28 September 2009 – Seven partners in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office have been recognized by Leading Lawyers Network Magazine as leading women lawyers in Illinois.

Donna Morgan  (Wealth Management) was named one of the “Top 10 Leading Women Consumer Lawyers in Chicago.” She and Rebecca Eisner (Corporate & Securities), Sheila Finnegan (Litigation), Michele Odorizzi (Litigation) and Mary Richardson-Lowry (Government & Global Trade) were ranked among the “Top 100 Leading Women Lawyers in Illinois.”  Fern Bomchill (Litigation) and Debora de Hoyos (Banking & Finance) joined Mss. Eisner, Finnegan, Odorizzi and Richardson-Lowry on the list of “Top 100 Leading Women Business Lawyers in Illinois.”

“We applaud these outstanding lawyers for this well-deserved recognition, which acknowledges the quality of their work and their commitment to client service,” said Mayer Brown Chairman Bert Krueger.

Rankings in Leading Lawyers Network Magazine, which is published by Law Bulletin Publishing Company, are determined based on recommendations by the attorneys’ professional peers.  The selection process included a verification of the lawyers’ ethical standings and a final review by the 300-member Leading Lawyers Network Advisory Board, comprised of those Leading Lawyers who received the highest number of votes for their area(s) of law and/or their region of the state.