Experienced Lawyers


What We Offer

With a global reach, national reputation in key industries and practices, and a strong client focus, Faegre Drinker is a place for experienced lawyers to expand their practices and the services they deliver to clients.

We offer:

  • Challenging, sophisticated legal work for top clients
  • Opportunity to work on dynamic, collaborative teams
  • Time for family and outside interests
  • Support to deepen community involvement (up to 100 billable hours of pro bono time/year)

Who We’re Seeking

We welcome lawyers with the skills and dedication to maintain our reputation of high-quality service. Laterals who are entrepreneurial, ambitious, team-oriented, and enthusiastic about growing our large client base will thrive at Faegre Drinker.

Who We Work With

We serve top clients, including many Fortune 500 companies, and focus on client service and results. Our multidisciplinary industry teams provide clients with a deep understanding of their business processes and needs across services.

Career Development

A Smooth Transition

When you join Faegre Drinker, you will have the connections and information you need to succeed. We support lateral colleagues during their transition to the firm through a tailored, formal orientation or mentoring program. You will be introduced to designated points of contact to help you integrate into our firm and your practice group. Our lateral lawyers report feeling fully supported from the outset and warmly welcomed by helpful colleagues.

Building Your Career

We support lawyer development through each career stage, emphasizing:
  • Practice and technical skill proficiency
  • Development of behavioral competencies
  • Understanding the business of operating a law firm
  • Business development
  • Client service

Collaborative Learning

Our advisor program pairs senior lawyers with associates to provide support and guidance, while our collaborative environment encourages peer-to-peer mentoring at every level.

Recruitment Contacts

Search Firms

We accept associate, patent agent, and technical specialist submissions from search firms for positions listed in the search firm portal. Access the Faegre Drinker Search Firm Portal here. If you are a search firm, employment agency or representative of either, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate to a position not approved for agency recruiters and/or for an inquiry submitted other than in the search firm portal. If you do not have an active contract with Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath or do not remember your Search Firm ID please contact your practice group recruiting contact listed below.

Please continue to send partner and counsel candidate submissions to Tedi Mason.

Bar Admission and Work Authorization

If you are hired by one of our U.S. offices and are not admitted to the bar of the jurisdiction in which such office is located, you must promptly take all steps necessary to become admitted in that jurisdiction. It is expected that applicants be legally authorized to work in the country of the office to which they are applying.

Firm-Wide Contact
Dyana Barninger
Senior Director of Lawyer & Consultant Recruiting
Partner & Counsel Recruiting Contact
Tedi Mason
Director of Partner & Counsel Recruiting
Practice Group Contacts
Krista Gylling
Legal Recruiting Operations and Project Manager
Intellectual Property
Kelly Joyce
Lateral Partner and Counsel Recruiting Specialist
Government & Regulatory Affairs, Health Care
First Middle Last Lauren Murray
Associate Recruiting Manager
Corporate, Insurance, Investment Management
Nadine Ott
Associate Recruiting Manager
Benefits & Executive Compensation, Business Litigation, Private Client, Product Liability & Mass Torts
First Middle Last Elane Swanick
Associate Recruiting Manager
Construction and Real Estate Litigation, Finance & Restructuring, Labor & Employment, Real Estate
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