April 07, 2014

Jenner & Block LLP is pleased to announce that Susan C. Levy, the firm’s managing partner, has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel of the Northern Trust Corporation.  In this position, Susan succeeds Kelly R. Welsh, who was confirmed last week by the United States Senate as general counsel, Department of Commerce. 

Susan will assume the Northern Trust position after spending her entire legal career at Jenner & Block.   

“Susan is valued by our clients and our partners for her sound business judgment, strong legal skills and exceptional leadership capabilities.  She embodies our firm’s core values and has helped us build a world-class organization known for its trial, litigation and  transactional capabilities.  While we are very sad to see her leave the firm, we are exceedingly proud of what she has accomplished.  She will be missed,” said Anton R. Valukas, chairman of Jenner & Block.  He added:  “Susan also continues the recent tradition of our firm’s Managing Partner becoming the General Counsel of one of our valued clients.” 

Susan has been the managing partner of Jenner & Block since July 2008.  She also serves on the firm’s Policy Committee and chairs the firm’s Management Committee.  She has achieved numerous civic and professional recognitions throughout her career and serves on several charitable and philanthropic boards. 

Susan joined Jenner & Block immediately following law school.  She received her J.D. in 1982 from Harvard University and her B.A. in 1979, magna cum laude, from Cornell University.