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Chief Human Resources Officer At Bryan Cave LLP

Bryan Cave LLP

  • Location: St. Louis, MO

Bryan Cave LLP traces its origins as a business and litigation law firm back to its founding in St. Louis in 1873. Over the ensuing years, the firm has grown steadily through organic growth and strategic integrations with other firms. In 1980, the firm established its first international office. Today, Bryan Cave has over 2,000 employees, including over 900 lawyers, who practice in 25 offices and 11 countries in North America, Asia and Europe. In 2005, the firm formed Bryan Cave International Consulting LLC to expand the firm’s international trade-related services, which it operates from nine Asian offices. Total annual revenue for the firm approximates $550 million. Bryan Cave ranks among the largest and most prestigious global law firms (#52 in the 2011 AmLaw 100 survey and #57 in the 2010 Global 100 survey), and is commonly listed among the Best Places to Work, as well as being highly-represented on the annual lists of Best Lawyers. Bryan Cave is deeply committed and frequently recognized for its pro bono work. The firm has long embraced diversity as a core value, and is consistently honored for its commitment to diversity of all kinds.

Position Overview

The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) is responsible for designing and implementing human resource services that respond to the current demands and future needs of the global firm. The CHRO influences and monitors human resource standards and policies to maintain the integrity and strengthen the effectiveness of the firm. This position seeks out opportunities to improve – appropriately and affordably – the support of its employees domestically and internationally. As a key member of the management team, this position is exposed to all facets of the operation.


  • Minimum of an undergraduate Bachelor of Arts/Science degree.
  • MBA or Master’s degree in Human Resources is desirable.
  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in relevant and progressively more responsible Human Resources management positions in large (1000 plus person) organizations.
  • Evidence of continued education and credentials/certifications will be considered favorably (i.e. CCP, CBP, PHR, SPHR or CEBS).
  • International experience (directly working with overseas offices or affiliates) is preferred.
  • Experience in implementation of leadership development, succession planning, talent management, and organizational development processes.