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Lesley A. Ficarri

Chief People Officer


Lesley Ficarri works across Faegre Drinker’s platform to unleash the capabilities of individuals, groups and the firm as a whole. She helps team members invest in one another’s success, embrace diverse perspectives and achieve consistently high performance.

Lesley finds joy in helping others succeed. She supports our culture of excellence without arrogance by fostering an authentic and collaborative work environment to ensure team members thrive. Drawing on her cross-industry experience as a human resources executive, Lesley also envisions and executes forward-thinking strategies to make Faegre Drinker the firm of choice for top talent.

Personal Interests

While living in San Francisco, Lesley and her husband frequented the Napa Valley for warm weather, and there they gained an appreciation for all types of California wines. She also enjoys flower gardening and college basketball, and she is a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers fan.


Leadership Coaching Certificate Program — Georgetown University
SHRM Certified Professional — Society for the Human Resource Management

La Roche College
M.S. in Human Resources Management

University of Pittsburgh
B.A. in Communications/Business

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Society for Human Resources Management
  • Boston Facilitators Roundtable

Civic Activities

  • Town of Hopkinton, MA — Board of Assessors
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters — Advisory Council

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