Stacey

Kielbasa

Chicago, Illinois

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Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 2018


Stacey Kielbasa is the Chief Talent Officer at Chapman and Cutler in Chicago. She has spent her entire career at Chapman, starting as a summer associate and then continuing as an associate in the firm's Public Finance department before taking on her current leadership position.


Under Stacey's guidance, Chapman has raised its American Lawyer Summer Associate Survey and Midlevel Associate Survey rankings from near the bottom of the list to one the Top 10 firms in the nation. She also worked to create Chapman Leadership Academy, a training and development curriculum designed to prepare senior associates for partnership, the first such program of its kind at the firm. Stacey has also worked to expand the internal CLE training for all attorneys, as well as developed Chapman's Core Curriculum program for junior associates, to focus on cross-training and legal issues important to firm clients.


She works with the firm's diversity committee to recruit, retain, and advance women, LGBTQ, and ethnically diverse lawyers -- efforts that have resulted in national recognition for the firm as one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother magazine (Chapman has been regularly ranked since 2007). Chapman has also received a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index every year since 2008.


Stacey served as the President and a Board member for the National Association for Law Placement (NALP).


Stacey received her BA magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, her EdM from the University of Illinois College of Education, and her JD magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.

 

Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 2018


Stacey Kielbasa is the Chief Talent Officer at Chapman and Cutler in Chicago. She has spent her entire career at Chapman, starting as a summer associate and then continuing as an associate in the firm's Public Finance department before taking on her current leadership position.


Under Stacey's guidance, Chapman has raised its American Lawyer Summer Associate Survey and Midlevel Associate Survey rankings from near the bottom of the list to one the Top 10 firms in the nation. She also worked to create Chapman Leadership Academy, a training and development curriculum designed to prepare senior associates for partnership, the first such program of its kind at the firm. Stacey has also worked to expand the internal CLE training for all attorneys, as well as developed Chapman's Core Curriculum program for junior associates, to focus on cross-training and legal issues important to firm clients.


She works with the firm's diversity committee to recruit, retain, and advance women, LGBTQ, and ethnically diverse lawyers -- efforts that have resulted in national recognition for the firm as one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Women by Working Mother magazine (Chapman has been regularly ranked since 2007). Chapman has also received a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation Corporate Equality Index every year since 2008.


Stacey served as the President and a Board member for the National Association for Law Placement (NALP).


Stacey received her BA magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, her EdM from the University of Illinois College of Education, and her JD magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.