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Charlotte L.


Chicago, Illinois

Jenner & Block LLP

Member of the National Advisory Board since July 2024

Member of the Board of Trustees 2021-2024

Charlotte Wager is the Chief Talent Officer for Jenner & Block LLP and oversees all aspects of the firm’s hiring and lawyer development. As co-chair of the Hiring Executive Committee, she works with hiring partners in each of the firm’s offices to coordinate and implement the firm’s associate hiring. Charlotte also works on lateral partner hiring firmwide and chairs the firm’s Associate Development & Evaluation Committee. She works with firm leaders on all aspects of lawyer development including orientation, evaluations, training, mentoring, and advanced career planning for senior associates and partners.

Charlotte is an active member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and works with the Diversity Manager to implement the firm’s diversity initiatives. She is also a member of the firm’s Women’s Forum and Pro Bono Committees. Charlotte remains a partner in the Litigation Department where her law practice previously focused on counseling policyholders and reinsurers on a wide range of insurance-related matters.

Charlotte served as the President and a Board member for the National Association for Law Placement (NALP). She has also been a featured speaker on subjects relating to hiring, development and diversity and inclusion at programs sponsored by the American Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute, the Illinois State Bar Association, and numerous law schools.

Charlotte received her LLB from the University of London Queen Mary College and her JD summa cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.

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