Awards

  •  Albert E. Jenner Pro Bono Award, 2015
  • Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, 2015
  • Illinois Super Lawyers
    Tax - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Leading Lawyers Network
    Tax Law: Business, 2004-2019
    Top 100 Leading Women Lawyers in Illinois, 2009
    Top 100 Leading Women Business Lawyers in Illinois, 2009, 2012
  • Legal 500
       Tax -- Domestic Tax:  Central -  2013
       Tax -- US Taxes: Non-Contentious - 2020, 2021
  • National Organization for Women
    Bella Abzug Woman of Honor Award, 2008

Community Involvement

  • American Constitution Society - Chicago Lawyer Chapter
    Member, Board of Advisors, 2009-present
    Co-Chair, ACS Legal Legends Annual Luncheon, 2010-2012
  • Cook County Commission on Women's Issues
    Commissioner, 1998 - 2002
  • Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership
    Board Member
    Delegate Class of 2003
  • Lambda Legal
    Member, Board of Directors, 2011-present
    Board Secretary
  • Personal PAC, 2000-2010
  • The Women’s Treatment Center
    Former Vice Chair, Board of Directors
  • Vital Bridges (f/k/a Open Hand Chicago)
    Counsel / Board Member, 1998-2008

Service To The Bar

  • American Bar Association
    Tax Section - Administrative Practice, Diversity and State and Local Tax Committees
    Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee
  • Chicago Bar Association
    Member, State and Local Tax Committee
    Member, Alliance for Women Committee
    Member, Election Law Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Supreme Court
    Committee on Equality, 2021-2023
    Committee on Professional Responsibility, 2022-2024
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California - Taxation Section
  • WILPOWER (The Power of Women in Law)
    Chair, 2003-2006
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
    Former Member, Board of Directors