Carr joins Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. as professional development and inclusion director

Ann Knef Jul. 23, 2007, 9:52am

ST. LOUIS – J. Danielle Carr has joined the law firm of Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. as director of professional development and inclusion.

In the newly created position, the first of its kind in the St. Louis legal industry, Carr will be responsible for all activities relating to attorney development and training.

She will also chair the firm's diversity committee and be responsible for creating inclusion practices.

"We are excited to have Danielle join us," said Jill Luft, a member of the firm's board of directors and current diversity committee chair.

"We believe her experience and expertise will help build the next generation of successful lawyers and leaders in our firm and continue to cultivate a diverse and inclusive workforce."

With 18 years of varied experience, Carr brings a unique perspective to the position.

Most recently, Carr was managing director at Major, Lindsey & Africa, the largest legal recruiting firm in the U.S. She has served as executive director of the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms, where she planned and implemented diversity programming for 44 of Chicago's largest law firms. She has also been an attorney in private practice.

Carr earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1986 and a juris doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School in 1989.

"I am eager to take on this new role," Carr said. "I view professional development as a fundamental part of every successful attorney's practice and am especially excited to help foster the careers of younger attorneys here. Greensfelder has embraced this concept and taken it a step further by mandating that all such programming and firm policies reflect an inclusive culture."

Greensfelder offers comprehensive legal solutions in numerous industry and practice groups for clients locally, nationally and internationally including banking and financial institutions; closely- held businesses; communications and media; construction; corporate; creditor's rights and bankruptcy; educational; religious and tax-exempt organizations; energy/oil; employee benefits; environmental; franchising and distribution; health care; immigration; intellectual property and technology; insurance; labor and employment; litigation; manufacturing and retail; real estate development; securities; tax; telecommunications; and trusts and estates.

Greensfelder is also the exclusive Meritas law firm for metro St. Louis. An international alliance of business law firms, Meritas member firms offer access to the experience and legal knowledge of nearly 200 business law firms throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and more than 50 countries worldwide.

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