Husch Blackwell Names New Chief Executive Elect

Law firm Husch Blackwell announced Monday it has appointed is new chief executive elect, Jamie Lawless, who will take up the role in Feb. 2024.

The national law firm Husch Blackwell announced Monday that Jamie Lawless was appointed the chief executive elect, fully taking over the role from current CEO Paul Eberle early next year.

Lawless will continue to work with Eberle until she steps into the chief executive role on February 1, 2024, according to the firm.

Lawless will join Husch Blackwell after 10 years of working for the law firm Baker McKenzie. While at her previous occupation, Lawless was a lead role in the firm’s Business and Alternative Legal Services Operation in Tampa, Florida, as its first executive director, according to a press release.

“I have accomplished more than I could have imagined during my tenure at Baker McKenzie, including working with colleagues to build from scratch one of the largest business and alternative legal service centers within the legal space,” Lawless said in a press release.

While Husch Blackwell is headquartered in Kansas City with more than 20 offices across the U.S., Lawless will continue her work as elect and future CEO remotely in Tampa, Florida. Made ever possible through The Link, a virtual office the firm began in 2020.

The Link now includes 202 lawyers in 29 states and Washington, DC.

“Jamie’s selection and appointment as the chief executive elect are aligned with Husch Blackwell’s strategic plan and reflective of the firm’s uncommon approach to business,” Eberle said in a press release.

Ingram’s placed Husch Blackwell 54 in the Top 100 Private Sector Companies. The firm earned $555.8 million in 2022, a 16.59 percent change compared to the $476.7 million earnings in 2021.

Read the full press release, here.

Posted July 13, 2023.