Executive Assistant Dean for Career Planning and Professional Development
Greg Miarecki joined the College of Law in 2011 as its inaugural executive assistant dean for Career Planning and Professional Development, responsible for leading the College of Law’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development. Prior to joining the College of Law, Dean Miarecki practiced complex civil and white-collar criminal litigation in the Chicago office of Winston & Strawn LLP. During 14 years in practice, Dean Miarecki specialized in “bet the company” trials, and represented notable corporations and individuals. For example, he served as one of the trial counsel to former Illinois Gov. George H. Ryan during a seven-month trial conducted in the Northern District of Illinois, tried the first consummated merger case brought by the Federal Trade Commission in more than 15 years—F.T.C. v. Chicago Bridge & Iron, and tried a wide variety of products liability cases, including numerous smoking and health trials across the country. Dean Miarecki also played a leading role in the training and development of the firm’s associates, serving as a coach and mentor to dozens of attorneys during his time at the firm.
At the College of Law, Dean Miarecki leads the College’s Office of Career Planning and Professional Development. He oversees the College’s employer relations initiatives, and works directly with employers to develop tailored recruitment and retention programs. He also directs the College’s talent development efforts, and has spearheaded the development of numerous initiatives to make College of Law graduates “Ready on Day 1” for the practice of law. Finally, Dean Miarecki focuses on strategic planning and development, with an eye toward knitting together various aspects of the College’s instruction and programming to maximize professional development opportunities for College of Law students and alumni.
Dean Miarecki teaches a number of classes at the College. Most significantly, he serves as lead instructor for the College’s Fundamentals of Legal Practice class, which provides instruction to all first-year law students in the business of law, communications, personal branding, business development and marketing, client service, the importance of pro bono service, and leadership. He also teaches classes in Advanced Trial Advocacy and Small Firm Practice, and in-house legal practice. Based in Chicago, Dean Miarecki also plays a major role in the development of the College of Law’s Chicago Program, which offers students the opportunity to work and study in Chicago during the spring semester of their third year in law school.
Dean Miarecki also has deep experience in leadership of teams and non-profit organizations, with specific expertise in strategic planning, marketing, communications, change management, and talent development within such organizations.
BA, JD University of Chicago
Small Firm Practice
Fundamentals of Legal Practice
Advanced Trial Advocacy and Professional Responsibility