Founding Partner and Managing Partner, Dowd Bennett LLP 

A Founding Partner of Dowd Bennett, Edward Dowd Jr.'s legal career includes years as a federal prosecutor and private practice litigator. He served as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri and was a Partner at Bryan Cave LLP. Ed has been repeatedly recognized for his work in white collar criminal defense, commercial litigation, and corporate compliance. In 2020, Ed was named an ICON by Missouri Lawyers Media for "notable, sustained success and strong leadership within and outside the field of law." 

At Dowd Bennett, more than 40% of partners are women and people of color (and more than half of all attorneys). The firm's culture strives to provide all attorneys with the with the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the firm’s success through serving in key roles in client relationships and on high-stakes representations. Dowd Bennett also has a Diversity Clerkship Program and recruits diverse summer interns. 

Joined LCLD 2022

Fellows Nominated
Fellows nominated:
2022: Arsenio Mims

Member: Edward Dowd Jr.

Diversity Professional: Arsenio Lenell Mims 

Communications: Martha Fitz