inactive status)

Speeches and Publications

  • Regional Youth Leadership Law Day, Careers in Law Panelist, 2010-2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers (CALL)

    Fellow, 2009

Community Involvement

  • Campbell County Library

    President, Board of Trustees, 2014-present

    Member, Board of Trustees, 2012-2014

  • Johnson Elementary PTO

    Yearbook sponsor (2018-present)

    Spirit shop leader (2017-present)

    Fundraising chair (2017-2018)

  • Highlands High School

    Coach, Mock Trial Team, 2006-2011

  • Women Executive Peer Exchange Network

    (SOAR) Program Graduate