Amanda Forsthoffer Joins A.Y. Strauss as Director of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition

Amanda Forsthoffer leads the firm’s HR and talent acquisition efforts and is based in the New Jersey office.

Amanda ForsthofferA.Y. Strauss is pleased to announce that Amanda Forsthoffer has joined the firm as Director of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition. She is based in the firm’s New Jersey office.

“We are pleased to welcome Amanda to lead our HR and talent acquisition efforts,” said Aaron Y. Strauss, managing partner of A.Y. Strauss. “Amanda brings to the table over 25 years of law firm support experience, including 15 years in an HR generalist capacity. This makes her well positioned to help us identify and attract outstanding legal and professional talent, as well as support our team’s professional development and HR needs.”

Amanda said, “I am excited to work with Aaron and the A.Y. Strauss team on the firm’s strategic growth through recruitment of top attorney and professional talent, and to continue building upon the existing HR foundation. The firm is in its growth phase, and this is a wonderful opportunity for me personally to collaborate with senior management and contribute to the firm’s success in such a direct and tangible way.”

Most recently, Amanda was HR Manager – Benefits & Payroll for global law firm Kennedys Law LLP, where she administered benefits and payroll for over 250 employees located through the U.S. In earlier roles, she extensively managed lateral attorney recruitment and onboarding efforts, on campus interview programs, and summer and fall associate programs. Additionally, she advised on the design and implementation of employment policies and procedures, and oversaw employee performance, training, and mentoring programs.

Amanda earned her Human Resources Certification from Middlesex County College and studied Business Management at Raritan Valley Community College.