Mary Balistreri


Mary Balistreri brings more than 15 years of legal marketing experience to her role as Business Development & Leadership Coach at Quarles & Brady LLP. Coaching attorneys in the development of leadership skills and strategies to win business is central to her role. Additionally, she coaches teams of attorneys to create value propositions and action plans that best capitalize on opportunities. Mary's philosophy focuses on discovering the tactics that help individuals and teams realize their potential.

Formerly the Director of Business Development, she led the business development team overseeing the firm's industry teams, targeted marketing initiatives and proposal process. She continues to work with attorneys to create strategies and structures that increase the success of business development while focusing on ROI.

Prior to her work with law firms, she owned a musical theater company and was a reporter.

A Certified Leadership and Talent Management Coach, she is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Mass Communications where she majored in Print Journalism.

Education and Honors

  • Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Certificate, Quarles & Brady Leadership Program (2016)