New Board Members
Region 8 (Indiana & Kentucky)
Jane Dall Wilson, ‘03 J.D.
Jane Dall Wilson graduated from Notre Dame Law School in 2003. During Law School, Wilson served as Executive Articles Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review and published notes in both the Law Review and the Journal of College and University Law. She graduated as the recipient of the Hoynes Prize. After Law School, Wilson began a clerkship with The Honorable Kenneth F. Ripple of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In 2004, she joined the law firm Baker & Daniels LLP, now Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, in the business litigation group. Over the last fourteen years of her practice, Wilson has worked on a number of complex litigation matters and appeals. She is a member of the firm’s Women’s Forum for Achievement Leadership Council and has been actively involved in the firm’s hiring process. She has also participated in various pro bono matters ranging from criminal appeals at the Seventh Circuit to one-time amicus representation of the Conference of Chief Justices.
In the community, Wilson has also served on several non-profit boards including Indy Reads, the adult literacy organization for Central Indiana, and Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation, the supporting organization for the Indianapolis Public Schools system. She is currently a member of the lay board of advisors for the Sisters of St. Benedict at Our Lady of Grace Monastery. She and her husband Brad live outside Indianapolis with their two children, who are four and two and avidly learning to cheer for Notre Dame. Her two-year-old proudly tells just about everyone that he is “going to Notre Dame to play football and baseball.”
Region 9 (Ohio, West Virginia, West Pennsylvania)
Jennifer Girard Gehrlein, ‘97 J.D.
Jennifer Girard Gehrlein graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1997 and started her legal career with Jones Day in Cleveland. She practiced in Jones Day’s Business Practice Group for six years, where she worked on M&A transactions, SEC filings, contracts, and general corporate matters. Gehrlein took some time off from her legal career while her children were young and served as the President of the Junior League of Cleveland during this time. She resumed her legal career in 2008 as in-house Corporate Counsel at Cliffs Natural Resources. After five years at Cliffs, Gehrlein moved to Chart Industries, Inc. for four years as Senior Corporate Counsel. She is now Director – Senior Corporate Counsel for Fairmount Santrol Inc., where she is responsible for drafting and negotiating all of the company’s contracts.
Outside of her legal work, Gehrlein is a dedicated community volunteer. In addition to the Junior League of Cleveland, she served as the Chair of the Finance Committee for Lakeside Chautauqua’s Board of Directors for six years, where she oversaw several community improvements, including building a swimming pool and wellness center. She has served as the President of her church’s Women’s Guild and PTO, and recently co-chaired the Saint Ignatius High School Loyola Society’s annual fundraiser.
During Law School, Gehrlein was a two-year member of the Barristers Trial Team and was a recipient of the Barrett Award for Oral Advocacy. At her graduation, she was also awarded the University of Notre Dame’s Distinguished Graduate Award for her dedication to the Notre Dame community. In addition to graduating Cum Laude, Gehrlein served as the Managing Editor of the Journal of College and University Law, President of the Women’s Legal Forum, and was honored to be the Assistant Rector of Badin Hall.