Hannah Lim-Johnson - SVP & Chief Legal Officer | Kelly

Hannah Lim-Johnson

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer


Hannah Lim-Johnson is senior vice president and chief legal officer of Kelly Services. Kelly is a global provider of workforce solutions, always thinking about what’s next in the story of work, connecting talented people to companies in need of their skills and designing talent strategies that help businesses embrace the value of all workers and workstyles.

Hannah joined Kelly in 2017 with 20 years of experience at large global companies. In her current role, she is responsible for leading the strategic direction of Kelly’s legal and corporate security organizations. She manages regulatory and legal compliance for the company, directs Kelly’s strategic legal initiatives and provides senior management with actionable counsel regarding company objectives.  She also oversees Kelly’s global in-house legal team and is ultimately responsible for managing outside counsel relationships.

Hannah has a breadth of experience in litigation, compliance, securities, bankruptcy, intellectual property, government and regulatory affairs, labor and employment matters, class actions, data privacy and antitrust issues. Before joining Kelly, she served as deputy general counsel, chief litigation counsel and assistant corporate secretary for Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), where she was responsible for enterprise litigation.

Prior to working at PSEG, Hannah served as vice president, chief litigation counsel and chief compliance counsel for The ADT Corporation, where she was responsible for managing enterprise litigation and compliance, and reported to ADT’s Audit Committee on compliance issues.  She developed and implemented corrective action strategies regarding compliance and risk vulnerabilities, and she provided guidance to management and the Audit Committee on development of effective compliance policies and procedures.

Before ADT, Hannah served as senior litigation counsel at Tyco International, a global Fortune 100 company, and was responsible for managing Tyco's commercial litigation, class action, bankruptcy and global intellectual property dockets. Prior to her in-house tenure, she practiced at a New York City law firm and at the New Jersey Attorney General's Office.

Hannah is a graduate of Rutgers University School of Law, where she served as managing editor of the Rutgers Law Review. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Illinois, where she was named an Illinois State Scholar.

In her personal life, Hannah takes an active interest in civic and community leadership and serves on the board of directors of the Milagros Center, a non-profit organization focused on improving education for the underserved population in South Florida.

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