Kathyrn Beaumont has been named an agent at Kneerim & Williams. Beaumont, a journalist (for magazines like People) and lawyer, has also been named an associate at Stern Shapiro Weissberg & Garin LLP (where Kneerim & Williams founder John Taylor “Ike” Williams is of counsel). Beaumont was most recently at the firm Ropes & Gray, where she focused on tax and nonprofit suits with a focus on cases involving colleges and universities. As an agent at Kneerim & Williams she will handle commercial and literary fiction and a range of nonfiction, including memoir, personal growth, women's issues, history, travel, and current events.