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Mary Beth Walsh Senior Director, Legal Recruiting & Development


Marquette University Law School, J.D.

Pennsylvania State University, B.A.

Mary Beth Walsh oversees all levels of firm-wide attorney recruiting and development. She collaborates with Dykema’s National Hiring Members, Department Directors, Practice and Industry Group Leaders and Office Managing Members in lateral member and senior counsel recruiting efforts for Dykema’s 12 offices. She is also responsible for Dykema’s summer associate program and for lateral associate recruiting firm-wide. In addition, Mary Beth works with the Firm's Professional Personnel Committee, which manages the associate evaluation and membership consideration processes. She is also responsible for the implementation of the Firm’s attorney training and professional development programs and manages Dykema’s continuing legal education (CLE) offerings.

She has nearly 15 years of experience attracting, recruiting and integrating lateral attorneys. Mary Beth previously worked at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP for five years, overseeing all levels of attorney recruitment and development. Prior to that, she spent six years at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia, where she focused on summer associate and lateral associate recruiting. Mary Beth earned her J.D. from the Marquette University Law School and her B.A. in Public Relations, with a Minor in Business, from Penn State University.

Memberships & Involvement

  • NALP (National Association for Law Placement), Member

    • Experienced Professionals Section; Vice Chair Annual Education Planning Work Group, 2021 – 2022
  • NALSC (National Association of Legal Search Consultants), Member
    • Law Firm Advisory Committee, 2021 – 2022
  • CALPA (Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators), Member