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Milana Hogan

Chief Legal Talent Officer
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
New York, NY

Milana Hogan is the Chief Legal Talent Officer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where she oversees all of the firm’s professional development programming, including the formal assignment systems, partner and associate mentoring programs, upward and downward attorney performance evaluations, human resources, diversity and inclusion, and all formal training and CLE programs. In addition, she oversees all aspects of the firm’s world-wide recruiting efforts. Prior to joining Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in 2006, Milana worked in the New York office of Dickstein Shapiro LLP, and before that in the New York office of Milberg LLP. Milana also serves as a liaison to the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession and she is the Co-Chair of the ABA’s Grit Project. Milana received her B.A. in Political Science from Brown University and she holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation explored the non-cognitive traits, like grit and a growth mindset, that impact success in the workplace. She recently published her first book, Grit, the Secret to Advancement: Stories of Successful Women Lawyers (2018). Milana lives in Connecticut with her husband, Phil, and their four children.

About Milana:

What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done (professionally or personally)?

Wrote my dissertation while on maternity leave!

Three publications I’d recommend for anyone who does what I do:

The American Lawyer, WorkLife podcast with Adam Grant, and The Harvard Business Review

What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year?

Yearbook by Seth Rogan

What you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

Win the New York City Marathon

Favorite guilty pleasure

French fries!