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Kelly Mixon Morgan



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 the central management of the recruitment, orientation, and integration of attorneys, engineers, and scientists for all 12 offices of the firm, with duties that include identifying hiring needs and developing recruiting and retention strategies; managing the recruiting staff and budget; coordinating training and evaluation programs; and organizing diversity initiatives. She works with practice group leaders and management to establish hiring needs, process hiring decisions, create new hiring programs, and assist with strategic growth.

Ms. Morgan served as the Vice-Chair for the National Association for Law Placement'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.

Other Distinctions

"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).


  • BS, Texas Tech University