MH Welcomes New Director of Recruiting & Professional Development

Houston, TX (May 26, 2023) – McDowell Hetherington is excited to announce Hope M. Young as its new Director of Recruiting & Professional Development. Hope will oversee and implement the firm’s law school recruitment program and lateral associate hiring initiatives. She will also be in charge of the firm’s attorney training program, in addition to the summer associate program.

“We’re thrilled about Hope joining our team,” says MH Hiring Partner Matt Matthews. “Her unique combination of experience recruiting at top law firms and leading alumni initiatives at the University of Houston Law Center make her particularly well suited to help us continue to identify, recruit, and retain superstar attorneys at a pace that matches our growing firm’s needs. Hope knows everybody and can get along with anybody. She’s a great addition to MH.”

Prior to joining McDowell Hetherington, Hope worked as Executive Director of Alumni Relations for the University of Houston Law Center. In addition to her work with the Law Center, Hope has served in recruiting and professional development roles at two AmLaw 100 firms. She started her career in Human Resources.

“My brief time here at the firm has been great,” Hope says. “Now that I’ve gotten to experience MH’s culture of achievement, integrity, and client service, I’m even more excited to help our attorneys grow and contribute to MH’s future.”

Hope holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is based in the firm’s Houston office.