Vedder Thinking | News Margo Wolf O'Donnell Elected President of the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law
Vedder Price Shareholder, Margo Wolf O'Donnell was elected President of the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law today at the Coalition's annual meeting. The Coalition is one of the largest women's legal associations in the country, with a membership of 51 Chicago law firms and in-house attorneys from more than 22 different companies.
Margo Wolf O'Donnell, a Shareholder in the Litigation and Labor & Employment Groups at Vedder Price, has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Coalition since 2010. In regards to her new position, Ms. O'Donnell commented, "I'm thrilled for the opportunity to lead this wonderful organization and further its mission of providing leadership and business opportunities to women lawyers."
The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law offers networking opportunities, training, mentoring, advice, and other resources to its attorney delegates and their firms or companies. Over the past 6 years, its membership has grown to include virtually every major law firm in the city of Chicago, and it is continuing its growth by including in-house attorneys in its membership.
Ms. O'Donnell is an experienced litigator who handles a variety of cases, including litigation involving restrictive covenants, business torts, employment issues, intellectual property and class action defense. She also is a frequent speaker and has been widely quoted by various national media outlets on topics relating to the prevention of litigation. She earned her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University.
Law Bulletin Publishing Company recognized Ms. O'Donnell as one of 15 "Women Making an Impact" in the 2012 edition of Women in Law, Today's Chicago Woman magazine featured her as one of its "100 Women to Watch" and Leading Lawyers Network named her to its list of the "Top 100 Leading Women Lawyers in Illinois." She holds an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest possible rating). She was also selected by her peers in 2013 and 2014 for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Commercial Litigation. Legal 500 United States recognizes Ms. O'Donnell in the Labor and Employment—Workplace and Employment Counseling category.