Stephanie Elliott, Jessica Gil, Megan Lutes, & Tony Abel
Stephanie Elliott | VP & Branch Director | Robert Half
Stephanie Elliott is the Seattle Branch Director for Robert Half, the world’s first and largest specialized talent solutions firm. In this role, she partners with law firms and corporate legal departments across the Pacific Northwest by providing legal talent on a contract, permanent placement, and project basis.
Stephanie joined Robert Half Legal in 2015 as a Recruiting Manager and was quickly promoted to Division Director and then to Branch Director in 2020. Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Washington and an Athletic Member with the Washington Athletic Club.
Jessica Gil | Associate VP | Robert Half
Jessica Gil is an Associate Vice President for Robert Half Legal Consulting Solutions (RHLCS). Formerly a practicing attorney, she started with Robert Half as an Account Executive specializing in the placement of contract attorneys and paralegals before quickly transitioning into her current role. Jessica helps clients implement solutions in a wide variety of areas including eDiscovery & litigation, compliance, contracts and data privacy. Her clients rely on her to provide strategies and project plans that are transparent, predictable and effective. RHLCS works with law firms, corporations and government clients to build custom-tailored solutions to fit their specific needs and budgets. Solutions incorporate subject matter expertise, technology and staffing augmentation. RHLCS is the only single solution that brings world-class caliber consulting and one of the largest networks of specialized staffing resources together to help our clients prioritize, complete, and manage ongoing projects
Megan Lutes | General Counsel | Glowforge, Inc
Megan Lutes is the General Counsel at Glowforge, Inc., a Seattle-base based technology start-up that designs and produces 3D laser printers. Megan joined Glowforge’s executive team during a period of rapid growth and will be leading the legal function.
Megan came from heading up the legal team at Convoy, Inc. (another Seattle-based technology start-up), and is experienced in leading multiple substantive areas, including commercial transactions teams, domestic and international employment matters, and navigation of financing rounds. She specializes in building best in class legal teams in fast-paced start-ups where she innovates and creates best practice legal solutions.
Megan’s background includes both law firm and in-house experience with previous senior legal positions at Moss Adams (one of the country’s largest public accounting firms) and Expeditors International (a Fortune 500 international logistics company). Megan serves on the board of directors for Providence Pediatric Hospice of Seattle and the executive board for Centerforce. She is also on the executive board for ACC-WA. Recently, she was awarded the 2021 “Legal MVP Award” by SimpleLegal and also was recognized nationally by Women, Influence and Power in Law for Championing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion In-House, and for Innovative Leadership.
Tony Abel | Managing Director | Protiviti
Tony is a Managing Director for Protiviti’s Supply Chain Solutions Practice and head of Protiviti’s Intelligent Process Automation practice. As a distinguished consulting executive, Tony’s expertise includes business transformation and automation, focusing on cost reduction, efficiency, and risk management initiatives. His supply chain, procurement, and automation qualifications have been achieved through industry, management consulting, and outsourcing environments. He’s been providing performance improvement solutions to Fortune 100 companies for 20+ years across a variety of industries.