Reputable Talent-Development Professional Manch, Founder of Shannon & Manch, Joins Bingham, Brings More Than 30 Years of Experience in Legal Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 24, 2012) – Further enhancing its commitment and investment in talent development, Bingham McCutchen LLP announces the creation of a new position, Firmwide Learning and Development Director, with the arrival of longtime legal professional-growth authority Susan Manch.

As Firmwide Learning and Development Director, Manch will oversee a new strategic and integrated talent-development initiative that will support the full career lifecycles of the firm’s lawyers and staff.

“We are committed to further investing in the continued success of our associates, ” said partner Tony Carbone, Chair of Bingham’s Committee on Associates. “Sue is a highly regarded leader in her field with proven insight and experience helping lawyers of all levels of experience realize their potential to better serve clients.”

Lynn Carroll, Bingham’s Chief Human Resources officer, noted Manch’s national reputation in also working with senior staff in making law firms the best they can be. “Sue is a pioneer and a visionary, and we’re delighted to have her join Bingham,” said Carroll.

Manch is one of the founding members of Shannon & Manch, a consulting firm focused exclusively on lawyer development and law firm-staff training programs to optimize their service and performance. She has more than 30 years of experience in lawyer recruitment, retention, mentoring, evaluation and career development, including more than a decade of providing Bingham with strategic guidance and training.

“After years of working with Bingham in a consulting capacity, I’ve gotten to know the people and the culture well and it’s no wonder that it is continually recognized as a Best Place to Work,” said Manch. “The firm’s leadership, lawyers and staff are the best of the best, and I’m looking forward to helping them grow even further.”

Bingham offers a broad range of market-leading practices focused on global financial services firms and Fortune 100 companies. The firm has more than 1,000 lawyers in 14 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Follow the firm on Twitter @Binghamlaw.