Contact the Professional & Development Office

Barco Law Building
Second Floor
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-1411 / Phone
412-624-4843 / Fax
pdo@pitt.edu

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Meet Our Team 

Rochelle R. McCain, Esq.

Executive Director
Co-Director, Externship Program
412-648-1051
rochelle.mccain@law.pitt.edu

Rochelle joined the Professional Development Office as its Director of Public Interest and Government Relations in 2013 and now serves as its Executive Director. Rochelle counsels students and alumni on all aspects of job searching and career development, with a focus on students examining government (federal, state, and local), public sector careers and judicial clerkships and internships. Rochelle also manages the judicial clerkship program and assists in programming. Rochelle is an active member of NALP having served in several leadership roles within the Public Service Section. 

Rochelle attended the University of Chicago where she received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in International Studies.  She obtained her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to joining the PDO, Rochelle worked as a Deputy Attorney General for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General (OAG) in its Consumer Protection Division’s Consumer Litigation Section where she specialized in credit services organizations, debt settlement, and all manner of deceptive consumer sales. Rochelle also served as an attorney interviewer working directly with the Human Resource Director to recruit and select applicants for the OAG law clerk program. 

Sarah R. Weissman, Esq.

Assistant Director, Private Sector Careers
412-648-1408
sarahrw@pitt.edu

Sarah coordinates the Fall and Spring Recruiting Programs, and acts as the primary liaison between law students and the private sector employers who have historically participated in on-campus recruitment.  Sarah advises students and alumni in career planning, job search strategies, résumé preparation, interviewing skills, and networking, and organizes and presents career-related programs.  

Sarah attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she received her B.A., cum laude, in Media Communications.  She was awarded her J.D., magna cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law.  Prior to joining PDO, Sarah practiced as a Career Associate with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, where she counseled high-tech start-up companies on a range of corporate matters.  Sarah began her legal career as an Associate with Meyer, Darragh, Buckler, Bebenek & Eck, focusing on commercial litigation.

James (Jamey) F. Mentzer, Esq.

Assistant Director, JD Advantage Careers and Pitt Law Ombudsperson
412-383-4248
mentzer@pitt.edu

Jamey counsels students and alumni on all aspects of professional and career development, and is primarily focused on counseling law students who seek “J.D. Advantage” positions for which a J.D. provides a demonstrable advantage, but which does not require admission to the bar.  Jamey also conducts outreach to employers who seek to hire Pitt Law graduates for such positions.   

Jamey attended Westminster College where he received a B.A. in Education. After working for several years with agencies that serviced at-risk children and youth, Jamey attended the University of Akron School of Law where he obtained his J.D. Prior to joining PDO, Jamey practiced as a law clerk for the City of Akron Law Department, served as a student services counselor and academic advisor at Robert Morris University, and most recently worked in a business role with Cigna Behavioral Health.

Megan Lovett, Esq.

Assistant Director, Public Interest and Pro Bono Initiatives
412-383-3523
megan.lovett@pitt.edu

Megan develops and delivers effective career development counseling, educational programs, and taregted employer outreach in the public interest sector. In addition, Megan oversees pro bono initiatives for students. 

Prior to joining the PDO, Megan represented low-income clients at Community Justice Project (most recent), Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services, and Neighborhood Legal Services in Pittsburgh. Megan attended the University of Georgia where she received a B.A. in Journalism. Following several years as a newspaper photojournalist in the Southeast, she earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. There she was the recipient of the Jeffrey Crandall Award, given to the graduate who best exemplifies the ideals and commitment of Legal Aid.

Maura Sullivan

PDO Coordinator
412-648-1411
mas633@pitt.edu

Maura oversees the administrative responsbilities for the office. Maura is a lifelong Pittsburgh resident who resides in the Shadyside/Oakland neighborhood of the city. She graduated from Oakland Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Her professional background includes executive administrative support at Pittsburgh City Council, The Andy Warhol Museum and, most recently, the University of Pittsburgh Drug Discovery Institute.