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2022 Unsung Legal Heroes: Denice Biros Jayaram

Legal Marketing: Business Development Manager, Stinson

Denice Jayaram said her past career as an attorney has aided her in her current role.

“That background and experience has helped me to be a better business development manager,” Jayaram said.

Jayaram started her career as an attorney. She was an assistant city attorney in Vancouver, Washington before she moved to Kansas City. She later was a judicial clerk in Jackson County.

In her current role, Jayaram supports attorneys working with clients in the financial services industry as well as facilitating and leading business development efforts to achieve strategic initiatives. She builds relationships within the firm and outside the firm, plans events and coaches attorneys.

She said she’s most proud of launching dedicated client teams and enhancing the firm’s social media presence for multiple practice groups. She worked with the marketing team and attorneys to streamline a pipeline of opportunities that resulted in social media content.

And her favorite part of her job is who she works with.

What is the best part of your job?

If I had to boil it down to one thing, I would have to say the best part about my job is the people that I work for and with. I am surrounded by smart, talented, driven, diverse and kind people that work really hard at their trade to be the best that they can be. I am always learning something new, and I am fortunate to work in an environment that fosters continued growth and a culture of positivity.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

I have always been encouraged to do something that I truly enjoy and to do something where I can make a positive impact. I’ve also been told to surround myself with people that I admire and bring the best out of me both personally and professionally. I am very fortunate to be a part of the Stinson team because I’ve been able to realize that during my time here.

What is something that would surprise people about you?

I am a running fanatic. I have a goal to run a half marathon in every state in the United States and, even despite COVID, I continue to steadily work toward achieving that goal. I have completed 10 races thus far, with only 40 to go!

Unsung Legal Heroes 2022