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Vedder Thinking | News Margo Wolf O'Donnell To Receive "Leadership Award" from the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law

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Margo Wolf O'Donnell, a Shareholder in Vedder Price's Employment and Litigation practice groups, is the recipient of this year's "Leadership Award" from the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and commitment to the advancement of women in law, as well as demonstrated excellence in lawyering and achievement in the legal profession.

Ms. O'Donnell is the Chair of the Diversity Committee at Vedder Price, which works to recruit, retain and advance diverse attorneys at the firm, and recently launched "Women at Vedder," the firm's first formal women’s initiative. Ms. O'Donnell is also the current Membership and Public Relations Chair and Immediate Past President of the Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law.

Ms. O'Donnell has received many accolades for her work in employment and litigation. Illinois Super Lawyers currently recognizes Ms. O'Donnell as one of the "Top 100 Attorneys in Illinois," and "Top 50 Women Attorneys in Illinois." Leading Lawyers Magazine recently named Ms. O'Donnell as one of the "Top Ten Women Management Employment Attorneys in Illinois." Ms. O'Donnell holds an “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest possible rating), has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America, and Legal 500 United States recognizes Ms. O'Donnell in the Labor and Employment—Workplace and Employment Counseling category.

The Coalition of Women's Initiatives in Law is a non-profit membership association with attorneys from more than 70 law firms and 40 companies of all sizes across the Chicago area. The Coalition's goal is to promote a dialogue and support network among women attorneys and to further their career advancement and professional development. More information can be found at


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