Jami de Lou is the Associate Director of Talent Development, Diversity & Inclusion at Jenner & Block. In this role, she is responsible for leading diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout the firm as well as the development of lawyers through various programs including mentoring, career development and training.
Over the last 20 years, Jami has helped a variety of organizations – from law firms to collegiate athletics to academia – in their efforts to find, interview, develop and advance talent. She has experience in recruiting, training and instruction, curriculum development, professional speaking, and coaching.
Jami is a committed diversity and inclusion professional and a sought after presenter – in particular in professionals skills topics that imbed concepts of reducing bias and increasing cultural competency. She has been a featured speaker and moderator in the areas of diversity and inclusion, presentation skills, interviewing strategies, and other talent management related topics. Her 2013 article titled The Changing Face of Families: The Unseen Depths of Diversity was published in the National Association for Law Placement’s NALP Bulletin and in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s LCLD Connections newsletter .
Additionally, Jami served as a practice group manager for an international legal association, where she managed business development, marketing, and special projects for thirteen practice groups. She has taught courses in interpersonal communication, business speech and public speaking.
Jami is a former at-large board member for the Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP) and the immediate past President of the Associate Board of the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School (YWLCS), the only all-girls public school in Chicago.
Jami holds a Master of Arts in Speech and Interpersonal Communication from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of California Los Angeles.