The Legal Intelligencer has named Elizabeth McManus L’ 04, Associate Director for Professional Development of Career Planning and Professionalism at Penn Law, among its list for “Women of the Year,” which highlights the achievements of top female attorneys across the state of Pennsylvania who have made positive contributions to the legal community.
The Legal’s committee reviewed respected professionals from across the legal spectrum, including women working at law firms, public interest organizations, government agencies and non-profit organizations, and in the judiciary that “positively affect the legal profession in Pennsylvania,” according to the journal.
“The award couldn’t be more well-deserved. We’re lucky to have someone with Beth’s talent and experience as the professional development expert on the Career Planning and Professionalism team,” said Heather Frattone L’98, Associate Dean for Career Planning & Professionalism. “More importantly, our students are very lucky to have her. She has a real passion for developing innovative programs that provide students with opportunities to learn and practice the leadership and professional skills necessary for success as a new lawyer.”
McManus, a 2004 cum laude graduate of the Law School, oversees professional development curriculum for law students, manages of all CP&P programming for 1Ls, and counsels students on career plans and professional goals. Beth also teaches a seminar with Dean Frattone entitled Client Leverage and Law Firm Management, which introduces students to the skills needed to successfully navigate their careers in law firms. Prior to her work at Penn Law, McManus was an associate in the labor, employment and immigration group at Ballard Spahr LLP in Philadelphia and an associate in the labor and employment group at Proskauer LLP in New York City. Beth also clerked for the Honorable Renée Marie Bumb, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She is a volunteer with Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly and lives in Philadelphia with her husband Carlos Montoya L’04 and their son, Kiernan.