Susan G.Manch Susan G. Manch
Shannon & Manch LLP, Washington, D.C.

Susan G. Manch is a principal in the consulting firm of Shannon & Manch, L.L.P. Her firm has provided consultation on effective lawyer development practices for over twenty years. Her clients include the majority of the AMLaw 100ís highest-grossing law firms. Her consulting expertise extends to issues regarding lawyer recruitment, training and professional development, competency-based performance management, mentoring and career path guidance, performance appraisal systems, leadership, diversity, and career paths. She also designs and delivers customized in-house training programs for lawyers in the top firms in the country and abroad. She has worked with law firms in all parts of the U.S. and abroad on a wide range of issues. Ms. Manch holds a M.Ed. in clinical counseling from the University of Virginia. Prior to becoming a principal in Shannon & Manch, Ms. Manch held positions as a senior marketing executive with SYSCO Corporation and as an Assistant Dean and other academic administrative positions at Georgetown University and The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. She is the author of Maximizing Law Firm Profitability; Recruiting Lawyers: How to Hire the Best Talent; and Partner and Practice Group Acquisition; as well as numerous articles published in professional publications of interest to the legal profession. She is a frequent speaker for the American Bar Association, the National Association for Law Placement, the Association of Legal Administrators, the Professional Development Consortium, and many local bar organizations. You can learn more at