Dana A. Gray

Managing Director of Professional Development


Dana Gray leads Faegre Drinker’s efforts to develop, engage and retain attorneys and consultants. She oversees the development of programs to progress the firm’s talent through practice skills development, customized coaching, performance management and understanding the business of operating a law firm.
Dana’s law firm operations experience includes positions as professional development manager and recruiting manager at the firm.



Belbin Team Roles Accredited Facilitator


Metropolitan State University
B.A. (1999)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Shine the Light: Transparent Programs and Initiatives for Information Hungry Associates
    Panelist, NALP Annual Education Conference, San Francisco, April 21, 2017
  • Leading and Developing Diverse and Inclusive Teams: A Skill and an Art Whose Time Has Come
    Co-presenter with Professor William Henderson, NALP Annual Education Conference, Boston, April 13, 2016
  • Integrated Associate Learning: Cross-Firm Collaboration
    Co-presenter with Kristine McKinney, NALP Professional Development Institute, Washington, D.C., December 3, 2015

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • National Association for Law Placement (NALP) — Board of Directors, 2022-23; Professional Development Institute Conference Planning Committee, 2017
  • Professional Development Consortium (PDC)
  • Minnesota Legal Career Professionals


  • Twin Cities Business — Notable Leaders in Recruitment & Talent, 2023
  • Minnesota Lawyer — Unsung Legal Hero, 2022
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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