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Kelly Mixon Morgan

Administration

Dallas, TX
214-747-5070
morgan@fr.com
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Background

Kelly Mixon Morgan is the National Director of Attorney Hiring for Fish & Richardson, and is based in the firm’s Dallas office. She is responsible for leading all aspects of diversity planning and recruitment and retention of attorneys, scientists and engineers for twelve offices of the firm. Specifically, the position works closely with the practice group leaders and firmwide hiring principal to oversee recruiting strategy and execution for summer, entry-level, judicial clerk, and lateral hiring, with the goal of attracting the most talented and motivated lawyers who are suited to our demanding practice. Ms. Morgan works closely with the firmwide diversity chair and EMPOWER chair in the development and implementation of the firm’s diversity and women’s initiatives.

Ms. Morgan served on the planning team for the National Association of Law Placement’s 2016 Recruiting Summit, as the Vice-Chair for the NALP’s 2014 Nominating Committee, 2012 Annual Education Conference and on NALP’s 2010 Professional Development Institute’s conference planning team. She was elected to represent the Southeast Region’s employers on NALP’s 2008-2009 Nominating Committee. She also served on the Lawyer Professional Development Sub-Committee, from which she chaired the work group responsible for redesigning NALP’s Survey of Legal Career Professionals in Law Firms. Ms. Morgan is also a member of the Professional Development Consortium, where she served on past PDC Conference Planning and Website committees. She is a founding member of the Texas Professional Development Group, a past president of the Recruiting Administrators of Dallas and past member of the Recruiting Administrators of Austin.

Education

B.S., Texas Tech University
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Admissions

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Other Distinctions

Presentations
"Show Me the Money… Is It Really About the Money? Association Attrition in the New Normal," NALP Professional Development Institute – Open Plenary, Washington, DC (2012).

"Deferred Associates and Public Sector Placements: Looking Back and Building Relationships," National Association of Law Placement Conference, Puerto Rico (2010).

"Associate Orientation and Integration," and "Building a Culture of Learning: How to Design and Implement Lawyer Training Programs," National Association of Law Placement Newer Professionals Forum, Fort Worth (2010).

"Supporting Core Initiatives in an Era of Cutbacks," National Association of Law Placement Professional Development Institute, Washington, D.C. (2009).

"Professional Development for Partners," National Association of Law Placement Conference, Toronto (2008).

"Determining Strategy and Measurable Outcomes for Recruiting, Professional Development and Diversity," American Lawyer Media’s Third Annual Chief Recruitment & Professional Development Officers Forum, New York (2007).

"The ABC’s of Professional Development," National Association for Law Placement Conference, Keystone (2007).

"Professional Development for Partners," National Association for Law Placement Conference, Keystone (2007).

"How to Jumpstart Your Professional Development Program," National Association for Law Placement Conference, Chicago (2005).

"Associate Orientation and Integration – How to Build a Successful Program," Institute of Office Management and Administration (2005).