Jenner & Block

Jenner & Block works with the bar, the community and affiliated organizations to promote the advancement of women in the legal profession and to address issues that affect women and girls in the community.

Affiliations and Sponsorships
Some of the professional and student organizations that the firm supports are:

  • American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession
  • Black Women’s Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago
  • Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women
  • Ms. JD
  • National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)
  • National Women’s Law Center
  • National Partnership for Women
  • New York Women’s Foundation
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Women’s Leadership Coalition Northwestern School of Law
  • Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago

The firm has served as the premiere sponsor of the Black Women Lawyers Association (BWLA) National Summit, and as the inaugural sponsor of National Association of Women Lawyers General Counsel Institute. The General Counsel Institute is designed to provide women lawyers with information and guidance on what senior corporate counsel can do to move their careers toward the general counsel role.

Jenner & Block is a signatory to the Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women’s “Call to Action,” committing to increasing the numbers for women lawyers in leadership positions in law firms, as well as improving the disparity in which men and women are retained, promoted and laterally recruited.

Jenner & Block is home to many prestigious women lawyers who are dedicated to the profession, to the bar and to their communities. They serve in leadership roles for organizations ranging from the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation and the National Association of Women Lawyers to the Illinois State Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the New York Bar Association and the Black Women’s Lawyer Association of Greater Chicago.

Our women lawyers also provide leadership to a variety of community organizations. Many of the firm’s lawyers – both women and men – provide pro bono representation to community organizations that serve women and girls.

Our women lawyers also garner recognition from the legal and business communities as outstanding leaders in the field as shown by the following honors: 

  • Chambers USA rankings annually
  • Top 50 Female Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
  • Illinois Super Lawyers "Rising Stars"
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers
  • Top 100 Leading Women in Illinois by the Leading Lawyers Network  (several lawyers annually)
  • Chicago "40 Under 40" by Crain’s Chicago
  • New York "40 Under 40" by Crain’s New York
  • "Rising Stars" by Law360
  • 2010, 2012  Impact Award Chicago Foundation for Women

2018 WINGS Service Day

Top: Vaishalee Yeldandi, Kamilya Jumagulova, Samantha Swartz, Kelsey Stimple, Regina Wood, Sara Stappert, Elena Olivieri
Bottom: Hanna Helwig, Christina Lopez and Leah Garner