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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Amy Sladczyk Hancock

Amy Sladczyk Hancock

Regional Director Lawyer Recruiting & Development


Amy’s 20-plus-year AMLaw 100 & 200 law firm career has spanned all areas of the attorney life cycle, including but not limited to: recruiting, orientation and integration, lawyer development (career counseling, utilization, work allocation, performance appraisals, partnership promotions, training, mentoring), and diversity initiatives. 

At the firm, she plans, designs and implements training, continuing legal education, orientation, integration, mentoring and career counseling programs for our attorneys and identifies associate-attorney concerns relating to development, compensation, quality-of-life, work and other employment-related issues. 

In addition to her Attorney Professional Development work, Amy is also responsible for regional recruiting and attorney employment initiatives and oversees recruiting efforts that include recruiting on law school campuses as well as the lateral hiring of attorneys. She sits on and works closely with the firm’s Practice Expansion Committee, that is strategically charged with the identification and hiring of lateral attorney recruits. She has experience developing behavioral interviewing and other recruiting tools that have increased the successful hiring and retention of our firm’s attorneys and helped develop and implement a Lateral Hire Integration Program which aims to ease the organizational transitions lateral hires may experience when joining our firm from another law firm, after serving as a judicial clerk or being in the legal department at a company.

She holds a B.A. with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. She is a published author and frequent featured speaker at local and international conferences on various attorney professional development topics and has served as a board member and Chair of the preeminent, international attorney professional development organization, The Professional Development Consortium, (www.pdclegal.org).

During law school, Amy was elected to The Order of Barristers and was the Public Relations and Judging Director of the Board of Advocates, sat on the Career Services and Trial Advocacy Faculty-Selected Committees, was an elected member of the Student Bar Association, a national mock trial participant and winner, a Texas Law Fellowship recipient, and served as the Law Day Coordinator for the Student Recruitment and Orientation Committee.

Representative Experience

  • Previous Manager and Director of Attorney Professional Development at two international, AMLAW 100, Texas-based law firms
  • Director of Admissions and Career Counselor/Placement Coordinator at The University of Texas School of Law
  • Associate Director of Attorney Recruiting for a national legal placement firm based in Houston


BA, The University of Texas at Austin, Phi Beta Kappa, with high honors, Special Honors in Humanities, UT Cactus Yearbook, Outstanding Student Award Recipient, 1994

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