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Jennifer L. Curry Named Co-Managing Shareholder of Baker Donelson's Baltimore Office

Baker Donelson has named Jennifer L. Curry as co-managing shareholder of the Firm's Baltimore office. Ms. Curry will serve alongside the current managing shareholder, James E. Edwards Jr.

"Jennifer is driven to be successful, but also to assist those around her in being the best that they can be. She is kind and compassionate, and she is a leader," said Mr. Edwards. "All of those attributes and more led to the conclusion that she is an ideal choice to be the next managing shareholder in Baltimore and will ensure that she excels in her new role."

"I am extremely thankful to Jim for his dedication to this Firm and to this office, and I am grateful to my partners for their support and confidence in me," added Ms. Curry. "I am honored to lead an office of such talented and dedicated attorneys, and I also recognize the significance of being the first female managing shareholder of this historic office. It's a really exciting time to be at Baker Donelson in Baltimore as we roll out our strategic growth initiative, looking to further cultivate the Baker Donelson brand by adding talented attorneys to the strong entrepreneurial spirit we have building here."

While serving as co-office managing shareholder, Ms. Curry will continue to serve as co-chair of the Firm's L&E Health practice and will maintain her robust labor and employment legal practice, which is focused on working closely with employers in the health care and education industries on all manner of employment and compliance issues. Her practice includes advising and defending employers against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims; coordinating crisis management responses; directing internal investigations involving sexual harassment, false claims, and whistleblowing; conducting Title IX investigations and proceedings; and implementing workplace health and safety mandates.

Ms. Curry has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Maryland Super Lawyers for 2022, having previously been recognized as a Rising Star every year from 2013 to 2021. She was also selected by The Daily Record for its 2021 "Leading Women" list and its 2018 "VIP List – Very Important Professionals Successful by 40." Ms. Curry currently serves on the board of trustees of the Baltimore Bar Foundation, is a Next Up leader with the Greater Baltimore Committee, and is a member of the Leadership Advisory Council for Cristo Rey High School. She was a member of the board of directors of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce from 2017 to 2020. Within Baker Donelson, Ms. Curry also serves on the Firm's Women's Initiative and Diversity Committees, and was recognized with the Firm's 2020 Work-Life Warrior Award.

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