Nora Shearer is the Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Seward & Kissel. In that role, she directs all aspects of marketing and business development for the Firm. She is a member of the Firm’s senior leadership, and along with the Management Committee is responsible for the execution and long-term success of the firm’s strategy. She brings vast experience to her role, having served as Global Chief Business Development and Marketing Officer at top AmLaw 50 firms.

Nora has more than 20 years of experience focusing on marketing and business development strategies in the legal and finance industries. She was CMO at Shearman & Sterling, where she led the global business development, marketing, and communications team across 23 offices. Prior to that, she was Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, where she led the marketing and business development team’s integration with her prior firm, Chadbourne & Parke LLP. In addition, she has held roles at DLA Piper, Jefferies & Company, and Amherst Securities Group.