Scarinci Hollenbeck promotes Katerin Traugh to executive director

Scarinci Hollenbeck has promoted its controller, Katerin P. Traugh, to executive director, the law firm announced Wednesday.

The Lyndhurst-based firm said Traugh, who has been with the firm since 2017, will now manage its entire workforce of 120 people, with all of its department directors reporting to her.

“Katerin has the experience, the wisdom and the institutional knowledge of the firm to lead us through the COVID-19 crisis and take us to the next level when the world finally emerges from it,” Managing Partner Donald Scarinci said in a prepared statement. “She has the right temperament and personality to inspire confidence and inject our at-home work force with comfort of knowing that Scarinci Hollenbeck will not just survive, but that it will prosper during the difficult economic times ahead.”

As controller, Traugh had been primarily responsible for financial and accounting functions. She has more than a decade of experience in financial management, accounting and leadership positions.

Most recently, Traugh became Scarinci’s chief of staff in April, overseeing the firm’s transition from the office to at-home work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It has been a pleasure to work at a firm that has a vision for its future and a plan to achieve it,” she said in a statement. “Working with high-energy leadership and such an experienced team of attorneys and staff has been a rewarding experience. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to take the top job and embrace the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead as we prepare Scarinci Hollenbeck for its transition from the 25th-largest law firm in New Jersey to the Top 10.”