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Chief Talent Officer

Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Hartford, Connecticut 06103
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  • Diversity
  • Employment/Recruitment
  • Training/Development
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Shipman & Goodwin LLP, a law firm with more than 175 attorneys in CT, NY and D.C., is seeking a firm wide Chief Talent Officer (“CTO”) to lead the firm’s strategic human resources function and to provide leadership to the firm as a whole on human capital issues. As one of four chief administrators at the firm, the CTO reports to the Managing Partner and develops, coordinates and implements firm wide policies and programs encompassing all aspects of the Firm’s human resources functions and diversity & inclusion (“D&I”) initiatives. The CTO oversees human resources for lawyer and non-lawyer staff, D&I, talent management, professional development, benefits, performance management and participates in fostering an organizational culture that is committed to professional excellence, mutual respect and that values differing perspectives and backgrounds.


  • The CTO must have an extensive knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to personnel and benefits matters and knowledge of HR trends and best practices.
  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and an advanced degree, such as a JD or MBA, is preferred along with SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification.
  • The ideal candidate must have a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible management experience working in a law firm or other professional services environment overseeing the talent, compensation and benefits functions.
  • The CTO’s role includes the oversight of the design and implementation of the Firm’s initiatives to effectively attract, recruit and retain a diverse staff and attorney workforce.
  • It is essential that the CTO possess outstanding interpersonal skills and exhibit poise, the ability to build consensus and lead through influence.
  • The CTO must be accessible, direct, transparent, and possess a collaborative working style that motivates and inspires colleagues to work hard and well together, offers a clear sense of direction, and holds self and staff accountable.
  • CTO must demonstrate an ability and a willingness to adhere to the Firm’s core values. Additionally, the CTO must possess proficient technology skills, exhibit high energy and demonstrate a strong work ethic.
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