Illinois settlements have reached a seven-year high, according to the Jury Verdict Reporter’s 2023 Settlements Report.
Who says you can’t go home again? Not Pauline Levy. Levy, a senior counsel for McDonald’s Corp., spent the early part of her career at then-Novack & Macey, which is now known as Armstrong Teasdale after an April acquisition. Levy has always been appreciative of the training and lessons learned during private practice at the firm before she left to join the fast-food powerhouse in 1997.
Eric White’s road to partnership at Winston & Strawn didn’t follow the traditional path of joining the firm as a summer associate and climbing up the ladder.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has been in the news. A lot. The DEI discussion organizations were having on this topic five years ago, even last year, need to be different.
Students often enter the legal profession with a drive to positively impact its culture. I saw the inspiration first-hand this summer during programs the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism participated in with first-year law students. The first is Jumpstart, a pre-law school program for first-generation law students and those from historically underrepresented communities. Then there were professionalism orientations for 1Ls at each of the state’s nine law schools.
40 Under Forty 2023Congratulations to this year's 40 Under Forty class of attorneys.
Salute! Women in Law 2022Chicago Lawyer is proud to present the 2022 Salute! Women in Law special section.