Bloom Sugarman Announces New Executive Director

Bloom Sugarman, LLP is pleased to announce that Lainey E. McLellan has been named as the firm’s executive director. In her role, McLellan will manage the day-to-day operations of the firm, duties that include legal administration, business operations, human resources, staff development and management, marketing, finance, accounting, information technology and vendor relationships for the boutique civil litigation firm. McLellan previously served as client care manager at Homrich Berg, a wealth management firm based in Atlanta.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lainey to our firm. The expertise and skills she brings are invaluable,” said Simon Bloom, founder of and partner at Bloom Sugarman. “In 10 years, we have grown from one attorney to 12 and we know that you cannot do that without talented staff. What Lainey brings on the operations side will allow us to continue to provide top-quality legal services to our clients and to continue to grow the firm in a skillful and intentional manner.”

McLellan’s experience includes more than nine years of leading, developing and implementing solutions to promote client satisfaction while assisting in the revenue growth of her previous firm. She also has experience managing firmwide marketing and social media. At Homrich Berg, she managed client relations for six high-net worth families and served as relationship lead for two extremely high-net worth family office clients.

Her duties also included:

  • Leading the firm’s customer relationship management software team;
  • Serving on the firm’s information technology team, marketing committee and office design steering committee; and
  • Serving as a member of the client service leadership team.

“I am thrilled to work with and manage support of the exceptional professionals at Bloom Sugarman,” McLellan said. “Throughout my career in the financial industry, client service has been a top priority. The lessons I have learned will serve me well in the legal industry.”

McLellan is an avid tennis player, gardener and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta supporter. As a member of the Ashford Park Friends of CHOA organization she organizes the silent auction for the annual Boots and Bluegrass Fundraiser and decorates mailboxes during the holiday season. McLellan’s favorite volunteer activity is Christmas Kindness at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, giving less fortunate members of the community a hand up. She lives in Brookhaven with her husband, Ryan, and their two daughters.

McLellan earned her undergraduate degree in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She also holds a certificate in Coaching Effectively and in Better Business Writing from Emory University and a Financial Paraplanner Certificate from The American College.