Kathy Major

Business Development Director - Cleveland Cleveland
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Kathy manages the business development and marketing efforts of the Cleveland office, a group of 55 attorneys. She also oversees the business development and marketing efforts for the Real Estate, Tax and Private Client/Domestic Relations practice groups across the firm's ten offices. From 2008-2015, she advanced the initiatives of the firm's Litigation group, including launching the Privacy and Data Security group.

In addition to her practice group responsibilities, Kathy is a member of the firm's Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and manages its initiatives, working closely with the Chief Diversity Officer and the committee members.

Through a highly collaborative approach, Kathy’s responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and implementing strategic business development initiatives to support the brand positioning of Taft's Cleveland office and multiple practice groups.
  • Managing activities related to new business opportunities, sponsorships, public relations, media contacts, and budgets for practice groups across Taft's footprint.
  • Writing and developing customized responses to RFPs.
  • Transforming complex legal issues into pitch materials and seminar presentations that help the firm to win business.
  • Strategizing personal business plans and prospect approaches with partners and associates.

Joining Taft in 2008, Kathy brings decades of service sector relationship-oriented industry experience to the firm. She served as vice president of marketing in the commercial and retail banking industry and was a marketing director for the supply chain practice of a Big Four accounting firm. Additionally, she served as a marketing and creative director at an international Fortune 500 logistics company.


  • B.F.A., magna cum laude, The University of Akron

Professional Affiliations

  • Greater Cleveland Partnership Member
  • Lorain County Manufacturing Council


Community Involvement

  • Sheffield/Sheffield Lake School System Founder, Frances Dougherty Wilhelm Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Women’s Leadership Council of Greater Cleveland Member
  • BAYarts Member
  • SkillsUSA

    Competition Judge