Susan Manch

Chief Talent Officer, Winston & Strawn LLP

As Chief Talent Officer at Winston & Strawn, LLP, Sue collaborates with firm leaders to devise talent strategies that allow the firm to attract, hire, and prepare lawyers and professional staff to provide the highest quality service to clients and to help them build successful and satisfying careers. Sue has been a thought leader in the legal talent development and management field for the last 30 years. Prior to joining Winston, she was Chief of People & Development at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Earlier, Sue was a founding Principal of Shannon & Manch, LLP, and built a leading consultancy advising law firms and other legal employers on strategic talent and firm management for over 20 years. Sue is the author of four books, including the 2012 ABA publication, Learning from Law Firm Leaders, numerous book chapters, and hundreds of articles. She is a regular keynote speaker and has deep and broad experience in devising talent strategy and ensuring employee engagement. She has a MEd in Clinical Counseling from the University of Virginia and a BA in Psychology from Ohio University. Sue is also a Certified Master Coach.