PERSONNEL FILE: Kontner joins Steptoe & Johnson as HR consultant

By The West Virginia Record | Nov 11, 2010


BRIDGEPORT – Steptoe & Johnson has announced that Ann Kontner has joined the firm as a human resources consultant.

As a human resource consultant, Kontner will be available to assist clients with HR matters that do not require the services of an attorney, such as: human resources audits, interim in-house HR services, evaluation of HR materials, review of benefits administration and training.

Kontner is a former senior human resources executive with vast experience in all facets of the HR field. She brings to Steptoe & Johnson over 25 years of HR experience in corporate compliance, administrative management, staff development and executive leadership skills. She has worked for a wide range of employers including both public and privately held corporations, federal government contractors, and has experience working in both domestic and international markets. Kontner will assist the firm's clients from the Martinsburg office location.

Prior to joining Steptoe & Johnson, Kontner served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for XM Satellite Radio and then as President of Human Resources for Rosetta Stone. A graduate of the University of Maryland (B.S.), Kontner is actively involved with the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.

Law360 Litigation Almanac ranked Steptoe & Johnson fifth in the nation among full-service firms with the highest concentration of employment lawyers. The Labor and Employment Law Practice Group represents employers in all aspects of labor, employment, employee benefits, and occupational injury law. Group lawyers routinely help clients address management issues as well as adversarial matters in industries such as manufacturing, education, health care, construction, and natural resources.

Steptoe & Johnson is a regional, business-focused firm with strengths in energy, labor, employment, and litigation. It comprises more than 200 lawyers resident in nine locations throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. For nearly a century, Steptoe & Johnson has demonstrated its commitment to quality, devoting personal attention, experience, skill, and resources to client-focused service.

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