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February 23, 2023 
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Gray Reed Welcomes Chief Legal Talent Officer

Gray Reed announces  Amy Sladczyk Hancock, JD as its Chief Legal Talent Officer. In her role, Hancock will oversee the firm’s recruiting efforts, which includes the strategic identification and hiring of lateral attorneys, recruiting on law school campuses, and developing and administering successful summer associate programs. Working strategically with firm leadership, she will also be responsible for the development and retention of Gray Reed’s attorneys.

"Bringing on Amy as our Chief Legal Talent Officer is a game-changer for our firm,” Gray Reed Managing Partner Kyle Sanders says. “Her wealth of experience and expertise in legal talent management will help us elevate our recruiting efforts and ensure that we continue to attract and retain the best attorneys and legal professionals in the industry. We're excited to have her on board and look forward to the positive impact she will make on our firm and clients."

With more than 20 years of experience at AmLaw 100 law firms, Hancock’s career has focused on recruiting and maximizing the development and value of the talent capital of her firm’s attorneys and has spanned all areas of an attorney’s career progression and lifecycle.

A nationally-known public speaker, author and leader in the attorney recruiting and professional development industry, Hancock is the co-founder/developer and faculty-speaker for several professional development curriculums and other training programs designed to ensure law students are taught business and other professional development skills to successfully distinguish them in the legal marketplace. She delivers these programs to law students at many of the firm’s talent-pipeline campuses such as The University of Texas School of Law, The University of Houston Law Center and Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.

"I am thrilled to join Gray Reed and lead the firm's legal talent efforts,” Hancock says. “My passion for developing and retaining exceptional legal professionals aligns perfectly with the firm's commitment to excellence. I look forward to collaborating with firm leadership to attract and cultivate top talent, while continuing to strengthen Gray Reed's reputation as a premier law firm."

Hancock holds a Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin. She is based in the firm’s Houston office.


A full-service Texas law firm with offices in Dallas, Houston and Waco, Gray Reed provides legal services to companies ranging from start-up to Fortune 100 as well as high net worth individuals. Gray Reed attorneys assist clients with a myriad of legal issues including commercial litigation, corporate transactions, oil and gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, construction, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, intellectual property and bankruptcy. For more information, visit