Heard will be the director of communications and public relations at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.
Jodi Kawada, who also served under Daley as deputy press secretary, is also joining the team. Kawada was named manager of communications at Katten.
The two will provide public relations guidance for both lawyers with the firm and clients.
Katten has more than 600 lawyers in offices across the country, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Charlotte and London.