Howard University School of Law alumna (J.D.’14) Vanessa Tabler was recently named partner at Faegre Drinker.
Tabler is a go-to deal-maker and advises private equity funds, public and private companies on a full range of M&A and strategic transactions. She brings a full list of impressive professional accomplishments to the table, but it is her personal story that is, perhaps, more important.
As one of the few Black women M&A attorneys across the entire industry to be named partner at a large law firm, Tabler is no stranger to adversity and the lack of representation in her practice. Throughout her accomplished career, she has served as a tireless advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, and in important leadership roles with clients and at Faegre Drinker. Another aspect of Tabler’s life is that she is a single mother to a young child. While this responsibility is no small feat on its own, she has managed to juggle these duties, all while developing a flourishing corporate practice and dedicating her time to diversity, equity and inclusion, pro bono and mentorship.