Melissa C. Gregory

Director of Lawyer and Consultant Recruiting


Melissa Gregory supports Faegre Baker Daniels’ practice groups in identifying and hiring skilled lateral partner, counsel and senior consultant candidates. She works closely with group, office and industry team leaders and strategic and lateral recruiting working groups to analyze the firm’s lateral hiring needs. Melissa facilitates the candidate hiring process and supports their onboarding to FaegreBD.

Career Services Experience

Before joining FaegreBD, Melissa spent almost six years in the Hamline University School of Law and then Mitchell Hamline School of Law Career and Professional Development offices. In her roles as assistant director and interim director, she managed the job search and career development program for students as well as employer and search firm relations. She also advised students and alumni on career and professional development.

Legal Experience

Melissa practiced as a civil litigation and bankruptcy attorney with small Minnesota firms for five years after law school.

Military Experience

Prior to becoming an attorney, Melissa proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and the Minnesota Army National Guard.

Personal Interests

Melissa has competed in over 15 duathlon and triathlon races and qualified for the USA Triathlon Age-Group Olympic Distance National Championships (2014-17).



William Mitchell College of Law
J.D. cum laude, William Mitchell Law Review (2006)

Augsburg College
B.A. in Psychology (2000)

Coastal Carolina Community College
A.A. (1998)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • 2015 New Lawyer Experience, Strategies for New Lawyers That Really Work
    Minnesota CLE, 2015
  • Boomers to Millennials: Inter-Generational Supervision in Public Interest Settings
    Minnesota Justice Foundation, 2014

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court & Bankruptcy Court Clinics — Volunteer Attorney, 2006-10

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Legal Career Professionals, 2010-present (President, 2015-16)
  • The National Association for Law Placement (NALP), 2010-present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2006-present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2006-present

Civic Activities

  • United States Naval Academy Parents Association of Minnesota — Board of Governors, 2014-present (Class of 2017 Co-Chair)
  • Minnesota Army National Guard, 2-147 Assault Helicopter Battalion — Alpha Company Family Readiness Group, 2009-13 (Group Leader, 2010-13; Battalion Secretary, 2009-10)
  • Sacred Heart School — Advisory Committee, 2009-12 (Chairperson, 2013-14; Vice-Chairperson, 2012-13)

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