Morgan L. Smith is the Professional Development Director at Dykema Gossett PLLC. She is responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of the firm's attorney training and professional development programs with an emphasis on attorney integration, retention and mentoring, as well as specialized programs developed to align with the firm’s needs. Prior to joining Dykema in 2010, she worked in professional development, legal recruiting, diversity and personnel at firms in Chicago, Cleveland, New York and Hartford, CT. Ms. Smith received a J.D. from the College of William & Mary and an A.B. from Mount Holyoke College.
Currently, Ms. Smith is a member of ACLEA, the national and Chicago chapters of the Professional Development Consortium (PDC), the American Society of Training & Development (ASTD) and the Chicago Association of Legal Personnel Administrators (CALPA) as well as NALP. She has been actively involved in NALP since 1994 and was awarded NALP's 2011 President's Award for outstanding contribution to the association and industry, along with her co-chair, for their leadership of NALP’s Commission on Recruiting in the Legal Profession (2009-2011). Prior NALP experience includes serving on the Leadership Development Task Force, Long Range Strategic Planning and Bylaws Committees, serving as the chair of the GLBT, Conference Planning and Nominating Committees for NALP and as the Midwest Director on the NALP Board of Directors from 2002-2004.