Cindy Lewiton Jackson

Director of Professional Development

I have a passion for creating and leading dynamic professional development organizations to help firms achieve their strategic visions and goals.

Cindy Lewiton Jackson joined Foley Hoag in January 2009 as Director of Professional Development. In this role, she created, implemented and now manages a comprehensive professional development organization for the firm’s lawyers and professional staff.

Cindy directs strategic planning, programs and processes for attorney career advancement, and oversees attorney training, mentoring, coaching, evaluations, performance management, and partner development initiatives. She is Co-Chair of the firm’s Attorney Review Committee and works closely with firm leadership to achieve its strategic and attorney development goals.

Prior to Foley Hoag, Cindy was Global Director of Career Development and Alumni Relations at Bain & Company. During her 13-year tenure, Cindy built, launched and managed worldwide organizations that created and drove initiatives for Bain’s global alumni and consulting staff in 36 offices across 23 countries. Prior to Bain, Cindy was a career development consultant with Drake Beam Morin and the principal of her own coaching and professional development practice. She also held positions in law firm administration at Hale & Dorr (now WilmerHale) and Nutter McClennen & Fish. Prior to her career in professional development, Cindy was a clinical social worker at the Beth Israel Hospital (now Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center).


  • Washington University, M.S.W.
  • Tufts University, B.A., magna cum laude

Honors & Involvement

  • Professional Development Consortium – Vice Chair; Board of Directors
  • Mid-Sized Law Firm Talent Management Roundtable – Advisory Board
  • National Association for Legal Career Professionals – Member