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Shannon L. Williams Joins BGD as Chief Legal Talent Officer


INDIANAPOLIS (July 11, 2016) - Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP announces that Shannon L. Williams has joined the firm as Chief Legal Talent Officer. Shannon will lead the firm’s recruitment, talent development and diversity efforts from the firm’s Indianapolis office.

Shannon has more than 25 years of experience related to attorney recruiting and professional development. Prior to joining BGD, she served as Director of Law School Recruiting and Diversity at Barnes & Thornburg LLP. In this role, she was responsible for law school and legal personnel recruiting and directed the firm’s integration of diversity and inclusion efforts across 13 offices and 10 states.

She served in similar capacities at Carlton Fields and at Baker & Daniels (now Faegre Baker Daniels). Prior to that, she had been at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she directed professional development and pro bono programs.

“Shannon will be an excellent asset to our firm,” said James L. Turner, Chief Operating Officer. “She has extensive experience providing strategic advice on diversity-related issues. Her depth of experience with attorney recruitment and talent development will benefit the entire firm and allow BGD to continue to set the standard for client service excellence.”

Shannon is a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, a member of the Association for Legal Career Professionals (NALP), and a member of the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP). Shannon is a past recipient of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s President Award. She has also served as co-chair of the Experienced Professionals and Recruiting Sections. Shannon graduated with honors from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs Management in 1999.


Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is a business law firm providing transactional, litigation and government services to clients across a variety of industries and business sectors. The firm also provides estate planning and other services to individuals and non-profits. BGD has served the legal and business needs of clients for more than a century; additional firm information is available at


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