Sheri Hiroms was born in Middlebury, Vermont. Sheri has been the Practice Manager of Cantilo & Bennett, L.L.P. and predecessor firms since 1997 and executive assistant and legal secretary since 1989.
At Cantilo & Bennett, L.L.P., Ms. Hiroms acts as the firm liaison with its clients, oversees case management and coordinates work for insurance regulatory clients. Ms. Hiroms also provides logistical assistance in client and professional development activities.
In conjunction with other personnel, Ms. Hiroms is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm, including information services, records management, library management, office automation, document construction systems, information storage and retrieval, telecommunications, litigation support, legal practice systems and other systems management functions. In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Hiroms also oversees the general management of the firm including strategic and tactical planning, business development, risk management, quality control, organizational development, firm planning processes and other general management functions.
Ms. Hiroms works closely with the firm's partners on lawyer recruiting, lawyer training and development, legal assistant supervision, work product quality control, professional standards, substantive practice systems and other practice management functions. She also has a thorough understanding of accounting and financial principles, maintaining general accounting procedures, financial management and analysis, and tax regulations, as well as the ability to implement solid internal controls.
Ms. Hiroms acts as the firm's HR director and keeps aware of changing employment laws and the many details relating to recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, performance appraisals, discipline and discharge and labor relations in general and effectively manages these important resources.
Ms. Hiroms has served as the Executive Director to the International Association of Insurance Receivers for 2011 and 2012.
Prior to joining Cantilo & Bennett, L.L.P., Ms. Hiroms worked for the Law Firm of William M. King, the past Securities and Exchange Commissioner in Austin, Texas. Ms. Hiroms also worked for the attorney of a non-profit association in the Austin area as the Director of Information Services for seven years.
Ms. Hiroms relocated to San Francisco during 1979 through 1981 where she worked as the Administrative Assistant to the President of Hills Bros. Coffee. After one year in this position, Ms. Hiroms applied for, and was promoted to, the position of Union Liaison providing personnel support for the San Francisco plant operations and assisting in the interpretation of company policies and the union agreement as it related to the day-to-day plant operations. She also administered all approved fund-raising campaigns and other community activities as they related to the San Francisco plant and its employees.