Chief Talent Officer
Amy Katz serves as the Chief Talent Officer for Patent GC and Outside GC.
Prior to rejoining the firm in November 2021, Amy was a Managing Director and executive search consultant with leading global legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa. Based in MLA’s Boston office, Amy focused on the placement of general counsel and other in-house attorneys in corporate law departments in a wide range of industries, most notably life sciences and technology. Passionate about legal search, Amy values building trusted relationships with top legal talent and C-suite leaders and serving as a strategic legal matchmaker and navigator.
Amy’s career experience also includes over 25 years as a practicing employment attorney. Prior to joining MLA, Amy was a Member at Outside GC, advising employers on a wide range of employment law matters, conducting workplace and academic investigations, and designing and delivering compliance training. Before that, she served as senior employment counsel for Genzyme Corporation, a global multibillion dollar biotech company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At Genzyme, she was responsible for advising senior management and human resources on employment law; developing and executing HR compliance training programs; managing and resolving a litigation docket and overseeing the company’s immigration program.
Amy began her legal career as an associate with Foley Hoag LLP in Boston and is a graduate of Cornell University and the George Washington University, National Law Center.
A native of Rochester, NY, Amy splits her time between Sharon and Mashpee, MA, spending as much time as she can with her husband Jonathan and their two adult daughters Samantha and Zoe. Outside of the office, Amy will likely be hiking, biking, at the beach, traveling (pre-COVID), enjoying (and sometime cooking) great meals with friends and family, and volunteering with various community organizations.