Julie is a dedicated resource for summer associates and associates who want to sharpen their legal writing skills. She works one-on-one with lawyers and teaches workshops that address common writing challenges. In Chambers Associate, our associates called Julie "an invaluable asset to the firm."
Women in Law Empowerment Forum awarded Schiff Hardin its 2015 Gold Standard in Recognition of Integration of Women in the Firm for the 3rd straight year. Schiff Hardin was one of only eight firms in the nation to earn a perfect score.
In a precedent-setting case, partner Paula Ketcham and associate Shawna Boothe persuaded an Illinois appellate court that college students who report sexual assaults to campus security cannot then be sued for defamation. Illinois is now only the second state in the nation to recognize an absolute privilege for these reports.
The National Immigrant Justice Center selected Chicago associate Molly L. Wiltshire as a 2016 Rising Star. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding achievements to promote, protect, and advance human rights.
Human Rights Campaign Awards Perfect Score on 2016 Corporate Equality Index for Sixth Consecutive Year
Twenty-eight Schiff Hardin attorneys and eight practice areas receive leading rankings for 2015.
Schiff Hardin ranked #4 for Associate/Partner Relations, #7 for Firm Culture,and #8 for Transparency.
Associate Mir Ali took a unique path on his way to practicing at Schiff Hardin, first serving in the U.S. Army Special Forces and founding a nonprofit to connect returning veterans with their communities.
The environmental challenges facing businesses are growing. Businesses must navigate both the shifting sands of environmental rules and the relentless onslaught of toxic-tort and enforcement suits. We have experience in all of these areas. From negotiating with EPA and dozens of responsible parties at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn to defending a San Francisco utility against a challenge involving its utility poles, we work closely with clients, regulators, scientists, and engineers to find creative solutions to the increasingly complex challenges facing businesses today.