Phil Donnelly  

Chief Talent Officer

Executive Summary

Phil Donnelly is the Chief Talent Officer at BLG.  In this newly-created role, Phil is responsible for all aspects of talent management across BLG nationally, for the firm's partners and all legal and business services professionals.

Phil brings nearly 30 years' experience in talent management, including in leadership roles with large global financial institutions and top-tier professional services firms.  Most recently, Phil was Global Chief People Officer with White & Case, an AmLaw top ten firm with over 2,500 lawyers in 42 offices world-wide.  Prior to that, Phil was Global Director of People with Ernst & Young's global M&A practice of 6,000 professionals.  Phil has also worked with a leading global consulting firm as Chief Talent Officer, with prior experience in the Middle East as a Managing Director of Talent for a leading Private Equity Sovereign Wealth Fund.  Phil began his career as a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force.