Debby A. Usher, Director of Lateral Recruiting

As Director of Lateral Recruiting, Ms. Usher is responsible for the recruitment of lateral partners, of counsels and associates firm wide. She serves as one of the primary representatives of the firm to the legal community in seeking to attract the best possible legal talent. She provides leadership and vision in the development and implementation of recruiting priorities and strategies for lateral attorneys, working closely with the firm managing partner, office managing partners, department chairs and other senior leaders at the firm to develop and pursue those priorities and strategies. Ms. Usher also leads the integration of all incoming partners.

In addition, Ms. Usher is the Office Administrator for the firm’s second largest office. In her role as Office Administrator she oversees all operations of the Chicago office, including but not limited to human resources, personnel, facilities and finance.

Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg in 2002, Ms. Usher worked as an Office Administrator in both large and small firms in the Chicago area. She is currently a member of National Association of Law Placement (NALP); Association of Legal Administrators (ALA); and Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).


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