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HUNTINGTON, WV -

Jami Suver has become of counsel at Steptoe & Johnson, joining the firm's labor and employment group. She will practice out of the Huntington office.

Suver joins the firm after spending nearly seven years as the director of acquisitions for King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Ky. Prior to that, she served 15 years as senior counsel for Ashland Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturing and chemical distribution company. Suver began her legal career in Columbus, Ohio, at the firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.

During her legal career, Suver has advised and trained employees on compliance with health care laws, corporate policies and records management and reviewed, negotiated and drafted complex contracts for publicly traded and private corporations. She has experience in drafting and negotiating physician employment agreements, real property leases, exclusive provider agreements and clinical research agreements.

Suver earned her B.A. from Ohio University and her law degree from George Washington University.

Steptoe is a business-focused energy firm with particular strengths in corporate, labor, employment and litigation. The firm has more than 250 lawyers in 11 offices throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.