Dani E. Barnard has dedicated her recruiting career to matching talented individuals with law firms that provide a space for their practices to flourish. Over the past 20 years, Dani has recruited over 1000 attorneys, opened 10 domestic and international offices, and has dealt with all levels of legal candidates, law firm management, and administration. As the Chief Recruiting Officer at Polsinelli, she is responsible for leading firm-wide lateral partner, associate and public policy recruiting in 20 offices nationwide and for overseeing professional development and diversity and inclusion efforts at the firm. In this capacity she is a critical part of devising and executing recruitment, integration, and growth strategy across all practice groups.
Prior to joining Polsinelli in 2013, Dani was Principal of Barnard Legal, LLC, a legal search and placement firm specializing in identifying sophisticated partners and practice groups seeking new positions within law firms, lobbying shops and companies. As President, she retained partner and group searches for law firms, and assisted law firms open offices in new legal markets. Before founding Barnard Legal in 2007, Dani spent a decade as the Director of Partner Recruiting for an AmLaw 100 international law firm. Dani received her B.A. in Administration of Justice, magna cum laude
, from Salve Regina University.