OVERVIEW

Jennifer L. Hayden, MBA, PHR, is the Human Resources Manager at Bernkopf. Jennifer brings a unique blend of human resources expertise and deep insights into the operational dynamics of law firms. Her legal career began as a Senior Business Immigration Paralegal, where she managed a comprehensive caseload of clients. This early career experience provided a unique understanding of the inner workings of law firms, from case management to compliance and employee relations.

Jennifer’s transition from legal support roles to human resources began at a Boston area law firm, where she was pivotal in establishing the firm’s HR functions from the ground up. This role capitalized on her intimate knowledge of law firm operations, enabling her to tailor HR initiatives that aligned closely with legal professionals’ unique needs and the firm’s strategic objectives. Her accomplishments include full-cycle recruitment, benefits administration, and the development of policies that comply with state and federal law.

Before joining Bernkopf, Jennifer served as a Human Resources Business Partner at a national payroll company, where she provided strategic HR guidance to over 50 businesses in the Boston area, spanning sectors from law firms to financial institutions and biopharma companies.

As the Human Resources Manager and at Bernkopf, Jennifer leads the day-to-day HR operations, manages talent acquisition, drives HR best practices, and enhances employee relations and performance management. She partners with Bernkopf’s executive team to optimize talent and the firm culture.

Credentials

Education

Fitchburg State University, Master’s in Business Administration, 2020
Simmons College, Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology/Philosophy, May 2010
PHR Certification, HR Certification Institute

Memberships & Activities

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Jennifer L. Hayden, MBA, PHR, is the Human Resources Manager at Bernkopf. Jennifer brings a unique blend of human resources expertise and deep insights into the operational dynamics of law firms. Her legal career began as a Senior Business Immigration Paralegal, where she managed a comprehensive caseload of clients. This early career experience provided a unique understanding of the inner workings of law firms, from case management to compliance and employee relations.

Jennifer’s transition from legal support roles to human resources began at a Boston area law firm, where she was pivotal in establishing the firm’s HR functions from the ground up. This role capitalized on her intimate knowledge of law firm operations, enabling her to tailor HR initiatives that aligned closely with legal professionals’ unique needs and the firm’s strategic objectives. Her accomplishments include full-cycle recruitment, benefits administration, and the development of policies that comply with state and federal law.

Before joining Bernkopf, Jennifer served as a Human Resources Business Partner at a national payroll company, where she provided strategic HR guidance to over 50 businesses in the Boston area, spanning sectors from law firms to financial institutions and biopharma companies.

As the Human Resources Manager and at Bernkopf, Jennifer leads the day-to-day HR operations, manages talent acquisition, drives HR best practices, and enhances employee relations and performance management. She partners with Bernkopf’s executive team to optimize talent and the firm culture.

Education

Fitchburg State University, Master’s in Business Administration, 2020
Simmons College, Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology/Philosophy, May 2010
PHR Certification, HR Certification Institute

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)