CEO & Managing Partner, 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. 

Husch Blackwell is proud to be the largest firm in the nation with an African-American chairman. The firm promotes diversity by evaluating partners’ participation in diversity efforts, offering minority scholarships, and participating in diversity organizations, including LCLD. 

Joined LCLD 2013 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2019: Anthony Grice; 2018: David Carr; 2017: Denyse L. Jones; 2016: Fang Shen; 2015: Theodore R. Bynum; 2014: Kassandra G. McLaughlin

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2019: Daan Erikson; 2018: Asel Mukeyeva; 2017: Leslie A. Gutierrez; 2016: Allan M. Williams 

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
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)


Member: Gregory Smith, Diane Carter

Diversity Professionals: Rita Holmes-Bobo

Communications: Laurie Berman