Breanna M. Schmidt

Breanna M. Schmidt

Director of Talent Development & Diversity
Portland, OR

About Breanna

Breanna Schmidt is the Director of Talent Development & Diversity, based in the Portland office of U.S. law firm Stoel Rives LLP. She brings the Talent Management team more than 16 years of law firm experience, with 12 years focused on professional development.

At Stoel Rives, Breanna is responsible for providing strategic and administrative support for the professional development of the firm’s lawyers and staff by designing and implementing integration and training programs; administering the associate, of counsel, and staff attorney evaluation and compensation process; supporting the coaching and mentoring program; providing career counseling; and implementing and supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs. She works closely with firm leadership and the firm’s Associates Committee, Coaching and Mentoring Committee, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Pro Bono Committee.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Breanna served as the Director of Professional Development at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (fka Lewis and Roca LLP), where she oversaw and drove a comprehensive strategic approach to the firm’s Lawyer Professional and Practice Development Program.

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Honors & Activities

  • Member, Association of Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP), 2018–present
    • Member of the Training & Development Committee, 2019–present
  • Member, Professional Development Consortium (PDC), 2009–present
    • Member of the Technology Committee, 2013
    • Member of the Pacific Northwest City Group, 2015–present
    • Member of the PDC Conference Planning Committee, 2019
  • Member, National Association of Legal Placement (NALP), 2008–present
    • Speaker, “On Your Mark: Skills to Help New Lawyers Hit the Ground Running,” NALP Annual Conference, 2014
    • Member of the Diversity & Inclusion Section, 2015–present
    • Member of the Lawyer Professional Development Section, 2015–present
  • Member, Society of Human Resource Management, 2013–2017
  • Member, Portland Human Resource Management Association, 2014–2017
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