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Diversity in the Legal Profession

TerraLex 2020 Virtual Global Meeting

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Moments of Impact: Transforming Organizational Culture

The Diversity and Flexibility Alliance

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Women’s Networking Roundtable

Infrastructure Investor New York Summit

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Concerns for Your Practice

47th Annual Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute

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Embracing Diversity and Inclusion in Your Practice/Family Office

Trusts & Estates Virtual Forums

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Networking Panel with LEAD

UCLA Law Women LEAD and Womyn of Color Collective

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Schiff Hardin Named to Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 2015 “50 Best Law Firms for Women” List

For the 4th straight year, Working Mother recognized Schiff Hardin as a law firm that is leading the way in attracting, retaining, and promoting women lawyers.

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Schiff Hardin Named a Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality for Sixth Consecutive Year

For the sixth year in a row, the firm earned a perfect score of 100% on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2016 Corporate Equality Index.

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Schiff Hardin Named a Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 2016 “50 Best Law Firms for Women” for Fifth Consecutive Year

The list recognizes firms with family-friendly policies and career and business development initiatives that retain women attorneys and advance them into the leadership pipeline.

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Schiff Hardin Announces New Diversity Committee Leadership

Co-Chairs Sailesh K. Patel and Christine A. McGuinness to Focus on Promoting Inclusion, Retention, and Sponsorships

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Schiff Hardin Named a “Best Law Firm for Women” for Six Years in a Row

For the sixth consecutive year, Schiff Hardin has been recognized as one of the “Best Law Firms for Women” by Working Mother magazine for putting best practices into action to retain and promote women lawyers.

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Schiff Hardin Named a Top Law Firm for Women by Law360

Law360 has recognized Schiff Hardin as a top law firm for women in its 2017 Glass Ceiling Report.

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Schiff Hardin Recognized as a Top Firm for LGBT Equality

For the seventh year in a row, Schiff Hardin LLP has been named a top law firm for “Raising the Bar” on LGBT inclusion by Equality Illinois.

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Schiff Hardin Secures LGBT Victory for Civil Unions in Illinois

Schiff Hardin played a pivotal role in an Illinois Court of Appeals dismissal of an appeal by bed and breakfast owners seeking to justify their discrimination by religious beliefs against a gay couple interested in using the facility for a civil union ceremony.

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Eisenstein and Hickey Named to Crain’s Chicago Notable Women Lawyers List

Managing Partner Marci Eisenstein and White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice Group Leader Maggie Hickey have been named to the inaugural Crain’s Custom Media Chicago’s Notable Women Lawyers list, which celebrates seasoned female attorney leaders who have made significant contributions to the legal industry in the last year.

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Schiff Hardin Expands Parental Benefits with New Ramp Up/Down Policy for Working Parents

The policy, which is effective immediately, will help working parents transition into starting their parental leave and returning to work.

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Schiff Hardin Partners with Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce its recent partnership with the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program, which provides pro bono assistance to unrepresented veterans or their loved ones appealing the denial of VA benefits.

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Schiff Hardin Ranked Among Top 175 Firms in 2018 NLJ 500

Schiff Hardin LLP ranked 164 of 350 on The National Law Journal’s 2018 NLJ 500 list, which recognizes the 500 largest law firms in the United States based on the average number of full-time equivalent attorneys from January 1 to December 31, 2017.

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Schiff Hardin Ranked as a Best Law Firm for Female Attorneys

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce it has been recognized as a top law firm for women by Law360’s 2018 Glass Ceiling Report, which ranks firms based on their percentage of nonpartners and total partners who are women.

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Schiff Hardin Receives National Diversity Rankings by 2019 Vault Associate Survey

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce the firm received top national rankings on diversity in the 2019 Vault Associate Survey.

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Working Mother Names Schiff Hardin to “Best Law Firms for Women” List

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce that for the seventh year in a row, the firm has been named to Working Mother magazine’s “Best Law Firms for Women” list.

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Eisenstein Named Among Chicago’s Notable Women Executives Over 50

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Marci Eisenstein has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Notable Women Executives Over 50” list for 2019.

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Eisenstein Named in Top 250 Women in Litigation Guide for Fifth Year

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Marci Eisenstein has been recognized in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation guide for the fourth year in a row and fifth time overall.

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Law360 Recognizes Schiff Hardin as Top Firm for Women for Third Straight Year

For the third consecutive year, Schiff Hardin LLP has been recognized as a top law firm for women in Law360’s 2019 Glass Ceiling Report.

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Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Selects Three Schiff Attorneys for 2019 Leadership Programs

Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2019 leadership programs.

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Patel Listed in Lawyers of Color Nation’s Best 2019

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Group Co-Leader Sailesh Patel has been named to Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Nation’s Best 2019 list in the Midwest Region.

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Pileggi Named to 2019 New York Metro Women’s Edition Super Lawyers

Partner Patricia Pileggi has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 New York Metro Women’s Edition Super Lawyers in its Criminal Defense: White Collar category for the second year in a row.

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Schiff and Loyola Celebrate 20-Year Partnership on Scholarship for Diverse Talent

Schiff Hardin LLP and Loyola University Chicago School of Law presented student Imani Holle with the 2019 John J. Waldron Scholarship.

