Charlotte L. Wager is the firm’s Chief Talent Officer and oversees all aspects of the firm’s hiring and lawyer development. As co-chair of the Hiring Executive Committee, she works with hiring partners in each of the firm’s offices to coordinate and implement the firm’s associate hiring. Ms. Wager also works on lateral partner hiring firmwide. Ms. Wager chairs the firm’s Associate Development & Evaluation Committee. She works with firm leaders on all aspects of lawyer development including orientation, evaluations, training, mentoring, and advanced career planning for senior associates and partners.
Ms. Wager is an active member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and works with the Diversity Manager to implement the firm’s diversity initiatives. She is also a member of the firm’s Women’s Forum and Pro Bono Committees. Ms. Wager remains a partner in the Litigation Department where her law practice previously focused on counseling policyholders and reinsurers on a wide range of insurance-related matters.
Ms. Wager has been a featured speaker on subjects relating to hiring, development and diversity and inclusion at programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute, the Illinois State Bar Association, and numerous law schools. She is a former past president and longstanding member of NALP (The Association for Legal Career Professionals).