Thompson & Knight Names Kelly Morgan Chief Talent Officer

DALLAS — The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP announced Kelly Morgan has been named Chief Talent Officer for the Firm effective January 2020.

As Chief Talent Officer, Ms. Morgan will head the newly developed Talent Management Department which manages all work processes and systems related to recruiting, retaining, and developing a superior, diverse workforce. The new department merges the Firms formerly separated Attorney Recruiting and Attorney Development teams.

“Hiring, developing, and retaining the most talented lawyers will always remain a top priority for our Firm,” said Mark M. Sloan, the Firm’s Managing Partner. “I am confident that our new Talent Management Department under the leadership of Kelly will ensure we remain committed to building a strong workforce in an innovative and collaborative way.”

Ms. Morgan joined the Firm in 2018 as Director of Attorney Recruiting. An expert in the legal talent industry, she has more than 20 years of experience with lateral Associate and Partner hiring, law student recruiting, professional development, legal personnel, and diversity for law firms. She will continue working closely with the Firm’s Managing Partner, Chief Operating Officer, Hiring Partners, Lawyer Development Committee, and Practice Leaders to set the overall vision and strategy for hiring and to advance our existing legal talent.