Assistant Dean
Whiting Dimock Leary

Senior Assistant Dean for Students

University of Colorado Law School
326G Wolf Law Building
401 UCB
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 326G
Phone: (303) 492-8259
E-mail: whiting.leary@colorado.edu

Educational Background:
J.D.   University of Colorado Law School   1996  
B.A.   Williams College   1992  
Bio:
Whiting Dimock Leary graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 1996, and returned to the school to serve as Senior Assistant Dean for Students in 2010. Following graduation from Colorado Law, Dean Leary worked for seven years as an associate at two major law firms in Washington, DC - first, for Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, where she focused primarily on corporate and securities matters for clients in the financial services industry, and then at Dow Lohnes PLLC where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions in the communications and high tech industries. Dean Leary subsequently worked as a Vice President at Trammell Crow Company, an international commercial real estate services firm where she had transactional and personnel management responsibilities, and at Nixon Peabody LLP, where she was responsible for recruiting, integrating, training, coaching, evaluating, mentoring, advising, and facilitating departures of legal personnel.

Immediately prior to her appointment as the Senior Assistant Dean for Students, Dean Leary worked as a Senior Career Advisor at Shannon & Manch, LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm, where she specialized in attorney career development and talent management issues, working intensively with attorneys and law students in career transition and also in a consultative role to law firms, advising members of firm leadership on issues that impact productivity, attorney evaluation processes and compensation systems. Dean Leary holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School, a B.A. from Williams College, and has completed coursework in the Organizational Counseling M.S. program at The Johns Hopkins University.