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Hanson Bridgett Welcomes Jeremy Strauss as New Chief Human Resources Officer

April 3, 2023 (San Francisco, CA) - Hanson Bridgett LLP is pleased to announce that Jeremy Strauss has joined the firm as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Strauss (who was most recently the Vice President and Head of Human Resources at NEC Corporation of America) takes over for Mary Sherman who was the firm's CHRO for 22 years and retired earlier this year.

"Jeremy is an outstanding addition to our leadership team," said Managing Partner Kristina Lawson. "Given her long-time experience working at one of the world's leading technology companies and her training as a lawyer and general counsel, Jeremy is in an ideal position to take our human resources function to the next level.  Welcome, Jeremy!"

Hanson Bridgett COO/CFO Laura Long added, "At Hanson Bridgett, we are focused on ensuring that we go 'beyond expectations' and having Jeremy lead our Human Resources team is a perfect example of how we approach both the management of our law firm and the practice of law."
Over the course of her 20-year career at NEC, Strauss held a variety of roles, including Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary; Associate General Counsel; and Director, Human Resources Business Partnering & Employee Relations.  Prior to joining NEC, Strauss was an associate at two mid-sized law firms. In addition to her leadership roles at NEC, Strauss served as the Executive Director of NEC Foundation of America, NEC's corporate foundation focused on creating social value and helping advance human potential through technology and innovative giving programs.  

She received her B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and her J.D. from  McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. Strauss has also been active in the community, serving as a Member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocates (SF CASA) and in various leadership roles in the San Francisco Bay Area Association of Corporate Counsel.

About Hanson Bridgett

Hanson Bridgett LLP is a full service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 200 attorneys across California. Creating a diverse workforce by fostering an atmosphere of belonging and intentional support has been a priority at Hanson Bridgett since its founding in 1958. We are dedicated to creating an environment that provides opportunities for people with varied backgrounds, both for attorneys and administrative professionals. As the first law firm recognized as a certified B Corp, we are committed to the communities where our employees live and work and consider it part of our professional obligation to serve justice by encouraging and supporting pro bono and social impact work.

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