Karla Valenti

Chief Development Officer

Karla Valenti

My Role

I am responsible for the development and implementation of the firm’s legal talent strategy, as well as leading all recruiting, development, and retention efforts for attorneys and paralegals at the firm. My areas of responsibility include oversight of strategic hiring, onboarding, mentorship, professional development, CLE programming and performance, and advancement of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.

My Background

Prior to joining the firm, I was Knowledge Management counsel on Kirkland & Ellis’s strategic, market, and knowledge team for the U.S. Debt Finance Practice, providing analysis and thought leadership on wide-ranging legal and financing matters involving market developments, transaction structures, loan market dynamics, attorney education, and firm-wide knowledge resources.

My Passion in Life

My alter ego is as an author of children’s picture books and middle grade novels. In addition, I am an avid globe trotter, having lived and worked in various countries, including France, Germany, Japan, Mexico (my original home country), and the U.S (my current home country).


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