Krista Hart

Krista Hart

  • State University of New York at New Paltz, BS in Business Marketing and Management

Krista Hart Professional Staff

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Krista Hart is a human resources professional that is dedicated to assisting the Panitch Schwarze staff with all of their workplace needs. Motivated by the belief that the staff is the number one asset of the firm, Krista sees her role as Human Resources Manager as crucial to maintaining Panitch Schwarze’s workplace culture.

In her role, Krista focuses on health and ancillary benefits, attendance and leave, employee relations, recruiting, interviewing, new hire orientation, performance management, policy creation, firm-wide communication, marketing and public relations.

Krista achieved her SHRM-CP credentials in 2017. As a SHRM-CP, she is a recognized expert and leader in the HR field. Launched in 2015, the SHRM-CP is the global standard in HR certification. Krista is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management, the provider of the certification.

She is also a member of the Association of Legal Administrators and International Legal Technology Association.

In 2012, she received her bachelors of science degree in business management and marketing from SUNY New Paltz and moved to Philadelphia. She translated her education and background in marketing into a recruiting role at Kelly Services, the founder and leader of the temporary staffing industry. As a staffing supervisor, she was responsible for recruiting for a variety of roles in a wide array of industries.


  • Association of Legal Administrators, Member, Board of Directors and Current VP of Communications and Social Media, 2018 to Present
  • International Legal Technology Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management

Articles & Presentations

Panitch Schwarze Professional Appointed to Philadelphia ALA Board // April 30, 2018
Panitch Schwarze is proud to announce that human resources manager Krista Hart has been named Vice President of Communications for the board of directors of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Administrators Co-Author Article for Law Practice Today // March 19, 2018 Read more

Honors & Awards

  • SHRM – CP certification, 2017


December 5, 2017
A Successful Association of Legal Administrators Regional Conference
I recently attended the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Regional Conference in Nashville, TN on a scholarship from the First State Chapter of ALA. At the conference I attended seminars that focused on leadership, communication and innovative thinking for administrators in the legal profession. Read more

November 2, 2017
3 Key Takeaways from the ALA Intellectual Property Conference
Intellectual property law changes at an ever-quickening rate, which is one reason Panitch Schwarze takes continuing education seriously. With practice areas across the IP legal spectrum and global services spanning 28 countries, we need to be more than efficient. We need to be on top of our game. Read more

Get To Know

While in college, she spent a semester abroad at the University of Technology Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, where she focused on International Marketing. She continues to be interested in travel, as well as animal welfare and a continued love for hockey and the local team. Go Philadelphia Flyers!

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