Vedder Thinking | News Margo Wolf O’Donnell Named “Women of Influence Award Winner” in Best Lawyers Spring Business Edition
April 5, 2017
Margo Wolf O’Donnell, a Shareholder and Chair of the Vedder Price Diversity Committee, was recently named by Best Lawyers as a “Women of Influence Award Winner” in their “Women in the Law” Spring Business Edition. Fifteen women attorneys from across the nation were chosen as award winners, with five women, including Ms. O’Donnell, from Chicago law firms.
Ms. O’Donnell’s interview with Best Lawyers touched on her history in litigation and where her inspiration came from, why diversity and attorney support are so important for firms and companies to develop environments fertile for success, and how she wins business by focusing on the value provided to the client. She notes, “When it came time for me to practice law, I found that I enjoyed litigation because it constantly exposed me to new ideas and businesses; it is still so interesting and gratifying to learn what my clients do and help them achieve their goals.”
In addition to leading Vedder Price’s Diversity Committee, Ms. O’Donnell is an experienced litigator. She also acts as a business adviser to her clients, helping them to anticipate and prevent disputes, and she regularly counsels clients on a variety of employment-related issues. She is a frequent speaker and has been widely quoted by various national media outlets on topics relating to the prevention of litigation and has received numerous accolades for her work. She is also a past President of the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, a past recipient of the Coalition Leadership Award and has been recognized by Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation since 2013.
The “Women of Influence” awards are the result of the first-ever collaboration between the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law and Best Lawyers. Coalition members nominated 70 attorneys from firms and companies across the nation based on their achievements and accolades in their specific practice areas, and 15 winners were selected based on factors such as number of nominations, nominator feedback and editorial research.
To read the full interview, please click here.