DALLAS, February 17, 2014 -- Jennifer Queen, who has extensive experience in developing and managing law firm recruiting and development teams, joined Baker Botts L.L.P. today as Director of Recruiting and Development. She will be based in the firm’s Dallas office.
As Director of Recruiting and Development, Queen will be responsible for the management and oversight of Baker Botts’ law school and lateral recruitment programs, as well as managing all aspects of the firm’s lawyer development, training and evaluation programs. She will continue to serve on the Board of Trustees of The NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education and remain active in other professional organizations, and will coordinate implementation of development and training diversity initiatives with the firm’s Diversity Counsel.
“Jennifer is highly-respected in the legal recruiting and development profession, and we are fortunate that she chose to join our firm at this time,” said Baker Botts Managing Partner Andrew Baker. “Her strong experience, energy and expertise in building teams are just what our firm needs to attract top legal talent that will influence the firm’s strategic growth for generations to come.”
Van Beckwith, Partner in Charge of Recruiting, said: “Baker Botts was focused on hiring an industry leader in talent and development, because we are focused on growing our industry leading energy and technology platform through strategic laterals and lateral groups. Jennifer brings the skills to help the firm attract the top talent and will undoubtedly help integrate and develop our talent to the next level.”
Prior to joining Baker Botts, Queen led firm wide recruiting and development efforts over the past 20 years for Atlanta-based McKenna Long & Aldridge. While there, she worked with the firm’s Hiring & Professional Development Committee to develop strategic plans for training, law student and lateral recruitment, associate evaluation process and other retention activities. Queen earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin.
About Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Botts is an international law firm of approximately 700 lawyers practicing throughout a network of 15 offices around the globe. Based on our experience and knowledge of our clients’ industries, we are recognized as a leading firm in the energy, technology and life sciences sectors. Throughout our 174-year history, we have provided creative and effective legal solutions for our clients while demonstrating an unrelenting commitment to excellence. For more information, please visit BakerBotts.com.