Chuck works tirelessly toward strategic goals, while naturally including others and building consensus. He’s a strong leader who draws others in through his approachable and powerful communication style
—CEO, Legal Coaching and Consulting Services Firm

Chuck Curtis is the Firmwide Director of Attorney Recruiting at Pillsbury, responsible for the recruitment and integration of partners and associates.

Chuck’s responsibilities include developing and implementing strategies for identifying attorney talent; managing all aspects of the attorney hiring process from OCI through lateral partners/groups, including financial analysis of individual partner candidates and groups; developing and maintaining positive relationships with law school personnel and reputable search firms; and developing and implementing successful orientation and integration programs that ensure new partners and associates are effectively integrated and appropriately supported within Pillsbury’s platform.

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Chuck has more than 30 years of experience in recruiting and human resources for professional services firms, specifically Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, Latham & Watkins, BDO Seidman and Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Chuck began his career teaching junior high school in South Central Los Angeles.

Professional Highlights

Recognized speaker and panelist on partner hiring and integration, including presentations at the NALP Annual Education Conferences in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2016.

Presented, Annual Law Firm Leaders Forum Pre-Conference Workshop, the NALSC October Symposium, and for the Bay Area and Los Angeles Chapters of the Legal Marketing Association

Faculty Coach and Speaker, the NALP Foundational Coaching Skills Programs in 2014 – 2016

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  • Member, Los Angeles Area Legal Recruiters Association since 2001, serving as President, Vice-President, and Program Committee Chair.
  •  Member, NALP – The Association for Legal Career Professionals, since 2001. Served on Planning Committee for the inaugural NALP Lateral Recruiting Summit in June of 2016


  • M.S., San Diego State University, 1981

    B.A., Seattle University, 1977