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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Amy Sladczyk Hancock

Amy Sladczyk Hancock

Regional Director Lawyer Recruiting & Development

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Texas, U.S.A.

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Profile

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

Education

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
Articles

  • What's Keeping Managing Partners Up at Night? Five Managing Partners to Respond at PDI, NALP Bulletin
  • Chair’s Note: 2016 Year In Review, The PDC’s Linkletter (Vol. 4, Issue 3)
  • Chair’s Note: Our Enhanced Membership Community, The PDC’s Linkletter (Vol. 4, Issue 4)
  • A Tale of Two Floods, The PDC’s Linkletter (Vol. 4, Issue 5)
  • PD Vital to the New Way Forward: Insights from Five Managing Partners, NALP Bulletin
  • “Chair’s Note: 25 Things to be Thankful for over 25 Years,” The PDC’s Linkletter (Vol. 3, Issue 3)
  • New Associates Add Value on Day One, Peer to Peer, The Quarterly Magazine of ILTA
  • Strategic Management – How to Advance Your Professional Development Career, NALP Bulletin
  • Pleading the Case for Working Together," Peer to Peer, The Quarterly Magazine of ILTA
  • Chair’s Note: Spring Into Renewing Your Own Career Focus and Passion – Let the PDC Help You With Those Efforts!, The PDC’s Linkletter ( Vol. 4, Issue 1)
  • “Chair’s Note: New Initiatives in Store for the PDC,” The PDC’s Linkletter (Vol. 3, Issue 2)
  • “Chair’s Note: Benefits of Membership in the PDC,” The PDC’s Linkletter (Vol. 4, Issue 4)
  • Leadership in Law Firms: Looking Forward, A Roundtable Discussion of Professional Development Consortium Members, Law Practice Today
  • “Local Group Spotlight: Texas,” The PDC’s Linkletter (Vol. 3, Issue 2)
  • Why Attend the Annual Conference in Austin? It's as Simple as Your ABC’s, NALP Bulletin
  • New Year, New Ideas for Alumni Sites and Programs!, NALP Bulletin
  • Exploring Legal Education and Lawyer Training – Hope and Change Emerge Amid a Profoundly Altered Landscape, NALP Bulletin
  • Professional Development Programs As Formidable Recruiting and Retention Tools, Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report
  • AK Migration: Taking the Lead in Professional Development in Your Firm," Best Practices in Attorney Professional Development, Heading Off and Handling Wrong Turns,Presented by the American Bar Association Career Resources Center in Cooperation with the PDC
  • AK Migration: Professional Development Programs As Formidable Recruiting and Retention Tools,
  • AK Migration: Taking the Lead in Professional Development in Your Firm,
  • AK Migration: What Firms Can Do To Help Associates Take Responsibility For Their Careers,
  • AK Migration: Becoming an Expert in the PD Profession,
  • AK Migration: Utilization of Professional Development Programs as Formidable Recruiting and Retention Tools,

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