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Debbie Atlas is Ice Miller’s Senior Director of Attorney Talent. She leads the firm’s legal talent recruitment efforts for all offices.
Debbie served as Director of Career Services at Indiana Maurer School of Law before joining Ice Miller. As director, she was in charge of interviewing programs, employer relations, law student career advising, professional development skills training and resource development.
In addition, Debbie has seven years of experience as manager of staffing and professional development at an international law firm with ten office locations. In this role, Debbie led staffing and recruitment, performance evaluations and career counseling. She also supported leadership management, team management and legal skills training and management. Before transitioning into this role, she was an associate at the firm.
Debbie earned her juris doctor, cum laude, from The University of Michigan Law School in 2004. During law school, Debbie served as article editor and selection committee member for the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law.
Before graduating law school, Debbie earned her Master of Social Work from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis in 2002 and her Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Emory University in 1999.
Debbie does not provide legal services at Ice Miller.

Speaking Engagements
  • “We Hear You Want Practice-Ready Attorneys, But Are You Ready to Help Law Schools Put That into Practice?” Professional Development Consortium Summer Conference, July 2017
  • “Law Schools and Law Firms: Partnering to Build Lawyers,” Professional Development Consortium Summer Conference, July 2017
  • “Don’t Become a Commodity: Using Legal Market Trends to Demonstrate the Critical Value of PD Departments,” Professional Development Consortium Summer Conference, July 2014
  • “Work Assignment Systems at Law Firms: What Works and How to Get Started,” Professional Development Institute, December 2013
  • “Top Down Thinking: How to Be a Powerful Advocate for Change,” Professional Development Consortium Summer Conference, July 2013
  • “Using Pro Bono to Build and Evaluate Core Legal Competencies,” Pro Bono Institute Annual Conference, March 2012
  • “Workload Management and Professional Development,” Washington, D.C. Professional Development Consortium, November 2010
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