Chairman, Husch Blackwell LLP
Gregory Smith became CEO and Managing Partner of Husch Blackwell in 2012 and will become Chairman of the firm in April of 2018. He joined the firm in 1981 and has been recognized for many years as a leading real estate lawyer in Missouri. Gregory also serves on the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association.
In 2020, women made up 55% of Husch Blackwell's associates and 60% of its new partner class; the firm's NextGen Committee also had 80% diverse associate leadership. Husch Blackwell also has a women's initiative, a sponsorship program, and works with diverse law school, college, and high school students.
Joined LCLD 2013
Highlights of LCLD Participation
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2021: Addison May, Amrine Sultana, Amalia Duncan, Alycenne Nguyen, Eric Locker; 2020: Alejandra Garcia Castro, Dalyn Dessaure, Brooke Griffin, Armando Prather; 2019: Brian Wetzstein, Sydney Miller, Sabrina Bey, Anoush Papazian, Harneet Kaur, Jason Tian, Juan Mata, Kristen Cherry; 2018: Omobolanle Adeniran; 2016: Lauren Cabral, Renee Just, Reagan Kays, Kwamane Liddell, Prince Mikado; 2015: Osaro Aifuwa, Matthew Bakios, Soham Desai, Ephraim Tyler Hintz
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017
Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2016)
Diversity Professionals: Rita Holmes-Bobo
Communications: Laurie Berman