Vedder Price

Diversity Vedder WAVES

Vedder Price’s Women’s Initiative, “WAVES,” was created to enhance the firm’s commitment to diversity—a key priority for us and the clients we serve.

WAVES: Women at Vedder Empowering Success

The WAVES mission is to support the firm’s women attorneys in developing the skills and strategies to be successful in their practices, at the firm and in the community.

The goals of the initiative are to promote the recruitment, retention and advancement of the firm’s women attorneys while providing meaningful opportunities for interaction among them to develop mentoring relationships as well as additional opportunities to expand their practices.

Through discussions, events, networking opportunities and business development trainings, WAVES strives to enhance our attorneys’ abilities and strengthen connections with our clients.

Under the direction of the Diversity Committee and Chair Margo Wolf O’Donnell, WAVES is currently co-chaired by women shareholders across five offices: Amy L. Bess of the Washington, DC office; Mehtap Cevher Conti of the New York office; Jeanah Park of the Chicago office; Heather M. Sager of the San Francisco office; and Lisa M. Simonetti of the Los Angeles office. The group is also supported by Laurel Dearborn, Director of Associate Development and Amanda Brummel, Manager of Legal Recruiting.

At Vedder, we endeavor to provide women with the means to make waves and create a significant impression in their professional careers.


Amy L. Bess


Mehtap Cevher Conti


Margo Wolf O'Donnell


Jeanah Park


Heather M. Sager


Lisa M. Simonetti


Laurel A. Dearborn

Amanda K. Brummel