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Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that Joanna Horsnail, a Construction and Government Relations partner in Chicago, has been named to the 2015 Fellows Class of Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC).

Ms. Horsnail was selected by LGC from a pool of more than 100 qualified applicants who were nominated by prominent companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies throughout the Chicago metropolitan area based on their demonstrated leadership potential, academic and professional achievements and community and philanthropic involvement.

The 2015 LGC Fellows Class consists of 36 individuals who will participate in an intensive ten-month leadership development program to study challenges facing the greater Chicago area and become part of a diverse network of leaders working to make a difference.

Former LGC Fellows include Mayer Brown partners Doug Doetsch, Jon Van Gorp and D. Michael Murray, several Mayer Brown alumni, many current and former members of the federal and state judiciary and numerous political and business leaders, including First Lady Michelle Obama.

Ms. Horsnail is a construction and government transactions attorney whose practice focuses on design and construction, public and private finance and general governmental representation. She serves as chair of Mayer Brown’s Women’s Leadership Committee, which was formed to enhance and improve the firm’s retention and advancement of women by focusing on both professional development and business development through training and mentoring. Ms. Horsnail also serves as chair of the board of directors of the Anixter Center, a not-for-profit organization providing a variety of social services to people with disabilities throughout Chicagoland.

Leadership Greater Chicago is a 30-year-old nonprofit organization that cultivates Chicago’s business, public and civic leaders through a deeper understanding of the issues facing our community and each other, helping them to build a better Chicago.