Candice Reed

EVP & Partner, Client Services

Candice is EVP and Partner at Latitude.

Prior to joining Latitude, Candice served as Chief Ethics Officer and in-house counsel at multibillion-dollar financial services companies, an executive in a national legal services company, a litigation attorney at a leading regional law firm and as the founder of a legal consulting firm.

She has served in leadership roles in a number of civic and professional organizations, including as president of the Nashville chapter of the Lawyers’ Association for Women. Candice is a frequent speaker on attorney career development, law firm and legal department organizational improvement, attorney retention and ethics and compliance. She also co-hosts the Leveraging Latitude podcast with Tim Haley.

Candice began her legal career at the law firm of Miller & Martin PLLC, where she practiced business litigation and commercial bankruptcy law. She later accepted a position as Executive Director with Counsel On Call (n/k/a Legility), directing the operations of the company’s headquarters, and then also took on the role of Vice President for Recruitment and Placement, managing the company’s recruiters nationwide. Following this, Candice served as Vice President & Corporate Counsel, and ultimately as the Chief Ethics Officer, for Ceridian Corporation (a $5 billion-plus mkt cap global financial services company) and its sister company Comdata (a $3 billion-plus mkt cap global payment processing company), where she oversaw operational ethics compliance worldwide, created and led ethics training programs for employees and managed internal investigations.

Candice has extensive experience as a consultant, trainer and coach for lawyers and their organizations on workplace engagement, professional development and career satisfaction and transition. In 2011, she founded Positive Creed Consulting, which offers individual coaching, workshops and associate training programs.

She received her J.D. (magna cum laude) from The University of Tennessee College of Law and obtained a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at The University of Tennessee College of Law, where she teaches an upper-level course on “Thriving as a Lawyer” in the Institute for Professional Leadership. Candice is a member of numerous bar and industry associations and is a founding member of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Attorney Well Being Committee. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Nashville and is a fundraiser and event co-chair for Safe Haven Family Shelter, which leads Middle Tennessee’s efforts to house, support, empower and advocate for families experiencing homelessness.

Candice and her husband have one daughter and reside in Brentwood, Tennessee.

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