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Schiff Earns “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ” Accolade for Nearly a Decade

Schiff Hardin LLP announced today that the firm has earned a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s 2019 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), along with the distinction as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” for nine years running.

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Schiff Hardin Achieves Mansfield Certified Plus Status for Diversity

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce the firm has achieved Mansfield Certified Plus status for 2019, solidifying our commitment to increasing diversity within the firm’s leadership ranks.

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Schiff Hardin Nationally Ranked for Diversity and as A Best Law Firm to Work For in 2020 Vault Associate Survey

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce the firm received top national rankings in the 2020 Vault Associate Survey, including being listed for the first time among Vault’s Best Law Firms to Work For.

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Schiff Receives 2019 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Compass Award

Schiff Hardin LLP has been recognized with a 2019 Compass Award by the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD) for the firm’s active involvement in partnering with LCLD to foster a more diverse legal profession.

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Schiff Receives Tipping the Scales Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce the firm is a 2019 recipient of the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance’s Tipping the Scales Award, celebrating the firm’s dedication to diversity and inclusion within the firm’s partnership.

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Aly Named Among Crain’s Chicago Notable Minorities in Law

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Group Co-Leader Imron Aly has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting & Law list for 2020.

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Bickford Honored with 2020 Flex Success Award

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Lucy Bickford has been awarded the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance’s 2020 Flex Success® Award, recognizing her achievements and professional success while working reduced hours.

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Schiff Hardin Statement on Black Lives Matter Movement

Schiff Hardin LLP released the following statement on the Black Lives Matter movement and its support for ending systemic racism.

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Eisenstein and Hickey Recognized as Influential Women in Law

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Marci Eisenstein and White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice Group Leader Maggie Hickey have been chosen has inaugural honorees of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer’s Influential Women in Law Awards.

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Eisenstein Recognized Among Chicago’s Notable Women Executives Over 50 for Second Consecutive Year

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Marci Eisenstein has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Notable Women Executives Over 50” list for the second year in a row.

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Four Schiff Lawyers Join LCLD 2020 Leadership Programs

Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that four attorneys have been selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2020 leadership programs.

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Schiff Hardin Achieves Mansfield Certification for Second Consecutive Year

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce the firm has achieved Mansfield Certified Plus status for 2020.

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Schiff Hardin Provides Pro Bono Representation in Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Unconstitutional Tampon Tax in Michigan

Schiff Hardin is providing pro bono representation alongside Period Equity, the country’s first law and policy organization dedicated to making menstrual products affordable, safe, and accessible to those in need, in a class action lawsuit against the State of Michigan and its Department of Treasury for sex-based discrimination in taxing menstrual products.

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Schiff Joins Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule for Third Straight Year

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce the firm is participating in the Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 4.0, which commits the firm to consider at least 30 percent of candidates for 70 percent of firm promotions, senior-level positions, and leadership roles include women, LGBTQ+, lawyers of color, and lawyers with disabilities.

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Schiff Joins Law Firm Antiracism Alliance As Charter Member

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce the firm is a charter member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance (LFAA), a coalition of about 250 law firms focused on identifying and dismantling systemic racism in the legal profession.

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Schiff Named “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ” for 10 Years

Schiff Hardin LLP announced today that for the 10th consecutive year, the firm has earned a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), along with the distinction as a 2020 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

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Schiff Ranked as Top Firm for Women for Fourth Year

Schiff Hardin LLP has been recognized as a top law firm for women in Law360’s 2020 Glass Ceiling Report for the fourth consecutive year.

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Schiff Receives Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Compass Award for Second Straight Year

For the second consecutive year, Schiff Hardin LLP has been recognized with a Compass Award by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) for the firm’s active involvement in partnering with LCLD to foster a more diverse legal profession.

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Faycurry Named WCC Foundation 2021 “Shero”

Partner Joanne Faycurry has been recognized as a 2021 “Shero” by the Washtenaw Community College Foundation, honoring her commitment to empowering teens and women and advancing women through the community college system.

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Jennings and Ji Named to Lawyers of Color 2020 Lists

Jacquelynne M. Jennings has been named to the Lawyers of Color Nation’s Best 2020 and Helen H. Ji has been named to the Hot List 2020.

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Schiff Commits to Inclusion and Equity with Mansfield 5.0

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce the firm is participating in the Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule 5.0 certification process.

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Schiff Hardin Achieves Mansfield Certification Plus for Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, Schiff Hardin LLP has achieved Mansfield Certified Plus status in 2021, reinforcing the firm’s commitment to increasing diversity within the leadership ranks.

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Schiff Named LCLD 2021 Top Performer and Compass Award Winner

Schiff Hardin LLP has been recognized by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) with two awards: the Compass Award for the third year in a row, and for the first time, the firm has been named a Top Performer.

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Schiff Receives Perfect Score for “LGBTQ Equality” for 11th Year

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce the firm has earned a perfect 100 percent score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and the distinction as a 2021 “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” for the 11th consecutive year.

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Three Attorneys Selected for Leadership Programs with LCLD

Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three attorneys have been selected for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2021 leadership programs.

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Eisenstein Featured Among Women Law Firm Leaders in Chicago Lawyer

Managing Partner Marci Eisenstein shared her take on running one of the largest law firms in Illinois and how Schiff prioritizes developing the next generation of diverse leaders.