Sierra L. McConnell

Sierra L. McConnell
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801 Grand Ave.
Suite 3700
Des Moines, IA 50309
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515.244.2600 x572


Sierra’s practice focuses on assisting clients with a variety of business issues including Corporate Governance, Cybersecurity, Data Breach & Privacy, Business Formation, Startups, and Emerging Technology.

She also practices in the areas of Banking Law and Regulatory Compliance, and helps both individuals and businesses with their Real Estate needs.

While completing her legal training, Sierra gained experience working with startups and emerging companies as a student attorney at the Drake Entrepreneurial/Transaction Clinic.  She also served as Executive Editor of the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law and as a 2020 Summer Associate at Dickinson Bradshaw.

Sierra received undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Speech Communications (Summa Cum Laude) from the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University and her Juris Doctorate degree with High Honors from Drake Law School.

Education & Background


  • J.D., Drake Law School (with High Honors), 2021

  • B.S., Iowa State University Ivy College of Business (Summa Cum Laude), member Phi Beta Kappa 

Prior Experience

  • Student Attorney, Drake Entrepreneurial / Transaction Clinic

  • Executive Editor, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, Drake University Law School

  • Member, ABA NAAC Moot Court Team

  • Member, Drake Arbitration Team

  • Summer Associate, Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen P.C.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in the areas of:
    • Corporate Governance and Compliance Law
    • Privacy and Data Security.


Admitted to practice in the following states:

  • Iowa

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