Michele Bendekovic is the Director of Attorney Development and Diversity at Bass, Berry & Sims. In this role she is responsible for assisting all firm attorneys in ongoing professional development activities and for establishing a diverse and inclusive team in order to provide firm clients with the highest quality of work and service.
With respect to her role in attorney development, Michele develops and manages training programs for attorneys at all levels related to the enhancement of skills in leadership, marketing, practice management, business development, client relationships and others.
In conjunction with the overall attorney development program, Michele works with firm administration on the development of short- and long-term diversity goals and policies that will support and augment the firm's overall strategy. This planning includes recruitment, retention and ongoing programs that support and advance a diverse group of attorneys.
Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Michele was the Director of Recruiting and Professional Development at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC in Morgantown, West Virginia.