Dresam Advisors’ founder, Katherine (“Kitty”) Dockser, has been an active member of the greater Washington, D.C. legal community since graduating from The University of Virginia School of Law in 1988. After leaving private practice with Hogan & Hartson in 1994, Kitty formed her own executive search firm representing Fortune 500 clients and after quick success was invited to join as a principal of Heidrick & Struggles, one of the top executive search firms in the world. Drawing on those past experiences, Kitty then reestablished her own company and has successfully completed many in house senior level attorney searches as well as partner, practice group and associate placements over the past 16+ years.
Much like the role of a sports agent to professional athletes, Kitty represents partners and practice groups with an established client base in making the lateral move to their new team. Kitty Dockser has a strong track record of providing effective, creative and confidential counseling. She helps partners define their career objectives, evaluate compatible and realistic options, and facilitate discreet introductions and assist with negotiations.
Representative placements include Healthcare Groups, Real Estate Groups, White Collar Groups, Financial Service Partners, Mortgage Banking Group, Corporate Technology Group, Project Development Energy Groups, Environmental Groups, Labor & Employment Group, FDA Group, Capital Markets Group, Higher Education Counsel, Entertainment/IP Partner, Appellate Litigation Partner, International Trade Counsel, Litigation Counsels, Immigration Partner and Counsel, SEC Partner, Financial Regulatory Counsel, in house Compliance Officer, in house Real Estate Counsel, Chair of Federal Government Affairs and Public Policy Group, Corporate Partners, Energy Partners, Government Contracts Partner, Data Privacy Counsel, Corporate and Securities Partner, General Counsel Tax for a Fortune 100 Company, Deputy General Counsel of Investigations for a leading Government Contractor, Government & Regulatory Senior Counsel, leader of FHA Finance Practice, Assistant Executive Attorneys at D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility, as well as numerous associate placements across a wide range of practices.