Denise Gaskin

Denise Gaskin

Chief Operating Officer


Denise Gaskin is Schwabe’s Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Executive Committee. She provides leadership to the team that oversees the firm’s administrative functions, including finance, technology, talent management, marketing and business development.

With a background in psychology, collaboration, communications and wellness, Denise brings a unique perspective to the firm. Her team-building philosophy underlies and strengthens all aspects of Schwabe’s operations and client service.

Denise has worked in the legal field as a Chief Operating Officer since 2008. Before that, she worked as an administrator for a seven-county behavioral health organization in western North Carolina. 


  • Indiana University, M.S. Counseling Psychology (1996)
  • University of Tennessee, Ph.D. Collaborative Learning (2007)
  • Ball State University, Bachelor of Science degree, Exercise Physiology (1989)

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