Legal Marketing & Staffing Becomes a WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise

Denver, Colorado (January 27, 2023) – Legal Marketing & Staffing (LMS), a national legal search firm for law firms and in-house counsel, is now certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE). WBENC is the largest certifier of women’s business enterprises in the U.S. and a leading advocate for women business owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs.

“We are thrilled to be a WBENC-Certified enterprise,” said Katie McMahan, Owner and Managing Director of LMS. “WBENC Certification aligns with our values and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It is an important reminder to our clients that DEI is not only relevant to who we hire, but who we choose to do business with.”

Pamela S. Williamson, PhD, President/CEO, Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West shared, “We are proud to count Legal Marketing & Staffing as one of the 18,000 plus certified WBEs in the U.S.”

To become a WBENC-Certified WBE, LMS underwent a rigorous certification process, including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm that the business is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women.

About LMS and Katie McMahan

Legal Marketing & Staffing recruits professional staff, attorneys, and groups for law firms and legal divisions of corporations or government agencies in the U.S. Its services include retained searches for executive and partner-level positions, contingency searches, and temporary support for project-based needs.

Katie McMahan founded LMS in 2010. In addition to overseeing operations, she trains and manages a recruiting team and supports law firms’ strategic growth through partner recruiting and group acquisitions. Most recently she facilitated a 40-attorney group acquisition that involved six months of financial due diligence and nuanced negotiations, and, in 2022, she was retained as a “career damages” expert witness.

Katie is also a member of the National Association of Legal Search Consultants (NALSC), the professional organization committed to upholding the highest ethical standards in legal recruiting.


WBENC was founded in 1997 to develop a nationwide standard for women-owned business certification. WBENC is the largest certifier of both WBE (Women Business Enterprises) and WOSB (Women Owned Small Business) firms; and in addition, along with its Regional Partner Organizations (RPO), is the largest women’s business development organization in the world.