Chief Human Resources Officer
Fran Liben is the firm’s chief human resources officer, responsible for HR strategies and programs. By attracting, developing, training, managing and retaining the highest quality attorney talent, Human Resources supports the firm's delivery of excellent client service. Working with a group of directors, Fran plays a leadership role in the firm’s legal recruiting, lawyer development and training, attorney support, and global mobility functions. Fran also oversees staff HR functions, including staff recruiting, employee relations, employee training and performance management, leave administration, HRIS, and benefits. Fran sits on the firm’s staff senior leadership team and reports to the chief operating officer.
Fran has more than 16 years of experience in law firm management at Ropes & Gray. She came to Ropes & Gray after a successful career as a practicing lawyer, where she was a litigation partner. Fran is admitted to the bars of the states of Massachusetts, New Jersey and Rhode Island.